Promising young jockey Tom Midgely (son of trainer Paul) has only had just over 20 rides but has already claimed a couple of career wins. He seems to have bags of potential and he’s set to take the ride on 8 year old course and distance winner Candesta. When it comes to Southwell I feel it’s really important to follow a horse who has good course form and Candesta certainly ticks that box with a win and two places from five previous starts here. Now residing off the same handicap mark as when winning at Southwell previously and from a yard who has a 20% strike rate with their runners at this venue this term he looks to have a great chance.
Fellow course and distance winner Boots And Spurs put in a much improved effort to finish 3rd and loves it here at Southwell.
When it comes to amateur riders you can’t ignore Serena Brotherton who bags winner after winner in races of this nature and it is astounding that she never went professional. Her mount Cockney Boy has been very consistent at Southwell in the past and deserves a tonne of respect.
CANDESTA (WIN) – NAP