Ben Curtis is having a fine season to date as he is currently third in the Jockeys
Championship, only 5 winners behind Hollie Doyle. He can enhance his credentials in
terms of catching her at Haydock on Saturday with a few interesting looking rides.
One of his chances of the day comes in the opener with Seeking Gold looking to build
on his latest win at Yarmouth in a Class 1 Listed event. Step up to a mile should be
within reach for this 2 year old and looks promising.
He teams up with Ian Williams on Sarsons Risk in the Class 2 event at 14:20 and then
in the Old Borough Cup Handicap he sits on current second favourite, Contact who
looks a consistent sort over 1m6f.
Other nice rides include Flaming Rib in the Group 1 Sprint Cup and Nomadic Empire in
the penultimate race of the day.
Curtis heads into the meeting with some good looking rides and is currently operating
at a strike rate of 18% for the last two weeks managing 6 winners from his last 34 rides.