image-left-align HeyhoeTwo Swallows has taken on a new lease of life since joining Ben Pauling and is fancied to follow-up her recent Doncaster win by landing the 1.05 at Wetherby on Friday.

The seven-year-old mare had too much pace and power for her rivals last time, and looks the hardy type of stayer her trainer has done so well with in past seasons. The clock spoke kindly too about her latest success and she probably has most to fear from Tom Lacey’s Bells On Sunday, a recent Newcastle winner.

Lacey is a terrific handler, and does extremely well with a small number of horses and it’s a shame he isn’t training Singlefarmpayment anymore. That horse is now in the hands of Tom George, who revealed the other day what a mess he’d made of training Double Shuffle for the BetVictor Gold Cup earlier in the season, an admission that provided scant consolation for punters who backed the horse and expected better from George.