ABBEY ANGEL is expected to go well for Ryedale trainer Richard Fahey in the EBF 32Red.com Fillies' Handicap at Wolverhampton today.
The four-year-old has been in a rich vein of form since the turn of the year, going down narrowly at Chelmsford before securing her first victory in nearly a year and a half over this course and distance a fortnight ago.
She has more on her plate on her return to Dunstall Park, with another course-winning stablemate, Mitre Peak, and David Simcock's hat-trick seeker India's Song both rated as dangers, but Abbey Angel gets the nod.
NEZWAAH looked a really smart recruit on her Chelmsford introduction and looks primed to make it two from two in the 32Red Casino Handicap.
The daughter of Dubawi had presumably been showing trainer Roger Varian plenty on the Newmarket gallops prior to her debut in early January as she was heavily supported into odds-on favouritism.
Those who took the prohibitive odds will have had few concerns during the one-mile journey, with Nezwaah oozing class and picking up well to beat the more experienced Rahyah by a length and a half without being extended.
The fact the runner-up has disappointed since does temper enthusiasm slightly, but that is hardly Nezwaah's fault and the handicapper may have underestimated her scope after handing her an opening mark of 73.
BEST NEW SHOW will not be winning out of turn if coming good in the Ladbrokes Maiden Stakes.
The David Evans-trained juvenile looked a winner waiting to happen after filling the runner-up spot on her debut at Ripon last summer, but she has so far failed to hit the bullseye.
She turned in another good effort in defeat on her second start at Goodwood and that pattern has continued since having her attentions turned to all-weather racing, running well at Wolverhampton, Lingfield and particularly when narrowly beaten at Southwell last time.
Best New Show is clearly no star, but she should have enough about her to land what looks a very winnable race on paper.
POUR LA VICTOIRE should give us a good run for our money in the racinguk.com/winterseasonticket Handicap at Kempton.
Tony Carroll's six-year-old has a consistent profile overall and has run well in defeat at this track on his last couple of starts.
He was doing all his best work at the finish when a close fourth over six furlongs here a fortnight ago and the return to a mile can help him register a first success since last summer.
The jumping fare comes from Plumpton, where recent course and distance scorer BEBINN can follow up in the blueribandbet.com All Ante Post Singles NRNB Handicap Chase.
Paul Webber's mare showed a couple of weeks ago that very demanding conditions suit her well and with testing ground once again on the menu, a 5lb hike might not be enough to stop her earning another visit to the winner's enclosure.
KEMPTON: 2.15 Little Big Man, 2.50 Fun Money, 3.25 Pour La Victoire, 3.55 Be Royale, 4.30 Doctor Parkes, 5.00 Galuppi.
PLUMPTON: 1.35 Clayton, 2.10 Very Live, 2.45 Mogestic, 3.20 Sir Hubert, 3.50 Bebinn, 4.25 Carqalin.
WOLVERHAMPTON: 2.00 Fairy Foxglove, 2.35 Jeanie's Place, 3.10 Wavelet, 3.40 NEZWAAH (NAP), 4.10 Abbey Angel, 4.45 Best New Show, 5.15 National Service.
DOUBLE: Nezwaah and Abbey Angel