ISIS BLUE secured his first success in well over two years at Kempton last month and can swiftly double his tally in the 32Red Handicap back at that track this evening.
The six-year-old has really not seen much racing for a horse of his vintage but, given he has been in the first three in half of his 14 starts to date, he clearly has a modicum of ability.
That conclusion is further backed by the fact that connections have persevered despite what has clearly been a far from smooth ride, with a two-year spell on the sidelines which only ended last November.
He ran a cracker to finish second on that return but perhaps suffered a bit of the dreaded 'bounce' factor when only sixth on his next outing, although that run evidently put him spot on for last month.
Isis Blue has struck up a good partnership with 5lb claimer Alice Mills and she delivered him with a perfectly-timed challenge to win last time, after a merely steady start. Rod Millman gives Mills the leg up again for today's nap choice.
LOGARITHM has shown limited promise in two starts to date but the 32Red On The App Store Maiden Fillies' Stakes provides an excellent opportunity for her to get off the mark.
Well down the field on her debut at Kempton in December, she appeared to appreciate the step up to an extended mile when second at Wolverhampton last month.
Hailing from the family of Grade One winner Flagbird, connections will be eager to get a win on her record and this race provides that opportunity. Robert Havlin has the ride.
FEELIN DICKY is the pick in the 32Red.com Handicap after striking gold at Southwell in November.
He had previously had to be withdrawn after giving some trouble at the stalls on his first trip to the track – but no such problems were in evidence as he powered home by just over a length in Nottinghamshire.
Feelin Dicky was still a bit green that day, so he could be rated marginally better than the winning distance suggests and a starting mark of 71 looks reasonable with Tom Eaves on board.
DAISY BERE already has a win at Southwell to her credit, so the Fibresand surface should present no issues in the 32Red Handicap.
Trained by Karl Burke, the daughter of Peer Gynt finished last on her racecourse bow at Wolverhampton but stepped up significantly on that as she sprang a 66-1 shot at this track last month.
She was still pretty inexperienced that day and looks the type who has plenty more to give. Joey Haynes is booked for the ride.
At Carlisle, KILBREE CHIEF can give Lucinda Russell a nice win in the Lloyds Lawn And Leisure Novices' Limited Handicap Chase.
Second on each of his chase outings so far, the eight-year-old is more than capable of winning an event such as this.
A winner over hurdles in 2013, Kilbree Chief has clearly had his problems as he missed well over a year of racing before returning over fences at Kelso in December.
He was beaten 11 lengths that day but the way he stayed on at the finish suggested that perhaps chasing might turn out to be his game.
That impression was confirmed when he finished just over three lengths behind the useful Un Noble at Ayr last month and Kilbree Chief's time must surely be coming. Peter Buchanan will look to steer home home.
BREEZEMOUNT cost a relatively moderate £26,000 at the sales last December and is worth watching as he makes his debut under Rules in the Racing To School Novices' Hurdle.
The six-year-old was a winner at Lingstown point-to-point back in November and, after also finishing second a couple of times in that sphere, he looks the type to make an impact here with Henry Brooke on board.
Stamina is likely to be key at Ludlow, so TRUCKERS HIGHWAY must enter the equation for the Attwood Memorial Trophy Handicap Chase.
The seven-year-old showed he relishes a testing surface when powering home at Uttoxeter last time and conditions are likely to be similarly searching in this event.
A winner three times in early December, he disappointed at Catterick towards the end of that month, prompting trainer John Groucott to give him a few weeks on the easy list.
That decision reaped its reward when he ran out a 21-length winner at Uttoxeter and, while he has been hiked to a mark of 125, Truckers Highway still has plenty in his favour. Harry Challoner has the ride.
ALTESSE DE GUYE is the pick in the Weatherbys Hamilton Mares' Handicap Hurdle, despite not having run since finishing second at Ascot back in November.