LE REVE can go one place better than last year by lifting the BetBright Chase at Kempton.
Lucy Wadham's charge was beaten six lengths by Rocky Creek last term and while that rival is again in opposition, Le Reve can reverse the form this time.
Le Reve is 1lb better off with Rocky Creek here, despite technically being 3lb higher in the ratings, and arrives on the back of a win, unlike his old adversary.
Wadham is targeting the Grand National with her charge and he certainly underlined his staying credentials when winning over three miles with the minimum of fuss at Sandown earlier this month.
He had previously disappointed in the Sky Bet Chase just a week earlier but the application of blinkers seemed to focus his mind nicely and he will be sporting the headgear again here.
Le Reve has a bit to find with the likes of Ziga Boy in opposition but he appears to save his best for right-handed tracks and has plenty in his favour. Harry Skelton rides today's nap selection.
ST SAVIOUR can make it three from three over jumps in the BetBright #realfansonly Adonis Juvenile Hurdle.
Philip Hobbs' runner hails from the family of Classic winner Attraction but has already shown he can stay a trip when sluicing up by 21 lengths on his National Hunt bow at Ludlow last month before returning to that track for another clear-cut success in early February.
His hurdling technique has a little way to go yet but he has shrugged off mistakes before, which speaks volumes about how much untapped ability he may have.
This Grade Two heat is a definite step up but St Saviour can rise to the challenge under Richard Johnson.
WINTER ESCAPE can book his Cheltenham ticket in the Sky Bet Dovecote Novices' Hurdle with Barry Geraghty on board, while CLOONACOOL can lift the BetBright Best For Festival Betting Pendil Novices' Chase riden by Joshua Moore.
Stamina will be the name of the game in Newcastle's Betfred Eider and RUSSE BLANC certainly has plenty of that, judged on his Classic Chase success at Warwick last month.
Kerry Lee's charge defied a career-high mark to land that Grade Three heat and, given that was his first attempt at a trip in excess of three miles and two furlongs, there is every reason to expect Russe Blanc to make further progress in the staying division.
He has to contend with a 10lb hike in the weights here but he appears to have finally found his forte. Charlie Poste is the scheduled jockey.
THE BOSS'S DREAM can bring up a hat-trick for Neil King in the Pertemps Network Group Handicap Hurdle at Chepstow under Trevor Whelan.
A great day of action is in prospect at Lingfield and GRENDISAR can prove the star turn by landing the Coral Winter Derby for trainer Marco Botti.
The six-year-old claimed the trial event for this race at the beginning of the month, beating the reopposing Festive Fare by half a length after a handful of previous decent efforts at Listed level.
There is no logical reason to expect the runner-up to turn the form around as they meet on exactly the same terms, while Grendisar only narrowly lost out to top-notcher Tryster in this event last year. Adam Kirby rides today.
TAKE COVER impressed when winning at Dundalk last time out and can follow up in the opening Unibet Hever Sprint Stakes, with the high-class Muthmir likely to need it.