UNDER SIEGE can make a triumphant return to action in this evening's totetrifecta Handicap at Chelmsford.
The four-year-old has been off the track since landing a similar event to this at the venue back in October, when he ran out a cosy three-and-three-quarter-length victor over Pennine Warrior.
Previously trained by Kevin Ryan, Under Siege was having his third start for David Simcock that day, as well as making his first start on a synthetic surface.
Yet he showed that was right up his street as he won with the minimum of fuss, which prompted a 9lb hike in the weights.
Under Siege has been off the track since then but he has run well enough off a break previously and looks an animal with something still to give. Sophie Killoran rides today's nap selection.
JUSTICE FIRST could not follow up on his Kempton success at Lingfield last time but he can redeem himself in the totequadpot Handicap.
Ed Dunlop's charge beat Franco's Secret and Charlies Mate at Kempton but that pair finished ahead of him on the second occasion, with Justice First finding little for pressure.
He did not look at his best that day but is worth another chance off his current perch of 76 and with Pat Cosgrave on board.
SUMMER ISLES has won two of her last four starts and can further enhance those statistics in the toteswinger Handicap.
She likes to lead from the front and while that did not work out in her favour last time, she remains on a handy mark. Graham Lee has the ride.
Paul Nicholls and Jody Sole can team up to good effect once more with MINELLAHALFCENTURY in the Grand Military Gold Cup at Sandown.
Successful with Merrion Square in 2013, Minellahalfcentury has so far failed to live up to early hopes – but an event such as this could be just the thing to set him back on the winning path.
The eight-year-old looked a decent prospect when winning a couple of hurdles, while his second chase start last term yielded victory.
However, the wheels came off on his next two starts and Nicholls put Minellahalfcentury away by the end of February last year after he broke a blood vessel.
His initial effort at Cheltenham in November offered some encouragement but his recent Taunton effort was a little lacklustre as he was last of five finishers.
That run came after another break though, so perhaps he just needed the outing to set him right – and he should certainly benefit from having the highly capable Sole in the plate.
TOBY LERONE has struggled to make his mark in his last two outings but can star once again in the Pete Escobar Handicap Chase at Leicester.
A winner at Towcester back in November, he has dropped a couple of pounds in the handicap, which is a plus for his chances here under jockey Harry Skelton.
QUESTION OF FAITH got the job done at Ayr last month and can repeat the dose back at the Scottish circuit in the Watch RacingUK HD Today Just £10 Handicap Hurdle.