CELESTIAL Spheres boasts some impressive statistics this winter and he can further augment those numbers in the Betway Handicap at Wolverhampton today.

Charlie Appleby's charge is three from four outings since last November, with his only disappointing run coming when never travelling as he was tried over 10 furlongs for the first time.

He put that sorry effort well behind him though when stepped up to 12 furlongs on New Year's Eve and has since gone in again over that trip at Lingfield in January.

Celestial Spheres shrugged off a 4lb rise in the weights to claim a competitive event by half a length that day under what was a fine ride from Adam Kirby.

Teaming up with Martin Harley this time, Celestial Spheres will still want for nothing from the saddle and can defy another 4lb leap up the ratings as he did not do too much in front when winning last time.

Black Sails changed hands for 25,000 euros last autumn and after paying back a little chunk of that with a second place on her debut for Archie Watson, she can make a more significant contribution by winning the Betway Novice Stakes.

Previous trainer Ger Lyons felt she was good enough to tackle the Albany at Royal Ascot and a nine-length beating probably equates to a decent effort in normal company.

She did not get the best run on her first attempt for Watson at Kempton, but should take a leap forward for that first start in six months.

Miami Sunset is worth a small interest as she returns to action in the sunbets.co.uk Claiming Stakes.

Winner of a Yarmouth maiden last August, she put up no kind of show when last seen at Kempton the following month, but that run was surely too bad to be true.

Assanilka has been knocking on the door recently but can finally score for the first time since her debut in 2016 in the 32Red.com Fillies' Handicap.

She has been beaten by Miss Minuty on both of her two most recent starts, being reeled back in close home after racing prominently on both occasions.

Obviously her style of running leaves her open to challengers, but Assanilka is generally a consistent type and has not been too heavily penalised by the handicapper.

Tommy Silver can warm up for the Cheltenham Festival with victory in the 32Red "Jumpers Bumper" at Kempton.

The Paul Nicholls-trained six-year-old has won just once from four starts over fences so far this season, but is rated in the mid-140s having also run three really sound races in defeat.

He was last seen finishing third behind stablemate Cyrname in the Grade Two Wayward Lad Novices' Chase at this venue over Christmas and a spin on the all-weather should leave him primed for one of the handicaps at Prestbury Park next week.

Josses Hill has his sights lowered significantly for the 100% Profit Boost At 32Redsport.com "Jumpers' Bumper" National Hunt Flat Race.

Nicky Henderson's veteran looked in need of some relief from the handicapper when pulling up in the Betdaq Handicap Chase here little over a week ago and this is his easiest assignment for some time.

Henderson is also likely to be on the mark with Maestro Royal in Lingfield's Best Odds Guaranteed At 188Bet Novices' Chase.

Good Man Pat can give weight and a beating to three rivals in the Free Tips Daily On attheraces.com Novices' Hurdle at Southwell.

Alan King's inmate was rewarded for his consistency when striking gold at Bangor last month and looks to have been found a good opportunity to follow up.


KEMPTON: 2.00 Hillcrest Fire, 2.30 Tommy Silver, 3.00 Simonia, 3.30 Chesterfield, 4.00 Peggies Venture, 4.30 Mercian King, 5.00 Volpone Jelois.

LINGFIELD: 2.10 Ace Cheetah, 2.40 Kupatana, 3.10 Maestro Royal, 3.45 The Hollow Ginge, 4.15 Touch Screen, 4.50 Brother Norphin, 5.20 Bagging Turf.

SOUTHWELL: 2.20 Good Man Hughie, 2.50 Peppay Le Pugh, 3.20 Royals And Rebels, 3.55 Good Man Pat, 4.25 Tomkevi, 5.00 Just So Cool, 5.30 Hurricane Rita.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.45 Assanilka, 6.15 Miami Sunset, 6.45 American Patrol, 7.15 Top Offer, 7.45 CELESTIAL SPHERES (NAP), 8.15 Black Sails, 8.45 Bernies Boy.

DOUBLE: Celestial Spheres and Black Sails.