CYRUS Dallin turned in a satisfactory effort on his return from a lengthy lay off at Kempton at the beginning of the month and he can rank a few places higher back at that track in the ROA/Racing Post Owners' Jackpot Handicap.

William Muir's charge had been off since last August before returning with a fourth place behind the useful Humbert, clearly just being found out for a bit of match practice when push came to shove.

But he shaped with a fair bit of promise, on what was his first start since undergoing a gelding operation and he would be expected to be making some progress for that refresher.

The handicapper has actually dropped him 1lb for that effort and while Cyrus Dallin is still a little higher than his last winning mark, he can start to make strides now.

Age Of Wisdom romped home by nine lengths in a seller last time out and while he faces a tougher task in the 32Red Casino Handicap, he can rise to the challenge.

Out of luck in seven starts for Gary Moore up until that point, the trainer found an eminently winnable opportunity for the five-year-old and he responded as a 1-5 shot should.

Insomniac might be worth a chance in the 32Red Novice Stakes after a reasonable racecourse debut at the start of February.

He made a very slow start that day at Lingfield and gave himself far too much to do, but he still made some modest late headway to show that he might be capable of a win in due course.

Insomniac should at least be a bit more streetwise here and can make it second time lucky.

Ballinslea Bridge won with plenty in hand at Market Rasen last month and has a good opportunity to follow up in the Faller Refunds At 188Bet Novices' Hurdle at Carlisle.

The Irish point-to-point graduate was not winning out of turn in Lincolnshire, having filled the runner-up spot on each of his four starts under rules.

Such a record might suggest the six-year-old is ungenuine, but there was certainly nothing wrong with his attitude on his most recent appearance as he powered six lengths clear without being asked for maximum effort.

The penalty makes life tougher, but with soft ground not an issue, he is expected to prove up to the task.

Oak Vintage can make the most of his light weight in the Bet & Watch At Handicap Chase.

Until Winning and Granville Island are both recent winners, but must concede over well over a stone to the Ann Hamilton-trained Oak Vintage, which will not be easy in the forecast testing conditions.

Oak Vintage was also victorious on his latest outing, dominating from the front at Catterick less than three weeks ago, and another bold bid is anticipated, with Ross Chapman's claim meaning he carries less than 10 stone.

Cyclop let down favourite backers at Wincanton on his latest run but those that keep faith can be rewarded in the 188Bet Bet Involved Surrey National at Lingfield.

Winner of the Lincolnshire National at Market Rasen on Boxing Day, he failed to show the same sparkle when pitched into the Somerset equivalent and was run out of the places in the closing stages.

Given a little bit of a break since then, Cyclop will relish the testing ground.


CARLISLE: 2.00 Ballinslea Bridge, 2.30 Glingerside, 3.00 Oak Vintage, 3.35 Blottos, 4.05 Haul Us In, 4.40 Point The Way, 5.10 General Custard.

KEMPTON: 5.20 Just Fred, 5.50 Insomniac, 6.20 Palawan, 6.50 The Special One, 7.20 Luna Eclipse, 7.50 CYRUS DALLIN (NAP), 8.20 Age Of Wisdom.

LINGFIELD: 1.45 Black Kalanisi, 2.15 Sporty Yankee, 2.45 Finnegan's Garden, 3.15 Fleminport, 3.50 Cyclop, 4.25 Le Musee, 4.55 Saddlers Encore

DOUBLE: Insomniac and Cyrus Dallin.