BOOST can improve for her recent reappearance as she tackles the Betway Sprint Handicap at Southwell.

Sir Mark Prescott's three-year-old showed plenty of promise on the all-weather at the beginning of the year, winning two of her three starts and finding the talented Gilgamesh a bit too good before embarking on a summer break.

Boost returned to action off an unchanged mark of 81 at Wolverhampton two weeks ago and even with the cheekpieces applied for the first time, she possibly did not give it her all in the finish.

That said, she was only beaten just over two lengths in fifth so she certainly has the ability.

Prescott reaches for the visor here and the application of a bit more headgear could help to focus her mind.

Why Me is an interesting Irish raider for Gavin Cromwell in the Handicap.

Opportunities are obviously not overly plentiful on the all-weather in Ireland, but given this seven-year-old has yet to strike in 11 starts, it is intriguing to see Cromwell take his chance here.

This is a pretty weak event though and lining up off a mark of just 47, Why Me could just break his duck.

Oliver Sherwood could be in for a good day at Plumpton.

Piton Pete in the opening Plumpton Racecourse Maiden Hurdle is his first chance.

Placed in two of his three bumpers, he has also been placed twice over hurdles but he has not taken much racing to date.

This is the first time he has been able to put two relatively quick runs together and the step up in trip seems sure to suit.

What's Occurring is up next for the Lambourn handler in the Strong Flavours Catering Novices' Hurdle and after a promising fifth on his debut at Newbury he looks sure to improve.

Sent off at long odds, he was doing all his best work in the closing stages to finish fifth in a race which looks sure to work out.

Cheek pieces may also help Sherwood's Flight Commander defy top weight in the Tysers Handicap Chase.

Stuart Edmunds can do little wrong at present so his Classic Ben is of interest in the West Street North Creake "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle at Fakenham.


FAKENHAM: 1.00 Mullaghboy, 1.30 Newberry New, 2.00 Classic Ben, 2.30 Saucysioux, 3.00 Brother Bennett, 3.30 Lazarus.

PLUMPTON: 12.40 Piton Pete, 1.10 Optimus Prime, 1.40 Ding Ding, 2.10 What's Occurring, 2.40 Fight Commander, 3.10 Kristal Hart, 3.40 Begbie.

SOUTHWELL: 11.50 Restive, 12.20 Ladies First, 12.50 Cockney Boy, 1.20 Queen Moon, 1.50 BOOST (NAP), 2.20 Sarabi, 2.50 Why Me, 3.20 Saga Sprint.

DOUBLE: Boost and Classic Ben.