North Yorkshire apprentice Andrew Elliott can make his presence felt at Lingfield tomorrow by completing a first - and - last race double.

Elliott, who is attached to Karl Burke's Middleham stable, is fancied to score on New York Oscar and Foreign Language, trained respectively by Alex Hales and Neville Callaghan.

The former goes for the Go Pontin's Apprentice Claiming Stakes, which kicks off the Lingfield programme.

A Southwell winner three outings ago, New York Oscar has twice run creditably in defeat since, most recently when failing by only half-a-length to catch La Quinta over five furlongs on this course.

On the evidence of that performance, the step up to six furlongs tomorrow should suit New York Oscar, who is napped to take the honours.

Foreign Language bids for the Pontin's Book Early' Handicap and goes into battle in good heart.

A winner at Wolverhampton two starts ago, he finished a creditable fourth on the same course last weekend.

Foreign Language now needs to prove himself on this surface, but there is every chance this potential improver will come up trumps and make Elliott's long trip to Surrey well worthwhile.

It's not often that champion trainer Sir Michael Stoute and former champion jockey Jamie Spencer team up at Lingfield in early January, but the pair do so with Zam Zammah in the Pontin's Holidays Maiden Stakes.

Never before seen on a racecourse, Zam Zammah is a son of former crack sprinter Agnes World and is worthy of the utmost respect.

Richard Hughes can enjoy a share of the Lingfield limelight by scoring on Sun Catcher (1.30), who will appreciate dropping back to six furlongs after a good second over seven furlongs here last time, and First Princess (2.30), who is fitted with a first-time visor as she bids to fulfil previous promise.

At Wincanton, Mister Quasimodo can give his rivals the hump by landing the £10,000 Betfred The Bonus King' Novices' Chase.

Charles Tizzard's gelding ran out an easy winner at Exeter on New Year's Day, after making every yard of the running.

He looks a useful horse in the making and will be hard to beat here, stepping up to two miles and five furlongs.

It's In The Stars should not be overlooked in the Novices' Hurdle.

The seven-year-old, trained by Henry Daly, shaped extremely well when chasing home the high-class Sir Jimmy Shand at Newbury recently, finishing comfortably ahead of some useful rivals, including third-placed Mount Sandel, the hot favourite.

Racing selections


Lingfield: 1.00 New York Oscar (NAP), 1.30 Sun Catcher, 2.00 Zam Zammah, 2.30 First Princess, 3.00 Jools, 3.30 Nando's Dream, 4.00 Foreign Language.

Wincanton: 1.40 Predateur, 2.10 Dizzy Future, 2.40 Mister Quasimodo, 3.10 The Composer, 3.40 Copper Bay, 4.10 It's In The Stars.

Tomorrow's other meeting: Kempton (all-weather, Flat).

Today's meetings: Sedgefield (National Hunt), Southwell (all-weather Flat), Leicester (National Hunt) was postponed because of a water-logged track.