OURMULLION failed to sparkle when tried on turf in his most recent outing but a switch back to Polytrack in the Bet totetrifecta At betfred.com Handicap at Chelmsford's evening meeting can see him return to his best.

John Best's charge has shown all his better form on artificial surfaces, counting two victories at Chelmsford and one at Lingfield on his record so far and placing on all but two of his nine starts.

His turf record is much more ordinary, having finished unplaced in four attempts, and he was again all at sea at Windsor in October, weakening with a couple of furlongs to run before trailing home well beaten over 10 furlongs.

Given a break since that effort, Ourmullion is much better judged on his two course-and-distance successes in September – and while he has been boosted 3lb in the ratings ahead of this contest, he still looks a winter campaigner on the upgrade. Josephine Gordon rides today's nap selection.

Sandown kicks off two days of top action, with WHITE MOON expected to star in the Grade Two Ballymore Novices' Hurdle under Aidan Coleman.

A point-to-point winner back in May, he has made a fantastic start for trainer Colin Tizzard with six-length victories at both Wincanton and Exeter already this term.

That latter win came in what was only an ordinary race – yet he triumphed in style under a penalty and can kick on again here, with the Cheltenham Festival already touted as an ultimate aim by some.

When current connections forked out £340,000 for NIGHT OF GLORY on the eve of Royal Ascot, they probably did not have a National Hunt career in mind.

He has failed to really get to grips with British racing so far, after enjoying some success for previous trainer Michael O'Callaghan in Ireland, but is interesting now his attentions are switched to jumping in the Tokio Marine Kiln Introductory Juvenile Hurdle.

Rated 92 on the level, Night Of Glory has previously handled ground with cut, so he could yet find his niche. Paddy Brennan takes the reins today.

MODUS can make it three wins on the bounce in the Download The App At 188Bet Novices' Chase at Exeter, with Barry Geraghty in the saddle.

The classy hurdler has made a seamless transition to fences this term, impressing with comfortable victories at Bangor and Wincanton so far.

His jumping was markedly better on the second occasion and he seems to be improving with every run.