TWIN APPEAL can build upon a very encouraging run last time out in the Bet & Watch At Handicap at Wolverhampton's evening meeting.

David Barron's seven-year-old finished a fine third behind Von Blucher in a deeper race than he faces here and can get back to winning ways.

Prior to that he won over the seven furlongs at Dunstall Park, finishing second on his only other appearance in the midlands.

He went up 3lb for his win but showed his mark of 86 was not beyond him last time out, finishing in front of good yardsticks such as Heaven's Guest and Bertiewhittle.

Ben Curtis takes the reins on today's nap selection.

MADAME JO JO is bred to be a good bit better than a 59-rated sprinter and there are signs she is finally getting it together ahead of the Handicap.

Her dam was a sister to an American Grade Two winner and she is also related to Pirouette and Harmonic Way.

Trained by Sarah Hollinshead, and ridden today by Josephine Gordon, she showed little of note at big prices in maidens before being beaten just over a length off a mark of 60 in her first nursery.

Having failed to build on that next time, it was pleasing to see her perform much better last time out when third of seven over this course and distance.

NOW CHILDREN is a fascinating runner in the Betway Live Casino Handicap for Clive Cox.

Returning from an absence of over 500 days, he won two of his three races for Iain Jardine as a juvenile but missed his whole three-year-old season.

A horse he beat twice, Euro Nightmare, is now rated 90 so a mark of 87, despite the absence, could be lenient, with Adam Kirby in the saddle.

DRAGON MALL has surely been found a winning opportunity by David Simcock at Chelmsford's extra meeting.

The three-runner toteplacepot races 1 to 6 Novice Stakes is the easiest assignment he has been given for some time, having run in group races in the past.

He may have only won once but at least that victory came at this track and he has stacks in hand over his rivals.

COPAIN DE CLASSE can get off the mark over fences in the Greg Watson's Half Century Novices' Chase at Ludlow – if the meeting survives an early inspection.

A decent hurdler without being up there with the best, he made his chasing debut at Ascot in November and looked the likely winner for most of the race.

In fact, he just blew up close to home, but winner Benatar is not far from top class so it was a very promising first run. Drumcliff has achieved more over fences but carries a big weight.

Olly Murphy evidently likes winners at Fakenham and his SWAFFHAM BULBECK can get off the mark in the opening Shadwell Supports Racing To School Maiden Hurdle after a promising debut.

This meeting also faced an early inspection due to adverse weather conditions.