Ryan Moore, who has been riding in Dubai since January, can notch his first British winners of 2012 today and tomorrow at Kempton.

The former champion jockey, who has been ruled out of a serious championship challenge by injury in each of the last two seasons, looks sure to be heavily involved in this year’s title race, which kicks off next week.

Moore, number one jockey to Sir Michael Stoute, can gain his opening win of the year on domestic soil aboard Hannibal Hayes in this afternoon’s Goffs Ready-To-Run Sale April 3rd Maiden Stakes.

Trained by Jeremy Noseda, this son of Elusive Quality had just one outing as a juvenile last term when he finished second at Sandown in the summer to Safari Star.

There was plenty of promise and potential in that performance and Hannibal Hayes looks the type to develop this season into a decent sprinter.

He can do Moore a good turn by carrying him to success in today’s six-furlong test.

On the same course tomorrow evening, Moore can score on Traveller’s Tales, wearing the distinctive and famous colours of Her Majesty the Queen.

Trained by Richard Hannon, Traveller’s Tales finished second to Fugitive Motel at Lingfield three weeks ago over six furlongs.

The extra furlong of the Back Or Lay At betdaq.com Handicap should prove more suitable and Traveller’s Tales is fancied to score.

On the same card, North Yorkshire apprentice Michael O’Connell can make his presence felt on Blueberry Fizz in the first division of the Skysports.com Handicap.

Trained by John Ryan, who is a big supporter of O’Connell, Blueberry Fizz is on a retrieving mission, having gone down by only a head at Lingfield last time out. Compensation may be forthcoming tomorrow.

In the skysport.com Racing Handicap, Legal Legacy is selected to make it third time lucky after finishing runner-up on his last two starts.

The David Griffiths-trained gelding spoiled his chance with a tardy start last time out and did well to finish so close in the circumstances.

The nap selection is awarded to Baby Driver in the All New Racing Plus Out Now Handicap.

Dane O’Neill’s mount just failed to last home over nine furlongs at Wolverhampton last time and will be much better served by reverting to a mile this time. He should take plenty of beating in a modest looking event.

Back to this afternoon’s fare and it would be great to see Halla San resume winning ways in the autumn of his career in the kempton.co.uk Handicap.

Richard Fahey’s ten-year-old was a high-class stayer in his prime, going close in such races as the Northumberland Plate and the Chester Cup.

He is nowhere as good these days, but he has finished runner-up on his last two starts and it would be no surprise to see him give Lee Topliss a good ride.

Recent course and distance winner Zaheeb (3.10) and Diplomatic (5.40), unbeaten in two outings this season, are two others to consider.

racing selections

Kempton (today)
2.40 Spartan King, 3.10 Zaheeb, 3.40 Broughtons Bandit, 4.10 Hannibal Hayes, 4.40 Amazing Win, 5.10 Halla San, 5.40 Diplomatic.

Today’s other meetings: Exeter and Southwell.

Kempton (tomorrow)
5.20 Emman Bee, 5.55 Traveller’s Tales, 6.25 Billy Buttons, 6.55 Lytham, 7.25 Blueberry Fizz, 7.55 Super Frank, 8.25 Legal Legacy, 8.55 Baby Driver (NAP).

Tomorrow’s other meetings: Haydock, Hereford and Warwick.