A winner at Kempton over a furlong further last time, Evident Pride can make it a hat-trick in the Betbrokers Back Here On The 16th Handicap at the Sunbury venue.
A model of consistency in his three maidens, Brett Johnson’s three-year-old finally got his head in front at the fourth attempt, holding on to edge out Signal Hill by a short-head.
He followed up with an emphatic display over a mile at Kempton, pulling well clear in a fast time to prove he is still on the upgrade.
With further progression likely, the son of Chester House can defy top weight and an 8lb higher mark to complete his hat-trick.
Tartatartufata has improved dramatically back on the all-weather recently following an unsuccessful spell on turf, and she can take the Betbrokers “Never Miss A Bet” Handicap at Kempton.
Derek Shaw’s four-year-old ended a 17-month lean spell when scoring at Wolverhampton, and she quickly followed up with another Dunstall Park success six days later.
She then bumped into a similarly in-form horse in Night Prospector but did not go down without a fight, and she can bounce back to winning ways here.
Some Touch got off the mark over hurdles at Musselburgh, and he can open his chasing account at the same course in the Scottish Racing “Your Best Bet” Beginners‘ Chase.
Howard Johnson’s charge looked in need of the run when fading badly on the home straight at Huntingdon last time, but that should have put him cherry ripe for this contest.
The six-year-old jumped adequately enough to suggest a race of this nature should be within his grasp.
Cool Dessa Blues may have had a string of second places to her name at the end of last season, but there was no faulting her attitude on any occasion, and she can finally get off the mark in the East Lothian Tolbooth Handicap Chase.
Second in a course-and-distance handicap chase on her penultimate start, she runs off a 10lb higher mark here, but that was after a similarly gutsy display in novice company last time, and she could gain a well-deserved victory here.
In Compliance could not have won more easily at Down Royal last time, and he can take the step up in class in his stride in the big race of the day in Ireland, the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase.
A winning margin of less than a length last time does not tell the story, as he was never asked a serious question by Barry Geraghty and won as he pleased.
Still improving over fences, he faces his toughest task to date, but looks capable of rising to this Grade One challenge.