15:00 Dundalk

MULLACASH BUZZ (best price 4-1) proved a revelation on his first start for new connections over today’s C&D five days ago and despite what potentially could be a slightly tricky draw in stall 13, Thomas Dowling’s gelding is still fancied to show his massively-improved effort five days ago was no fluke.

Having just beaten a total of nine of 65 opponents in his previous three starts, it was easy to see why he was sent off a 66-1 poke on his first outing for 170 days but, racing in the first-time tongue-tie, he produced the kind of performance far removed from a horse of his rating. Dropped out the back by design, the son of War Command found himself with plenty to do as the field turned for home, but finishing fastest of all up the far side rail, he ran down his opposition in a short space of time to get up close home. Seemingly well suited by the strong pace, the three-year-old was only just below the overall speed figure posted by the 86-rated Freescape over the same C&D half-an-hour earlier, so based on those numbers, another sound gallop should see him replicate a similar sort of outcome.

Mullacash Buzz - 1pt e/w @ 4/1

16:30 Dundalk

FUTURUM REGEM (NAP) (best price 7-4) absolutely ripped apart a competitive handicap hurdle field in the style of an extremely well handicapped horse (ran off 102) at Navan last weekend and providing he can run somewhere near the same level on his return to the all-weather surface, plain and simply there is nothing in this line-up that can touch Hugh Finegan’s inmate.

0-27 heading into that 2m6f encountered three days ago, the son of Sir Prancelot was by no means unfancied in the pre-race market despite he’s unappealing profile and for those who kept the faith with him, they were handsomely rewarded. Although the early tempo was anything but slow, it was the final circuit where the fireworks began to be let off and in running the backend part of the race in a time of 2.41.2, he amazingly covered the lap of the Co Meath track 5.8 seconds quicker than Grade 3 winner Hollow Games (favourite for the Albert Bartlett). Moreover, he was heavily eased in the closing stages in achieving this feat, so the only conclusion to draw from this remarkable effort is he clearly needs a proper stamina test for him to perform to his best. Quick to try and take advantage of his current wellbeing, today’s opportunity looks too good to miss, so providing he doesn’t end up bouncing to the moon, it would come as something of a surprise if he couldn’t take care of this sort of opposition off a mark of just 45 (38 if you take into account his rider’s claim.

Futurum Regem - 2pts @ 7/4

17:45 Kempton

LOWER STREET (best price 5-1) created a favourable impression when getting off the mark at the ninth time of asking at Wolverhampton last time out and she rates a confident choice in her bid to follow up off what appears to be still a very workable mark.

By no means a straightforward conveyance, the daughter of Kingman was tried in a hood for four starts in a bid to help her switch off in her races and although she didn’t run badly in the headgear, it was only when it was taken off that her fortunes changed for the better. Switched off completely at the Midland venue 44 days ago, David Simcock’s filly was still towards the rear as the field swung for home but it was soon apparent that she was travelled all over her rivals and that impression was realised as she found a decent turn of foot to come clear inside the final furlong. Only nudged out to assert her superiority, she scored with more in hand than the official margin suggested and now that connections have learnt how she needs to be ridden, expect this improving three-year-old to be delivered to a nicety late on.

Lower Street - 1pt e/w @ 5/1