13:30 Lingfield

KODIAC HARBOUR (best price 7-2) has taken a while to work his way back into the sort of form that saw him hit a career peak around this time last year, but on the evidence of at least two of his last three starts, he appears ready to return to winning ways and today looks a good opportunity to back up that view.

A dual course winner, most of his other better runs have also come at the Surrey venue and his latest exploits strongly suggest another solid run is very much in the offing. Slow away here 18 days ago, Robyn Brisland’s gelding made up some eye-catching progress in the latter stages of a well-contested handicap and with the winner, Nuble, going on to score twice since, the form looks solid. Obviously, he can’t afford to be sucking his chops coming out of the gate again today with the favourite, No flies On Me, likely to be buzzing away at the head of affairs, but providing he can keep in touch with his main market rival early doors, he’ll give himself every chance of running his prey down late on.

Kodiac Harbour - 1pt @ 7/2

15:50 Wincanton

A cracking little race in prospect with two seemingly improving and potentially well-handicapped horses in the shape AUCUNRISQUE (best price 7-4) and Knickerbockerglory quite rightly heading the betting and of the pair, the former just about shades the argument on account of him having the stronger form lines.

Narrowly denied on his hurdling debut at Plumpton when just run out of the argument close home by the useful Stream Of Stars (rated 124), Chris Gordon’s gelding went back to the Sussex venue on a retrieval mission a month later and following heavy support in his bid to do so, he thoroughly justified market confidence. Setting off with a good degree of intent, the son of No Risk At All maintained a strong gallop throughout and even allowing for the fact he was eased down in the closing stages he still went on to post an extremely fast speed figure. Moreover, the runner-up, Mark Of Gold, went on to endorse the form with a smooth victory back at the same track last week and with his combination of a speed and stamina likely to come into play in what should turn out to be quite a test at the trip, the improving six-year-old can back up the theory that an opening handicap mark of 117 underestimates his true ability in a serious way.

Auncunrisque - 1pt @ 7/4

17:30 Kempton

EYES (best price 6-1) can make life difficult for herself by her propensity to be a slowly away, but on the flip side, she often finishes off her races with plenty of purpose and she’s worth a small risk at the prices to see whether she’s good enough to gobble up tonight’s field in the home straight.

Actually not that badly away from the gates by her standards at the Southwell last time, she was, however, dropped out by design due to her high draw (stall 14) and as a result, she ended up with only one behind her turning for home. Set with such a task, life was always going to be difficult for the daughter of Dandy Man to peg back the main players but she did make some decent inroads into the deficit down the home straight and she would have gone a lot closer had she not run into a brick wall a furlong out. Clearly much better than her final finishing position suggested 10 days ago, she’s now racing over a track that does allow hold up performers a better rub of the green, so at the morning odds, she makes as such appeal as any in what looks a tightly-knit affair.

Eyes - 0.5pts e/w @ 6/1