17:50 Fairyhouse

This all boils down to whether ATAVIQUE (best price 7-2) is in the same shape that allowed her to run subsequent winner Rosccarberry close at Sligo last time out and if that does turn out to be the case, the rest are going to struggle to cope.

Shaping as though in need of the run first time out on his opening gambit for new connections, Thomas Gibney’s mare was nibbled at in the market to feature more prominently at the Cleveragh Road venue and as it turned out, those who availed themselves of some nice each-way prices, were nicely rewarded.

Although she didn’t quite managed to claim the gold medal, her performance in pushing a horse who isn’t too far away from pattern company all the way to the line has to go down as a seriously smart effort and with the third also going on to score as well next time, the form goes a long way to back up the useful speed figure. Amazingly still only 2lb higher than that impressive display, it would be disappointing if the daughter of Dubawi couldn’t take advantage of what appears a favourable mark.

Atavique - 1pt @ 7/2

18:35 Stratford

The two Irish raiders are obviously quite difficult to assess against their UK counterparts, but either way, they will have to be seriously above-average to get the better of both LATENIGHTFUMBLE (NAP) (best price 15-8) and Go Go Geronimo who set a huge form standard based on their titanic tussle at Cheltenham last time out.

Arriving at the home of National Hunt racing following three straight victories in the point field, it was easy to see why Tom Ellis’ mare was well supported to take her game to the next level and despite being pushed hard all the way by her old rival, she dug deep when most required to capture her most notable success to date.

Additionally, the numbers she posted 28 days ago, both in terms of the overall speed figure and final lap sectionals were extremely good (best on the seven-race card) and with seemingly the key to her being a good test of stamina and decent ground, everything looks set fair for her to bow out for the season in the best possible style.

Latenightfumble - 2pts @ 15/8

18:55 Haydock

As we witnessed at Sandown last night with Quickthorn winning the Henry II Stakes, Hughie Morrison is a dab hand with stayers, and there’s a decent chance OUR JESTER (best price 5-2) will fly the flag with distinction for his East Ilsey base in this novice event.

Better known for his exploits in bumpers during the winter months, the son of Garswood wasn’t quite up to Grade 1 level at the Cheltenham Festival, but as he proved at Bath last time out, he’s more than capable of holding his own on the Flat.

Despite being awkward out of the gates, he soon assumed command to ensure there was a decent gallop and although he couldn’t quite fend off the late challenge of match-fit Savvy Knight, his performance in defeat still goes down as a fair effort. Likely to be more streetwise second time around, the strapping six-year-old can give several unexposed three-year-olds plenty of things to think about.

Our Jester - 1pt @ 5/2

20:55 Haydock

There’s a lot to like about the way OUTSMART (best price 4-1) goes about his work and with one of his main attributes his willingness to battle under pressure, the improving three-year-old can prove more than a handful for his rivals in a bid to follow up his recent Beverly success.

Runner-up on the Westwood on his previous outing, Ollie Pears’ grey looked to have a decent chance on paper of going one place better and, in what turned out to be a rousing finish involving two of main market rivals, he managed to come out on top despite looking as though he might be engulfed a furlong out. Because of his narrow margin triumph, he hasn’t been clobbered by the assessor and with the likelihood of more to come, he makes plenty of appeal at his morning odds.

Outsmart - 1pt e/w @ 4/1

20:30 Pontefract

FYLDE COAST (best price 9-4) left the impression he was a winner waiting to happen at Beverley last time out and, as today’s contest doesn’t appear to be overly taxing, the son of Birchwood is strongly fancied to justify that initial view.

Having his first out since being gelding and off a 201-day break, Richard Fahey’s inmate still had plenty left on his plate as the field turned for home on the Westwood, but he was noted doing some good late work in the closing stages to finish just in behind the main players. Not knocked about in any way, he should come on considerably for that pleasing outing and with tonight’s stiff uphill climb likely to suit based on what he did 17 days ago, it’s hard to see him not having a huge say in the final outcome.

Flyde Coast - 1pt @ 9/4