Trained the best part of 400 miles away at Barry Hills' powerbase in Lambourn, the Redback colt ran a race full of promise on his debut in what turned out to be a hot event at Newbury last month.
The Hills runner was fourth to the speedy Magic City, who could yet be Royal Ascot-bound, and the form has been boosted with the second and third both coming out to win. Given he was green early on and doing his best work late to finish as well as anything, a normal maiden looks his for the taking.
There is a danger this might be an above-average affair with good words for the newcomers from the Fahey and Ryan stables, but experience is on the selection's side now and the presence of those two should at least hold the price up.
Divine Call is another on a long journey, this time from Newmarket, as trainer William Haggas targets the Dutch Art Handicap. The lightly-raced four-year-old has not been seen since hosing up in a Southwell maiden in October so fitness has to be taken on trust. But with Kieren Fallon booked and what looks a workable handicap mark of 78, his chance is clear, particularly if there is some rain about.
Beverley's Hilary Needler Trophy has lost its Listed status but has still attracted a smart field, with Lily's Angel the stand-out. Unbeaten in three starts, the Richard Fahey-trained filly could hardly have been more impressive the way she won at Chester last time out. Her form prior to that was rock solid and it will take a fine performance to stop her making it four from four.