David Barker's Hypnosis looks to have a hold over her rivals in the John Smith's No Nonsense Handicap at Catterick today.
The three-year-old filly has only one career victory but is ultra-consistent and, despite continually rising up the ratings for being beaten, it shows that she is on the upgrade.
A daughter of the speedy Mind Games, her game was always going to be sprinting.
In five runs as a juvenile she managed only one placing. However, she has improved leaps and bounds at three. After finishing second in a maiden at Catterick in May she went back in early to the north Yorkshire track to collect that solitary victory.
It can be argued, however, that she has achieved more in defeat in her last couple of runs than in her victory and on her second to Toy Top in a handicap at Newcastle last time. She should be bang in the reckoning.
All-weather action can be found at Kempton in the evening where Mizzle is fancied to take some beating in the EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes over seven furlongs.
A daughter of Rahy, she is a half-sister to ten-furlong winner First Celebration and was third over this distance on her debut at Yarmouth.
That form has yet to be tested but she wasn't given a hard time that day and should go on to much better things later in the campaign.
Returning to the course on which he won a seven-furlong maiden in May last year, Lightning Flash is an interesting runner in the EBF Paul Kelleway Memorial Classified Stakes over a mile on Lingfield's polytrack.
James Fanshawe has been sending out winners in recent weeks so Lightning Flash is fancied. The very fact that he has been kept in training after clearly suffering a setback is testament to the regard in which he is held.
The summer jumps season continues at Uttoxeter where the Philip Hobbs-trained Sakenos looks to have a winning opportunity in the Sunwin Renault Novices' Hurdle.
This Polish import took a while to adjust to conditions in this country but should continue his improvement.
A winner by six lengths at the track in June over two miles, he was upped half a stone in the handicap for his next run over two and a half miles. Back to a more suitable two miles, he could have too much in his locker.
At Worcester, The Bonus King, a useful performer on the level for Mark Johnston, can score in the Evening Racing By The River Maiden Hurdle on his debut over obstacles.