Scotland's Gary Orr has been installed as the favourite for the St Omer Open in France and although he admits his game is in good shape he insists he is concentrating on maintaining some new-found consistency.
There are no big names present this week - last year's winner Jose Felipe Lima is among the 33 European stars contesting the US Open at Pinehurst - and the £266,000 prize fund is not enough to tempt many others to compete.
Sweden's Martin Erlandsson is the highest-placed player on the Order of Merit (50th), and the world no 354 achieved that after just one good performance, his joint-second place at the Celtic Manor Wales Open earlier this month.
Orr is 72nd on the Order of Merit but his world ranking (283) is higher than the Swede's and that is probably one of the reasons why the bookmakers picked him out as a potential winner, although they will also have taken into account four top-12s in his six European Tour events so far.
"It is up to the bookies [who they want to pick] but I have been playing well pretty much," said Orr, born in Helensburgh but now living in Surrey. "I've had no missed cuts, there have been some good rounds and generally I'm pretty happy.
"You can't think too much about results - there are so many different things that can happen. You have to have some luck, definitely, and for things to happen at the right time. Sometimes you can play just as well and not win."
Orr had problems with his back seizing up on a couple of occasions earlier this year but now everything appears to have righted itself and he now seems to be reaping the benefits of many hours spent on the practice ground during the close season.
He shot a final-round 67 at the KLM Open on Sunday to finish joint 47th in Holland and the 38-year-old Scot hopes to maintain that around the undulating 6,880-yard course in northern France. The co-sanctioned event between the European and Challenge Tours carries a one-year exemption.
Ryder Cup player Peter Baker heads the Midland interest, with Sam Whitehouse, Mark Mouland, Sam Walker, and Robert Rock also in the field.