Despite finishing last of six on his debut at the track last season Michael Bell’s Hot Mustard (3.40) has turned himself into a Yarmouth specialist thereafter; a winner over course and distance just three starts ago and another excellent effort when a beaten favourite here last month.
Cam Hardie was in the plate when the gelding had to settle for second after failing to reel-in the front-running Luhaif and with Kieren Fallon replacing the apprentice in the saddle the 4-y-o is likely to remain competitive from an unrevised mark of 60.
Bell looks set to celebrate a double with Good Hope (4.40) in the fillies’ handicap over ten furlongs making her debut handicapping from a mark of 64 and the significant jockey booking of Ryan Moore in the plate. Owned by Her Majesty the Queen, she made a promising debut in a warm Leicester maiden with the form working out particularly well and despite disappointing in subsequent efforts at Newbury and Salisbury thereafter, remains unexposed and likely to be seen in a much better light now sent handicapping.
Moore can double up aboard Royal Marskell (5.10) in the closing handicap over a mile and three quarters Alison Hutchinson may have just the twelve career successes since taking out her trainers licence however the yard clearly plot them up at the track with a first and a second from two runners at the track this term. Royal Marskell broke his duck on the turf with a comfortable success over a mile and a half at Leicester last month and is entitled to continue his progression over the extra two furlongs.
Mark Johnston’s Sir Frank Morgan (4.00) is taken to bounce back after a disappointing run last time out at Pontefract in the stayers’ handicap over at Catterick as the stable continue to churn out winners. The 4-y-o beat all bar one home however prior to that had won well on his previous start at Lingfield with Joe Fanning making all. He has had twelve runs since reappearing from over a year out in March with all four successes in two miles’ handicaps and providing fatigue isn’t catching the gelding up he looks primed to go close again.
The Johnston stable look to hold excellent claims on the all-weather at Lingfield with Kirsten Rausing’s home-bred filly Leaderene (4.50) making her handicap debut from a lowly mark of 50. Her pedigree is that of stamina, being a half-sister to the likes of Longshadow, Lucidor and winning hurdler Lava Lamp as well as a half-sister to Godolphin’s G1 winning filly Lady Marian. She should appreciate the step up in trip and put her maiden from behind her.
Evening action comes from Worcester and Kempton with Richard Hannon’s Abaq (7.50) taken to shed the maiden tag at the latter after an excellent third on debut last month at Newbury. The filly finished the race tamely and should be suited to the drop back to six furlongs and drawn in stall five, should be prominent under Sheikh Hamdan’s retained jockey Paul Hanagan.
Amber Isle is sure to be popular on handicap debut in the finale for James Doyle and Roger Charlton however Dutch Interior (9.20) gets the nod after bouncing back to form last time out at Ffos Las. Gary Moore’s 3-y-o was an impressive winner of a maiden at the track last season and should be competitive from an unrevised mark of 78; two runs sharpening him up to be cherry ripe to land Kempton’s lucky last.