ALAN is on familiar ground on Monday with four picks from Musselburgh to get the week under way.
CAP ST VINCENT is turned out quickly following his comfortable Ludlow success 11 days ago and should justify favouritism.
Tim Vaughan’s winning pointer appreciated the better ground and today’s conditions will be very similar.
Keith Dalgleish bought Monsieur Co out of Paul Nicholls’ yard but his recruit proved a bitter disappointment on stable debut at Kelso.
Cheek-pieces are applied and the top weight will surely improve on that abject performance. Civil Unrest finished fifth in this race last year and despite being 3lb higher, he has to go on the shortlist.
Vaughan saddles hot favourite Eric The Third in the opening handicap hurdle and the gelding has proved a money-spinner over fences on the prevailing good ground.
SAMTU is a far tastier price and may reward an each-way interest. This three-mile trip is an unknown but he stayed on well enough into second spot at Kelso behind Jack Lamb over 2m 5f in October.
Samtu fell at the last at Carlisle after showing up in a much better contest.
TOKARAMORE ran her best race to date here 19 days ago when chasing home Island Heights over three miles. This is a big step back in trip but she has definite each-way prospects in the mares’ event.
AN FEAR CIUIN will appreciate the drop into novice handicap company after contesting stronger events since scoring at Kelso last month and he is another trading at attractive each-way odds.
12:00 Pontefract - Race: 1
12:10 Windsor - Race: 1
12:20 Hexham - Race: 1