HEAVY rain scuppered yesterday's Musselburgh nap Cosmic Ray and a similar quandary presents itself today as JACOB BLACK (4.35) wouldn't want it soft.
He looked a certain future winner after cruising into contention over 1m 1f here on his seasonal return but didn't quite see out the trip. Keith Dalgleish drops him to a more familiar distance and he would take some beating if the track is riding no worse than good.
It is a much better class of racing this afternoon and Richard Fahey has his string in rare form. COOLAGH FOREST (2.55) should take a 4lb rise for a recent course victory in his stride, while CLAIRE UNDERWOOD (3.25) transferred her excellent winter all-weather form to the turf when running third to hot-pot King's Advice at Ripon.
DUKE OF FIRENZE (2.25) will have appreciated the rain that fell yesterday and David Griffiths is a dab hand at keep thesae old sprinters ticking over. Duke Of Firenze is well handicapped these days and last month's fifth to Just That Lord at Epsom was a fine return to action.
Mark Johnston saddles top weight GALITELLO (5.10) in an ordinary 1m 6f handicap and his gelding is on the same mark as when successful over two miles at Lingfield in February.
There is turf action at Lingfield and firm-ground specialist MY BOY SEPOY (1.35) is worth a punt if the track is riding quick. The track was rock-hard when he completed a double at Bath last season.