TRUESHAN (6.25) is worth a decent bet in an interesting 1m 3f Listed contest at Haydock.
Alan King's gelding relishes a yielding surface so connections will be hoping the Lancashire track doesn't dry out too much. Trueshan thumped Alignak by more than ten lengths at Ffos Las last summer giving today's rival 7lb, so the main danger may be El Misk, touched off in a blanket finish at Newmarket.
Trueshan should be all the better for his seasonal return at HQ when fourth to Dashing Willoughby. The winner followed up in gutsy fashion next time at Sandown. Godolphin's Ispolini beat only one home in the Northumberland Plate but had useful form in Dubai.
Sir Mark Prescott has his string in tip-top order and REVOLVER (5.55) could still remain a little ahead of the handicapper, despite reeling off three victories on the bounce. He doesn't have much in hand of Lyrical on a collateral form line through Single and all seven runners have chances in a fascinating 1m 6f event.
GARDEN OASIS (8.25) was a revelation at Ripon nine days ago and could well defy a penalty. Tim Easterby's gelding was dashed into the lead from a very wide draw and never saw another horse, pulling more than four lengths clear of his toiling rivals at the line.