UPTOWN LADY (1.00) can kick-start a good day for in-form Jonjo O'Neill by landing an interesting mares' hurdle at Haydock.
She has turned the corner following a wind operation, scoring at 40-1 at Warwick before unseating rider at the final flight in a Grade 2 contest at Sandown 15 days later. Uptown Lady was staying on into second spot before her mishap and has every chance of seeing out this three-mile trip.
Stable companion EY UP ROCKY (2.02) seems sure to appreciate this better ground. He did well to fill third spot behind Eddiemaurice on heavy ground at Ludlow last month but is probably better judged on his Newbury victory (good to soft) last March. Earlier in his career, Ey Up Rocky was runner-up to Epatante, no less, in a novices' hurdle at Kempton (good) and can defy top weight in this 2m 3f handicap hurdle.