OISIN MURPHY has been quick to make an impact on his return to home shores and gets the leg up on a couple of likely winners at Lingfield.
Joseph O'Brien has placed his horses to good advantage in the UK this winter and DARK VADER (4.00) beat a previous winner in Power Home when scoring readily at Dundalk last month. He is fancied to defy top weight, with Auchterarder his main threat.
John Gosden has also claimed Murphy's service on board MAXIMUM EFFECT (3.00). She hasn't been seen since flopping at Chelmsford City in November but had previously won a Kempton maiden.
Gosden saddles LISBET (2.30) at bigger odds and she shaped okay at Southwell when a staying-on third to warm favourite Iron Heart. The daughter of Frankel doesn't appear badly treated on a mark of 67 for her handicap bow.
There is a lot of dead wood in the 1m 5f handicap and Roger Charlton's IN DEMAND (3.30) will never have a better chance to break his maiden tag. His third to recent improver Estrela Star at Kempton sets the standard.