AFANDEM (7.25) romped home by five lengths at Carlisle last Friday when encountering soft ground and he can defy a 5lb penalty under similar conditions at Haydock this evening.
LOLA'S THEME (6.20) is another at home on a yieldimg surface and Tom Dascombe does well at the track. Lola's Theme scored here (soft) in a 1m 2f nursery last September and followed up at York the following month. She met an improving sort in Lincoln Park at Chester last month.
KYLIE RULES (8.30) has been a good friend to this column, racking up four straight wins at her beloved Beverley, but plays ‘away from home' for the first time this season. She probably has Astrologer to beat.
MOTIVATE ME (9.00) won a 1m 2f Novice Stakes on good to firm at Salisbury and Roger Varian's filly was strong at the finish. She is worth chancing on this slower ground over a longer trip.