ZLATAN (2.30) has quick ground conditions in his favour in the one-mile handicap at Pontefract.
Ed De Giles has his yard in fine form and Zlatan will strip sharper for his close second to Billhilly at Nottingham 12 days ago. The eight-year-old was just denied over 1m 2f here last July and races today off a 3lb lower mark.
At Windsor, INVITE (2.40) is worth an interest in the 1m 2f handicap. Marco Botti's filly was a solid second to favourite Regent (pair clear) in a fillies' novice stakes at Lingfield 24 days ago and Oisin Murphy is an eye-catching booking.
OZ LEGEND (3.10) is trading at attractive each-way odds in what appears a pretty hot 1m 2f novice stakes. Hugo Palmer's colt beat Counsel in a Newcastle maiden in early December and the runner-up ran superbly in defeat at the hands of Foxes Tales at Newbury yesterday. Well-held fourth at Newcastle, Camelot Tales, made a winning return at Redcar last week, so that Tyneside event is working out well.
Oz Legend is very closely matched with Beating All on a line through Counsel as Foxes Tales found Beating All too strong at Kempton before Christmas. At odds of around 11-2 I'd rather bet Oz Legend ew than take 5-2 Beating All.