LINKS Drive Lady can end a maddening sequence of results in the Greta & Terry Stray 50th Wedding Anniversary Fillies' Handicap at Leicester.
The three-year-old filly, trained in Newmarket by the unheralded Mark Rimmer, has been in good form this term, but is still a maiden from 11 starts.
That said, she perhaps came as close as ever to breaking the hex at Leicester a couple of weeks ago when she only worried it out of it at the death.
That was a really sound effort, especially given Links Drive Lady lost ground at the start, but Rimmer is possibly right in dropping her slightly in distance as she was growing a shade weary over seven furlongs.
The daughter of Striking Ambition remains appealing weighted and should have conditions loaded in her favour.
The Squirrel Conditions Stakes looks no easy conundrum, despite there only being three runners, but narrow preference is for Repeater.
Mark Prescott's juvenile did the job with a trace of style at Ripon last month and seems to be crying out for this far longer trip.
Stayers to the fore in the Skyram Handicap at Catterick, where he has a fine opportunity to regain the winning touch.
David Elsworth's four-year-old has shaped with much promise since disappointing at Warwick in June, but has still failed to find the winner's enclosure in four subsequent starts.
The step up to exacting distances has clearly eked out further progress, however, as demonstrated by second-placed finishes at Yarmouth and Kempton.
Jinto is again not the most trustworthy of fellows – he seemed to hang pretty badly at Kempton – but is by some way one of the most appealing horses in a rather exposed-looking line-up.
He is also still in contention competing off a mark of 58.
A chance can also be given to Christmas Light in the Go Racing In Yorkshire Handicap over just shy of a mile and a half. The four-year-old filly has, in theory, struggled since winning in really determined style at Redcar in July.
In practice, though, the ground has really not looked in her favour on two subsequent outings.
In any event, she is now just 2lb higher than when last victorious and is unlikely to encounter soft ground in North Yorkshire.
It is perfectly feasible, certainly from what we have seen so far, to suggest Christmas Light could be even more capable over this longer trip.
The all-weather wagon chugs along to Southwell, where Graycliffe is an interesting entry in the 32Red Handicap.