Veteran performer Regal Parade can teach his younger rivals a thing or two by landing the totepool Handicap at Chelmsford.
Now an 11-year-old, Regal Parade has enjoyed plenty of days in the sun, not least when winning the 2009 Sprint Cup at Haydock and landing the Prix Maurice de Gheest in France the following year after graduating from claiming the likes of the Ayr Gold Cup during his handicap career.
His ability has obviously diminished with the passing of years but his enthusiasm endures and he has shown up well a couple of times already this year for new handler Charlie Wallis.
Rated 119 in his pomp, Regal Parade now lines up off a very workable mark of 85 – the same perch as when he won a competitive Newmarket event last August.
At the other end of the scale, Fine View will be having just the second run of her career in the Charles Tritton 50th Maiden Stakes. Saeed bin Suroor’s charge had just one juvenile start last year, finishing third in what appeared to be a fair event at Lingfield after running far too green to really do herself justice.
She should have learnt plenty for the experience and it will be disappointing if she cannot win a race like this in due course.
Solo Hunter is the choice in the Beverley Folk Festival Here 19-21 June Handicap despite having to contend with a 9lb rise in the weights on the Westwood.
Twice a winner for David Evans last year, Solo Hunter opened his account for Martyn Meade with a pillar-to-post five-length win at Leicester last month.
He admittedly enjoyed the run of the race that day and will find it tougher if someone takes him on, but he had plenty in reserve and could still have a touch more to come.
That’ll Happen was not beaten too far on his debut and can score a first success in the Racing UK On Channel 432 Maiden Stakes.
Related to some speedy types, he looks the right kind of colt in this event.
Kayf Willow was an impressive Exeter bumper winner last month and she can build on that as she tackles obstacles for the first time in the Charlton House Cup Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at Wincanton.
Mr Shantu can star in the Live Music At Southwell 2nd June Handicap Hurdle at the Nottinghamshire venue, while Gingili can make it four wins on the spin under Rules in the Paxtons Supporting Customers With Peregrine Finance Novices’ Hurdle at Sedgefield.
An Irish point-to-point winner last October, the fvie-year-old made quite an impact after joining Donald McCain, winning two bumpers and a hurdle before the end of the season.
BEVERLEY: 1.55 Torridonian, 2.25 That’ll Happen, 2.55 Heroique, 3.25 Sir Geoffrey, 3.55 Solo Hunter, 4.25 Multi Grain, 4.55 Ejbaar, 5.25 Seraffimo.
CHELMSFORD: 6.00 Just Five, 6.30 Weld Arab, 7.05 Pass The Moon, 7.35 Fine View, 8.05 Red Flute, 8.35 REGAL PARADE (NAP), 9.05 High Secret.
KILLARNEY: 5.40 Hobart, 6.10 Out Of Context, 6.45 Serefeli, 7.15 Sheeba, 7.45 Water Sprite, 8.15 Mozetta, 8.45 Neverushacon.
LIMERICK: 2.00 Unic De Bersey, 2.30 Miss Peacetime, 3.00 Totally Dominant, 3.30 Give Her Bach, 4.00 Our Sox, 4.30 Crown Theatre, 5.00 Joint Reaction.
SEDGEFIELD: 2.15 Astrum, 2.45 Danceintothelight, 3.15 King Of The Dark, 3.45 Gingili, 4.15 Sharp Rise, 4.45 Red Rosso, 5.15 Prince Oscar
SOUTHWELL: 5.20 Thinger Licht, 5.50 Oscatara, 6.20 Roby De Cimbre, 6.55 Mr Shantu, 7.25 Bennachie, 7.55 Destiny’s Gold, 8.25 Peppay Le Pugh.
WINCANTON: 2.05 Karl Marx, 2.35 Royal Native, 3.05 Vexillum, 3.35 Kayf Willow, 4.05 Kayf Moss, 4.35 Parkam Jack, 5.05 The Gipper.
DOUBLE: Regal Parade and Solo Hunter.