Count Octave fell short when tried in top company last term, but it will be disappointing if he cannot get 2018 off to a winning start in the FCL Global Forwarding Novice Stakes at Wolverhampton.
The Frankel colt is entered in next month’s Yorkshire Cup and this looks a relatively straightforward assignment ahead of that important date.
Ferik can make an ideal start for Eve Johnston Houghton in the FCL Global Forwarding Novice Median Auction Stakes.
Trained by David Evans last year, Ferik shaped with promise as he hit the bar a couple of times.
Fuel Injection is the pick in the FCL Global Forwarding Making Logistics Personal Handicap.
A narrow winner at Newcastle last month, he was not too far off making it a double when third at this track on his latest start.
Lady Makfi has been in decent heart of late and can enjoy her moment in the spotlight in the FCL Global Forwarding Handicap.
Flashjack can extend his winning run to five in the Tillington Road Handicap Hurdle at Hereford.
The eight-year-old has thrived since returning to the smaller obstacles following an unsuccessful chasing stint.
The Bottom Bar can get off the mark in Southwell’s Compare Free Bets At freebetting.co.uk Novices’ Hurdle.
Second in a bumper for Paul Webber last year, he subsequently changed hands for £100,000 before finishing second on his debut for Nicky Henderson.
Dundalk: 4.30 Bronze Age, 5.00 Pillar, 5.30 Elegant Drama, 6.00 Tashman, 6.30 Reddot Express, 7.00 Easy Boy, 7.30 Joey Sasa.
Hereford: 1.40 Kings Inn, 2.10 Llantara, 2.40 One Style, 3.10 Flashjack, 3.45 Diamond Guy, 4.15 Orbasa, 4.45 Bold Plan.
Hexham: 2.20 Bob Mahler, 2.50 Alberta, 3.20 Mr Witmore, 3.55 Pistol, 4.25 Massini’s Lady, 4.55 Akarita Lights.
Southwell: 2.00 Ulis De Vassy, 2.30 Morney Wing, 3.00 The Bottom Bar, 3.35 Late Romantic, 4.05 Drill Baby Drill, 4.35 Shimba Hills, 5.10 Mack The Man.
Wolverhampton: 5.45 Berkshire Royal, 6.15 Ferik, 6.45 Dance Me, 7.15 Lady Makfi, 7.45 Fuel Injection, 8.15 COUNT OCTAVE (NAP).