Fast Track looks ripe to claim a first victory since January 2017 when he races at Wolverhampton.
Much has happened since David Barron’s seven-year-old won by a nose over this course and distance 14 months ago.
It has not all been bad news, as Fast Track has occasionally threatened to win again; none more so than at Kempton in March when he gave Spare Parts a real run for his cash in a seven-furlong handicap.
Fast Track is back over six furlongs for a handicap at Wolverhampton and is now on a 5lb lower mark than when he last won.
Runaiocht really ought to go well in a nine-and-a-half-furlong handicap later on the card.
Trained by Brian Forsey, it is fair to say this eight-year-old chestnut has never been a leviathan of the Flat but he must be up to winning this pretty desperate encounter.
He did, after all, win an even more questionable race than this at Kempton on his penultimate outing.
Runaiocht then made a reassuring debut for Forsey at the same track, when he stayed on with a bit of purpose to take fourth in a seven-furlong handicap.
Extra Mile looks the play of the day in a mile-and-a-quarter handicap at Chelmsford.
Godolphin’s filly did pretty well last year, with a close second to Coconut Creme last May.
And though this daughter of Frankel has been sidelined for 291 days, trainer Saeed bin Suroor looks to have placed her to sound effect.
The Juggler should go well in another mile-and-a-quarter handicap at the Essex circuit.
This is a hot race for the prize-money on offer, but he should be much fitter than when he stayed on intently for third place at Wolverhampton in March.
Warwick: 2.00 Master Tradesman, 2.30 Heresmynumber, 3.05 Llantara, 3.35 Domesday Book, 4.10 Tambura, 4.40 Rock On Rocky, 5.10 Copper Coin.
Chelmsford: 5.45 Dancing Brave Bear, 6.15 The Juggler, 6.45 Keir Hardie, 7.15 Extra Mile, 7.45 Blackheath, 8.15 Upavon, 8.45 City Dreamer.
Wolverhampton: 2.10 La Fortuna, 2.40 Dragstone Rock, 3.15 FAST TRACK (NAP), 3.45 Champagne Pink, 4.20 Runaiocht, 4.50 Sotomayor, 5.20 Ghost.