Wild West Wind jumps off the page in the 3.15 at Haydock on Saturday. The nine-year-old should relish the heavy ground on Merseyside, and is fancied to make amends for a crashing fall when well-backed for last month’s Welsh National at Chepstow.
Step Back looks the likeliest winner of the 4.05 at Sandown on Friday. The triple-winning former pointer should improve for a fine first effort over fences at Chepstow a fortnight ago.
Creep Desbois can give a further fillip to the fortunes of the Ben Pauling yard by landing the 2.45 at Leicester on Thursday. The six-year-old looks the best bet on the all-chase card at the East Midlands course.
Canny Style is taken to come out on top in a close-knit contest at Musselburgh on Wednesday. The novices’ handicap hurdle at 4.00 gives the five-year-old another to chance to race over course and distance.