HeyhoeBlack Valentine is fancied to follow-up his recent Wincanton success by taking the 1.20 at Lingfield on Thursday. The extra distance should see him in an even better light.

This is traditionally a very quiet time of year for Paul Nicholls but the champion trainer looks to have found an ideal opportunity for the well-regarded Black Valentine to build upon last month’s decisive success.

Of the rest, the [Neil MulhollandNeil Mulholland-trained Impulsive Star rates the chief danger after finding graded company a step too far at Cheltenham last time.