Padleyourowncanoe can give top jumps trainer Colin Tizzard a second success on the Flat in the Betway Handicap at Southwell today.
The six-year-old broke new ground for the Dorset handler when justifying favouritism at Lingfield last month - and on that evidence, the Nayef gelding can oblige again.
He was obviously out of match practice on the Flat, having not run on the level since September 2017 when he was with Mark Loughnane.
A winner over hurdles and fences for the Tizzard team, he showed he can still hack it on the Flat when switched from jumping for his latest start.
It must also be noted that he did win at Southwell for his previous trainer, which bodes well for this assignment because at least he is proven on the track.
Sandridge Lad returned to form with a vengeance over this six furlongs last week and looks a good bet to follow up in the Play 4 To Score At Betway Handicap.
John Ryan's sprinter bounded clear in the final furlong when beating Captain Dion by three and a half lengths. If he is in the same mood then a 5lb rise will be unable to stop him.
Iron Heart can make amends for an unlucky run here four weeks ago when he returns for the Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Maiden Stakes.
The three-year-old colt, trained by Andrew Balding, was on the back foot after missing the break and having to make his challenge on the outside, before his jockey then dropped a rein over a furlong out.
However, Iron Heart stayed on strongly to claim third place, three and three-quarter lengths behind the winner Harrison Point.
Dubai Elegance has been in good form and can keep up the good work in the Double Delight Hat-Trick Heaven At totesport.com Handicap at Chelmsford.
BANGOR: 1.40 Annie Mc, 2.10 High Counsel, 2.45 Bob And Co, 3.15 The Cashel Man, 3.50 Seymour Sox, 4.20 Stratagem, 4.50 Mackenberg.
CHELMSFORD: 4.35 Roca Magica, 5.10 Rinty Maginty, 5.45 Papa Power, 6.15 Cappananty Con, 6.45 Ignatius, 7.15 Dubai Elegance, 7.45 Spenny's Lass, 8.15 Mercers.
DUNDALK: 5.00 Master Speaker, 5.30 Orchid Gardens, 6.00 Masalai, 6.30 Jerandme, 7.00 Cross Step, 7.30 Iron Blue, 8.00 Briseuse De Coeur, 8.30 San Andreas.
KEMPTON: 1.20 Mabela, 1.50 On To Victory, 2.25 Celtic Joy, 2.55 Imperial Elysian, 3.30 Vivas, 4.00 Diamond River, 4.30 Flinteur Sacre.
SOUTHWELL: 2.00 Eesha Says, 2.30 Iron Heart, 3.05 Straitouttacompton, 3.40 Sandridge Lad, 4.10 PADLEYOUROWNCANOE (NAP), 4.40 Fieldsman.
DOUBLE: Padleyourowncanoe and Sandridge Lad.