IT IS a bumper Bank Holiday Monday for racegoers and while quantity certainly trumps quality, Munfallet can nevertheless take a starring role as today's nap selection at Redcar.
With seven British meetings, it may pay to be a bit more selective with where you invest your cash and the David Brown-trained Munfallet makes plenty of appeal with Pat Cosgrave on board in the Market Cross Jewellers Handicap.
The six-year-old really hit his stride towards the end of last term, signing off with victories at Chepstow and Haydock following a quieter spell during the high summer months.
He proved pretty game in winning on the first occasion at the Welsh venue and duly backed that up with another win when upped in class on Merseyside.
Munfallet once again cut out the pace that day and found plenty for pressure to spring a minor surprise in holding the once classy Blaine by a short head.
The margin of victory ensured the handicapper could not go too mad and while Brown would obviously prefer to start off a perch lower than 90, Munfallet has earned his mark and can pick up where he left off last term.
MERLIN can strike gold for the Queen in the second division of the totepool Happy Easter Maiden Stakes with Cosgrave again in the saddle.
His dam Momentary was a winner for Michael Bell during her racing days and the Newmarket trainer looks to have found an ideal opportunity for this gelding to get off the mark.
He did not show his best on his debut over seven furlongs at Yarmouth but, upped to a mile at that track last September, Merlin turned in an improved effort to be second and sticking at that trip seems an obvious choice here.
HIGH ACCLAIM found Listed company a bit too tough first time out but a drop in level for the FCL Global Forwarding Making Logistics Personal Handicap should see him back on the right track at Wolverhampton.
Winner of two of his seven juvenile starts, High Acclaim proved particularly game when winning at Pontefract last October, taking it up with a couple of furlongs to run before holding off all challengers for a head verdict.
Trainer Roger Teal decided to have a stab at Listed level on his return this year but he unsurprisingly proved no match for the very talented Second Thought at Lingfield last month.
Stepping up to seven furlongs, it was a pretty promising run against some race-fit rivals and while a 2lb rise does him no favours, High Acclaim looks the type to find another level as a three-year-old. Daniel Tudhope has today's ride.
QUEEN IN WAITING can make it two wins from three starts as Joe Fanning takes the reins in the Banks's Amber Bitter Handicap.
Beaten on her debut at Beverley last summer when fluffing the start, she improved for the experience to win a small event at Chelmsford at the end of August before bowing out for the rest of the campaign.
The second and third that day subsequently hit the mark themselves, giving the form a sturdy look, and Queen In Waiting looks sure to rank higher further down the road.