TASLEET can make a seamless transition to the role of leading sprinter by winning the Group Two Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes at York.
The four-year-old might not be the most obvious candidate, in an event packed with proven speedsters, but now he is through that different Classic season, Tasleet may be ready to shine.
As a juvenile he looked a likely sprinting type – winning the Rose Bowl as Newbury and a big six-furlong sales event at York, as well as being beaten under three lengths by two-year-old sensation Shalaa, which was an excellent effort.
It made sense for connections to try to shape him into a Classic runner last year and while he won the Greenham, that really was a weak event held on the Chelmsford all-weather due to ground issues at Newbury.
Tasleet sustained an injury following that success and was then off the track until finishing down the field in the Challenge Stakes last autumn, when he did not really convince over seven furlongs.
That comment also applied on his return when second in a Leicester Listed heat, a race trainer William Haggas had not initially planned to tackle, with the Abernant his first intended port of call.
Tasleet's entries so far for this year are all for sprint events, so one must assume he has been showing plenty of speed at home, and he looks worth a shout at double-figure odds as today's nap selection under Jim Crowley.
SHUTTER SPEED is unlikely to be much of a price for the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes but it is hard to look past her in what seems a bit of a disappointing field for this prestigious prize.
John Gosden loves to run his good fillies in this race, winning four of the last six renewals, and Shutter Speed certainly fits the bill with Frankie Dettori on board.
Winner of her only start as a juvenile, she returned to action at Newbury last month to win a conditions event in fine style, with stablemate and subsequent Cheshire Oaks victor Enable back in third.
Connections appear to favour Enable for Epsom at this point and while they harbour some doubts about Shutter Speed's ability to stay 12 furlongs, this mile-and-a-quarter trip holds no fears.
LOVELL can make a victorious return from a long lay off in the opening Sky Bet First Race Special Handicap as William Buick takes the reins.
This Dubawi colt cost 725,000 guineas as a yearling but has not really had chance to justify that price tag yet, with only five starts to his name.
His most notable bit of form to date probably came when chasing home Stormy Antarctic as a youngster and, after a promising start to his three-year-old campaign, he did not race again after finishing down the field at Royal Ascot.
Something was clearly amiss and after being given an adequate recovery time, Lovell is worth watching on his return.
MUNTADAB has been only narrowly beaten in two starts this term but he can enjoy his moment in the sun in the Infinity Tyres Handicap, with Tony Hamilton having the ride.
Elsewhere, FASHAAK looks likely to be the safest option in the feature at Yarmouth, the John Cornell Memorial Handicap.
Bought for 11,000 guineas by John Butler out of the Richard Hannon yard, he nearly gave his new connections an immediate return over this course and distance last month.
His backers saw him lose out by a head to Commodity but the Sir Michael Stoute-trained hotpot needed all of Ryan Moore's urgings in the saddle to get the job done.
While the winner is no superstar by any stretch of the imagination, he is clearly useful when in the right frame of mind and so it was a fair effort by the Butler runner in defeat.
The handicapper has left him alone on a mark of 78, which is only 1lb higher than when last successful at Doncaster at this time last year, while David Egan's 7lb claim will also help.
ATHOLLBLAIR BOY can ensure a good day for Nigel Tinkler on the long journey from his North Yorkshire base as he is far from out of it in the Grosvenor Casino Of Great Yarmouth Handicap.
The four-year-old has not managed to get his head in front for a while now but continues to come down the weights as a result and he ran much better than his placing suggests at Doncaster last month.
This extra furlong will suit and the booking of former champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa is hardly a negative.