MUSICAL Terms makes plenty of appeal as he makes a switch in company to tackle the Bet toteexacta At Handicap at Chelmsford.

William Haggas' charge moves into the handicap sphere after shedding his maiden tag at the fourth attempt at Ripon back in August.

While he has taken a while to get into the winning groove, this son of Shamardal had hardly been disgraced when placing on his first three attempts, but a gelding operation in June certainly seemed to have worked the oracle at the North Yorkshire venue.

Haggas had found a suitable opportunity for his charge and Musical Terms duly took full advantage, winning what was only a moderate event in merely workmanlike fashion.

The handicapper has subsequently dropped him 1lb to a mark of 77 which perhaps tells its own story, but Musical Terms' confidence should now be augmented and he is interesting as he tackles the all-weather for the first time.

Haggas can also be on the mark with Feint in the Bet Totewin At Fillies' Handicap.

Out of luck of her first three outings, she ran a respectable race when second at Bath back in June and her mark of 73 does not pitch her too highly.

It will be something of a surprise if Purser should meet with defeat in the Injured Jockeys Fund EBF Novice Stakes at Lingfield.

An eyecatching winner on his debut at Newbury, John Gosden opted to hike him up to Group Three level on just his second start for the Solario Stakes at Sandown.

He enjoyed no luck in running at all that day and Frankie Dettori was far from hard on him when it became clear his chance to challenge had gone.

Purser eventually finished just under four lengths behind Masar and given that one ran so well in defeat at Chantilly on Sunday, the value of the form is there for all to see.

Imphal is certainly not of Purser's calibre, but he is on a roll and can strike again in the Happy Birthday Frank Handicap.

The three-year-old has thrived for a switch up to staying distances, twice winning over a mile and five furlongs at Bath before hitting the mark over two miles at Goodwood on his most recent start in August.

He was put up 4lb for that victory but he is clearly in excellent heart and has forged a fine rapport with 7lb claimer Tyler Saunders.

Alan King takes the wraps off Sceau Royal at an early stage as he tackles the Lodders Solicitors Novices' Chase at Warwick.

The five-year-old has shown some decent form when the ground is riding on the better side so it makes sense to crack on with his chase career while conditions are in his favour.

Sceau Royal retains a rating of 154 despite having failed to really build on early season victories at Cheltenham and Wincanton last term.

His sixth in the Champion Hurdle represented a fair effort but he could not make his presence felt on his final start of the campaign in the Scottish Champion Hurdle.

Given he has been found wanting in the best company over the smaller obstacles, this looks the right time to have a shot over fences.


CHELMSFORD: 5.45 Arachina, 6.15 Beautiful Memory, 6.45 Heather Lark, 7.15 MUSICAL TERMS (NAP), 7.45 Broughtons Knight, 8.15 Sonnet Rose, 8.45 Feint, 9.15 Frangarry.

HUNTINGDON: 1.30 Plato's Kode, 2.00 Deauville Dancer, 2.35 New Agenda, 3.05 Captainofindustry, 3.40 Pemba, 4.10 Tiradia, 4.45 Winido, 5.15 Zoltan Varga.

LINGFIELD: 1.50 Bajan Gold, 2.25 Purser, 2.55 Imphal, 3.30 Broadhaven Honey, 4.00 Francis Xavier, 4.35 Peace And Plenty, 5.05 Passing Star, 5.35 Lady In Question.

TRAMORE: 2.05 Esthers Present, 2.40 Mullinavat, 3.10 Aherlow, 3.45 Ardera Cross, 4.15 Little Folke, 4.50 Miracle Cure, 5.20 Still Busy.

WARWICK: 2.15 Blazon, 2.45 Jabulani, 3.20 Sceau Royal, 3.50 Milord, 4.25 Sego Success, 4.55 Midnight Walk.

DOUBLE: Musical Terms and Purser.