ANGELINA D'Or should enjoy her first taste of success in the Maiden Fillies' Stakes at Lingfield.

Mark Johnston's three-year-old shaped with abundant promise on her juvenile debut at Wolverhampton in late November, looking in need of the experience before coming home well to finish a never-nearer fourth over the extended mile.

It is perhaps a shade disappointing that she has not really improved massively in two starts since, but she has turned in solid efforts at Newcastle and Chelmsford, finishing second and third respectively.

She has appeared a little one paced when push has come to shove, but that should not be such an issue as she tackles a mile and a quarter for the first time and she certainly sets the standard on her return from a two-month break.

Darkest Light can register his second win in less than a week in the Play For Free At Handicap.

The son of Lethal Force offered little promise in three starts in novice company, but a wind operation and a switch to handicaps saw him score with more in hand than the official winning distance of three-quarters of a length might suggest at Chelmsford on Thursday evening.

He is clearly much better than his opening mark of 52 and it is no surprise Jamie Osborne has decided to send him into battle again quickly under the mandatory penalty.

It would be no surprise to see him dominate from the front, just as he did in Essex a few days ago.

The Johnson-trained Aquarium is difficult to oppose in the Novice Stakes at Wolverhampton.

The chestnut colt built on debut promise to open his account in good style at Lingfield last month and while he must concede weight all round at Dunstall Park, he should be up to the job.

Madame Ritz has outrun her odds in two races to date and is likely to be overlooked once more in the Fillies' Novice Stakes.

While it could have been a fluke first time when third of 11 at 80-1, the fact she was then third next time at 33-1 suggests she has a fair share of ability.

Both of those were over five furlongs with her doing her best work at the finish so the step up to six is a plus.

Teddy Tee can come good over fences in the Biggest Ever Jumps Season On Racing UK Handicap Chase at Ayr.

Nicky Richards' inmate was not prolific over hurdles, winning just once in nine attempts, but always looked the type to do better once faced with the larger obstacles.

Although a nine-year-old, Teddy Tee has not had much racing, and he has put together two very decent efforts this season, finishing third at Hexham and second at Newcastle.

Ayr must survive an inspection, as must Plumpton, where Not Never could follow up his course win last time out in the R.A.B.I./Joan Collison Memorial Handicap Hurdle.


AYR: 2.15 Keyboard Gangster, 2.45 Teddy Tee, 3.15 Sweet As Candy, 3.50 Looksnowtlikebrian, 4.20 Notwhatiam, 4.55 Our Lucas, 5.30 Black Pirate.

LINGFIELD: 1.55 ANGELINA D'OR (NAP), 2.25 Darkest Light, 2.55 Sonnet Rose, 3.30 Bernie's Boy, 4.00 Good Impression, 4.35 La Fortuna.

PLUMPTON: 2.00 Royal Ruby, 2.30 Holbrook Park, 3.00 Sunday In The Park, 3.35 Not Never, 4.05 Greyed A, 4.40 Soulsaver, 5.15 No No Juliet.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.45 Inuk, 6.15 Madame Ritz, 6.45 Aquarium, 7.15 Metronomic, 7.45 Reckless Wave, 8.15 Tropics, 8.45 Red Stripes.

DOUBLE: Angelina D'Or and Darkest Light.