CAPTAIN NAVARRE is fancied to make it a hat-trick of wins with victory in the Betway Stayers Handicap at Lingfield.

The Charlie Fellowes-trained five-year-old is in rare old form and arrives on the back of success at Kempton and, most recently, Wolverhampton.

He does in fact go particularly well on an artificial surface and the Excellent Art gelding did it well at Kempton, travelling nicely before being gathered up off the bend and always doing enough through the final furlong without being given a hard time.

He has a 4lb-higher mark to contend with but it is hard to see today's nap selection not being heavily involved in the finish under Stevie Donohoe.

Richard Hannon can get on the scoresheet with ZALSHAH fancied in the EBF Novice Stakes.

Having come home really well here last month, it was no surprise to see her go one place better at Chelmsford at the beginning of this month.

Tom Marquand popped the question just over a furlong out and his partner ran on strongly to beat Dance Emperor by a length.

While the handicapper has taken a dim view, there might be a bit more to come yet on just her fourth all-weather outing. Marquand again takes the reins.

Joseph O'Brien sending a runner to a meeting like this from his Irish base can only ever be seen as significant – and particularly so when engaging the services of top all-weather pilot Adam Kirby.

All of which makes Curragh winner ART NOUVELLE worth a close look in the closing Betway Handicap.

Corazon Espinado looks capable of winning a race judged on a recent effort here and the 32Red Casino Nursery Handicap fits the bill. His second to Fire Orchid was a big step forward on his first try in handicap company.

PARADISE LAKE should go close on his first start for Ed Walker in the Play Slots At Maiden Stakes.

The three-year-old was not without ability for Sir Michael Stoute, just being touched off at Windsor in October. He has been gelded since then.

The Dan Skelton team think a fair bit of DESTRIER, who can make it two from two over timber in the Tap 'N' Shower Novices' Hurdle at Leicester.

He travelled particularly well in what was probably only an ordinary heat at this track last month, showing a nice attitude at the finish to score a narrow success.

Leicester's meeting is subject to an 8am inspection, with the course yesterday covered by snow.

Donald McCain has his string in red-hot form and can add another winner courtesy of MIDDLEBROW in the Chase at Catterick. The six-year-old looked much improved in a course win last month.

The Catterick meeting, like Leicester, must survive an 8am precautionary inspection due to the threat of overnight frost.