KING KEVIN built up plenty of momentum before the turn of the year and he can ensure 2018 gets off to a good start by winning the Betway Handicap at Wolverhampton's evening meeting.

The four-year-old certainly took some time to get rolling in 2017, finishing well out of the frame in six starts before a fair third at Chelmsford in October seemed to turn the tide.

With a couple of confidence-boosting placed efforts under his belt, King Kevin finally hit the target in a moderate Chelmsford event in November and has struck twice more in three starts since.

His two-and-a-half-length verdict at Dunstall Park on Boxing Day looked particularly useful and he is clearly on an upward curve now, as evidenced by his 12lb rise in the ratings.

Robert Havlin rides today's nap selection, which is trained by Ed Dunlop.

OUTER SPACE is on his lowest-ever mark and might have been found a decent opportunity in the Bet And Watch At Selling Stakes.

Once rated as high as 94, Jamie Osborne's inmate is now on a perch of 75 after a string of disappointing efforts – but he is surely capable off this kind of mark.

His recent third at Wolverhampton suggests all is perhaps not lost and this is theoretically an easier test, with Dougie Costello in the saddle.

TATLISU snapped a lengthy losing streak when winning at Wolverhampton last month and he can build on that in the Top Price On All Favourites Claiming Stakes at Southwell.

The popular eight-year-old is a long way removed from his Ayr Silver Cup winning days back in 2015 but he remains a decent competitor in this kind of grade. Sebastian Woods rides Richard Fahey's inmate.

Southwell perhaps is not for every horse but LADY PERIGNON has shown she can deal with the Fibresand surface and is one for the shortlist in the Handicap.

Third over seven furlongs at the venue in October, she was not beaten far in a blanket finish over a mile at Lingfield last time after trying to make all.

Switching back in distance here could be key, with Oisin Murphy taking the reins for trainer Andrew Balding.

COPAIN DE CLASSE should go well under Sam Twiston-Davies in the Ludlow Club Chase at the Shropshire venue.

The five-year-old gelding found Benatar too good at Ascot last month but, given that one has gone on to Grade Two success, that may have been a very decent run.

Paul Nicholls has been far from hard on Copain De Classe, having chalked up just six outings for him in two years, but he looks an animal full of potential.

Galashiels trainer Katie Scott can strike gold with CHAIN OF BEACONS in the Get Daily Tips At Kilmany Cup Handicap Chase at Musselburgh.

Formerly trained by Sandy Thomson, Chain Of Beacons has made a fine start for his new team, finishing third on his first outing for the yard before winning last time out.

His length win in a similar event to this at Kelso in November saw him ascend the ratings a little and he lines up off a 7lb higher mark here.

However, Chain Of Beacons got a clever ride from Callum Bewley that day and might well turn out to be good value for the official margin under the same jockey.