MIDNIGHT MALIBU can follow up a recent course win at Southwell in the valuable Betway Sprint.

Tim Easterby's five-year-old mare scraped home by a neck on New Year's Day in what looked a decent race for the grade.

The handicapper has only put her up 2lb and, given those who finished behind her have hardly advertised the form since, that looks fair enough.

However, that was her second start on the Fibresand and her second win and she always looked like getting on top close home.

She is obviously right at home on the unique surface and this place lends itself to specialists. Rachel Richardson is booked to ride today's nap selection.

IGNACIO ZULOAGA caught the eye running on into second last week and can go one better in the closing sunbets.co.uk Handicap under Fran Berry.

Having just the fourth run of his life, he was outpaced at halfway before staying on strongly. The winner had flown but it was a real sign the penny is starting to drop with him.

GOING NATIVE ran with credit here earlier in the month and should do so again in the opening 32Red Maiden Handicap.

Quickly to the lead, she was swamped on either side a furlong out but kept at it to snatch third. The handicapper has left her alone and booking the useful Jason Watson has taken 7lb off.

SENATUS put up a bold effort to say the least last time out and deserves some reward in the Betway Live Casino Handicap.

Soon marching to the front, the Karen McLintock-trained six-year-old held a huge advantage at one stage and was still well in front turning into the straight, before being headed close home.

He comes back half a mile in trip from that Newcastle run and similarly positive tactics might mean he again takes some catching.

LASTBUTNOTLEAST can claim Listed gold in the Charnwood Forest Mares' Chase at Leicester.

Donald McCain has always spoken of the eight-year-old in the highest terms but, after breaking a blood vessel and pulling up on her first start over fences at Carlisle in November, she had something to prove at Haydock last time.

Yet she showed no ill effects from that experience as she accounted for another well-regarded type in Jonniesofa with the minimum of fuss and she can continue on an upward curve here.

Warren Greatrex should be among the winners with Don Des Fosses in the opening Croxton Park Novices' Hurdle.

A point-to-point winner, he made a winning debut under rules in a Uttoxeter bumper. That form is nothing to write home about but it is the best on offer.

Dan Skelton's OPTIMUS PRIME looks to have the Dick Christian Novices' Chase at his mercy.

After a solid return over hurdles behind Old Guard, he has won his first two outings over fences with the promise of more to come.

He beat a nice type in Tommy Silver at Worcester before winning on the bridle at Plumpton. A step up in class will be in order after this.

Skelton should also be in the money at Wetherby as SOLO SAXOPHONE can follow up on his winning debut in the opening racinguk.com/hd Juvenile Hurdle – if the meeting survives an early inspection.

As a son of Frankel, it was no surprise to see him display a nice turn of foot at Catterick as he made up plenty of ground at the finish following a lacklustre round of jumping.

He has more on his plate here, giving weight away to all but one of his rivals, but a sharper round of hurdling would certainly enhance his chances.