Sweetspots: Mrs Ivy is set to climb juvenile ranks for Beckett
Parys Mountain went close off this mark two outings ago and his pace will be an asset at Chester (3.40) today. Trainer Tim Easterby enlists a tongue-tie and is 5-23 when using it for the first time.
Mrs Ivy looks worth a punt at Salisbury in the 4.35. She is related to two first-time-out two-year-old winners, and trainer Ralph Beckett is 6-23 with juveniles making their debuts at the course in the last five years.
Clive Cox’s Crafty Madam bids for a repeat win at Sandown in the 5.00 after a down-the-field run 78 days ago. She was returning from a similarly uninspiring run 96 days previously when triumphing last year.