Starting at Hove, Ballymac Pen [20:02] failed to get a run last time but trials previously might give her the edge here with a clear against well-drawn Stanton Apollo.
Britania Ardbeg [20:18] is on a roll and should nip clear on the inside to put his rivals under pressure again, while Your A Champ [20:34] led home Guinness Smokie last time and there are no obvious reasons for a form reversal.
Swords Brett [20:50] impressed on the bunny latest and will again try to cut loose early with the edge on the clock, while Britania Lesley [21:06] steps up from two bends to four and her early pace could clear these around the outside.
Swift Signal won the 695m final last week in the dual distance event and that mix of speed and stamina could still make hay over the shorter trip, with the safe haven of the rails.
Over at Henlow, Lil Risky [19:39] remains a class act who racked up the wins in 2012 including over this C&D and will be tough to hold again, while Savana Reg [20:26] finished so well over 460 latest that the step back up to 550 might work the oracle, although a snappy exit from Loughside Ace could upset matters.
Nishas Guitar [21:15] continues to run riot at Henlow and another fast start might seal the deal, albeit this is his toughest ask yet against the likes of Markeys Dragon and in-form Castlebride Dan.
Indeed, in this race, the lay has to be Castlebride Dan. He has been in sparkling form at Coventry, but can he repeat it here?
Stress Impact [22:03] struggled to make an impact over 692m last week but had previously hosed up over 550m and should soon be prominent inside with better local knowledge and a moderate starter outside. Freedom Cache is a talented stayer but might need the run here.
On to tomorrow (Friday), and a fantastic card at Romford just a week away from the start of the first major event of 2013, the Coronation Cup.
Billymatt [19:31] can reverse form with Monleek Town in the opening sprint, with the latter unlikely to get away as quickly as he did last week, although a start from Slick Sleek might just set up a fantastic duel.
Coronation Cup form is very much in the mind at 20:34 where Bansha Mo can confirm the promise of a good run over C&D on Essex Vase final night, having finished closeup and likely to have too much for improving pair Seals Bade and Jazz Tilly.
Wajas Trump [21:06] desperately needs the rails so a fast start is required from trap two over 400, but he could get first run in a tidy race again useful pair Borna Monty and Rio Minstrel, while a cracking bitches' race looks set to see Blue Glenard [21:24] improve on a good comeback win last week after a fortnight off.
Joe Bones [21:40] ran in a cracking race last week, so lost nothing in defeat and has a recent C&D win and looks well drawn with railing Jaguar Jim inside, while Rockview Sail [21:56] could cut loose over 575m against improving Ballycowen Meg.
Sharons Return [22:11] ran a good race behind Isheforreal last week and is fancied to reverse form, unless the latter gets away to another flyer, while Mays Millhouse [22:26] could be value to finish best from the safe haven of the rails as he bids to turn the tables on Mash Mad Snowy from last week.
Aero Rebel [22:40] might be too classy for Pantone Ava and Oneco Beauty over 750m, with the former's cracking run of form continues after an easy win over eight bends last week.