Timeform pick out three horses worth backing at Sam Houston on Saturday...
"...several fast recent works suggest he's ready to roll following the break."
Timeform on Star of the North
#3 A J's Grand - Sam Houston R3 (01:43)
Denied by just a nose over tonight's C&D on her most recent outing, A J's Grand has sound claims of going one better this time around. Kona Katie comes here in fine form having been a winner last time and appeals as best of the rest, while Ruby Does Sparkle also has claims.
#1 Star of the North - Sam Houston R4 (02:12)
Star of the North has won his last two starts and still has room for plenty of progression as he makes just fourth racecourse appearance. He does have a layoff to overcome but several fast recent works suggest he's ready to roll following the break. Great Affection makes appeal on his debut for a new stable debut and ought to emerge as the biggest threat.
#4 Dust Em - Sam Houston R6 (03:12)
Dust Em was an impressive winner at Lone Star Park in the summer before making light of a four-month break to strike again at Remington Park last month. He makes plenty of appeal as he seeks the hat-trick in this stakes contest. Carbon Stryker has been running consistently well of late and can emerge second best, while Tap the Dot merits a second look as well.