There's a feast of racing today with six meetings taking place in the UK and we've highlighted three horses of particular interest...
"John Biscuit caught the eye in no uncertain terms returning from a six-month absence in a first-time hood when finishing a never-nearer seventh in a 1¼-mile Lingfield event on Sunday..."
King of Jazz (13:10 Doncaster) is yet to add to his success in a seven furlong maiden here in early-2011, but there are several reasons that suggest he may end that drought returning to the South Yorkshire track today. His form tailed off in the second part of last term, but as a result he's now able to race off a career-low mark and having ran a cracker to finish third in this event 12 months ago before filling the same position in Ascot's Victoria Cup, he's taken to start his 2013 campaign on a winning note.
Upsilon Bleu (14:35 Carlisle) was a listed-race winner over hurdles in France last year and, having already won over fences at Fontainebleu, made a highly encouraging debut for his new connections when finishing second in a two mile novice chase here earlier this month, his superb jumping a feature of that display. The additional ½-mile he tackles here should be well within his range and there's almost certainly more to come from this five-year-old.
Kempton's Rosebery Handicap looks typically competitive with several horses that have been running well on the all-weather in recent weeks at the forefront of the market. While the chances of the likes of Spifer and Buckland are respected, John Biscuit (14:55) caught the eye in no uncertain terms returning from a six-month absence in a first-time hood when finishing a never-nearer seventh in a 1¼-mile Lingfield event on Sunday. Well backed on that occasion, he seems certain to go well here under talented 5 lb-claimer Thomas Brown.