Prince Alzain is an interesting contender as he returns to action in the Coral App Download From The App Store Conditions Stakes at Lingfield.
He boasts some excellent bits of form to his name and a rating of 109 after making significant progress for now-disqualified trainer Gerard Butler last year.
The five-year-old showed up well in a couple of Group Three events before landing a competitive handicap heat and then a decent Listed race at Lingfield last November.
All Weather Championships Finals Day had been his intended target but Butler’s disqualification saw Prince Alzain switched to Fawzi Nass in Dubai and he had just one run at Meydan, where he was well beaten in a Group Two event.
Now with Robert Cowell, Prince Alzain clearly has questions to answer but with the conditions of the race in his favour, it will be disappointing if he cannot take a hand in the finish.
Medicean Man can feel the benefit of a recent outing as he takes a step down the ladder for the 20 Risk-Free Bet At Unibet Handicap.
The eight-year-old finished fourth in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot back in the summer but Jeremy Gask drops him right back in company as Medicean Man seeks a first success since scoring at Meydan in February.
He was given a lengthy break through the summer, signing off after finishing down the field in the Diamond Jubilee just days after his excellent King’s Stand effort.
Medicean Man was hardly disgraced on his return at Lingfield last month, being beaten just under two lengths in fifth behind Intransigent after running out of gas in the dying strides and should strip fitter for that run.
Charlie Appleby has made no secret of his plans to plough on through the winter with a select band of Godolphin runners and Anglophile looks just the type to excel through the winter months.
He lines up in the BetBright.com Handicap at Kempton on what will be his first outing since finishing a close-up fourth at Windsor in June.
* Selections -
CATTERICK: 12.20 Intent, 12.50 Oorayvic, 1.20 Celestino, 1.50 Doyly Carte, 2.20 Chocca Wocca, 2.50 Blackwell Synergy, 3.20 Five For Fifteen.
KEMPTON: 3.50 Belvoir Diva, 4.20 Silver Mirage, 4.50 Barchan, 5.20 Born To Reign, 5.50 Gios Last, 6.20 Anglophile, 6.50 Major Muscari, 7.20 New Rich.
LINGFIELD: 12.30 Mymatechris, 1.00 Perfect Orange, 1.30 Don’t Be, 2.00 Prince Alzain, 2.30 MEDICEAN MAN (NAP), 3.00 Filosofo, 3.30 Daidaidai.
LUDLOW: 12.40 Fuse Wire, 1.10 Shinooki, 1.40 Stephanie Francis, 2.10 Gorsky Island, 2.40 Kudu Country, 3.10 Just Chilly, 3.40 Robins Reef.
DOUBLE: Medicean Man and Prince Alzain.