With the gradual melting of the snow, trainers have been able to utilise their gallops more thoroughly and this morning several horses set to run on Sunday breezed on the all-weather strips.
Paul Webber takes a posse of horses to the "jumpers' bumper" fixture at Wolverhampton, where RYSBRACK tackles the third race on a seven-race card.
A gigantic individual, the chestnut will be having his first outing in just over a month and looks to have a solid each-way chance against a well-regarded rival from the Paul Nicholls stable in Whisky Yankee.
Rysbrack looked in good heart in his breeze this morning and after Wolverhampton will have his attention turned back to jumping.
LADY KATHLEEN should run well in the sixth race and she also caught the eye this morning.
The Hernando mare has improved from race to race this season and has given out some positive signals since her Hereford defeat.
ORCHARD BOY has scope for improvement off one career run and should go well in the first after breezing happily up the strip.
Former useful novice chaser LIGHTNING STRIKE was another to go through half-speed paces in readiness for his race on an interesting card.
He's taken a few runs to put him straight but showed more of his old sparkle last time.
KNOCKDOLIAN also engaged in a half-speed blow-out and along with SUSSEX SUNSET seems in good form.
The latter will be returning from a lengthy absence in her race.