CANTLOW pleased Paul Webber in some light work this morning ahead of his imminent return to the track.
The smart dual-purpose performer, who was thwarted from contesting last seaon's Byrne Group Plate by a minor nosebleed when down at the start, shaped encouragingly on his return to the fray at Wetherby.
He was noted staying on well at the end of that contest and is all set for a two-and-a-half mile race in the coming days.
SIXTY SOMETHING made an uncharacteristic mistake on his chasing debut but is a very good jumper whose attention is now turned towards the fixed brush race at Haydock on Saturday.
The grey, a winner at Aintree a year ago, should find the Merseyside air to his liking and has been working well subsequently.
LADY KATHLEEN looked in fine fettle in her spin up the all-weather on Tuesday morning.
She did not enjoy the rub of the green last season but should run well in the same two-and-three-quarter-mile hurdle at Ascot in which she finished fourth 12 months ago.
DEVON DRUM heads for Ludlow on Monday after going well in two stretches up the all-weather strip.
Second to a highly-rated rival at Kempton, he should enjoy the sharp track and is in the mood to go one better.
TIME FOR RUPERT is working well towards a comeback in Ascot's Long Walk Hurdle.
He enjoyed an away day at Edgecote and is getting progressively closer to his optimum racing weight, having come back in weighing 620 kilos but now finding himself 50 kilos lighter.
Webber harbours a desire to run the chestnut in the Grand National and the gelding will be seen over both hurdles and fences this season.
SCAMPI BOY runs at Warwick on Wednesday and looked well in his final blow-out for that novices' handicap chase.