Un Prophete shaped with promise last time out and looks worth a punt at 5/1 in the 2.50 at Lingfield today.
Venetia Williams’ charge landed back-to-back contests at Ludlow and Southwell in January and went down fighting in his hat-trick attempt when beaten a head by Champagne At Tara at Leicester having been hit with a 12lb rise and put up to 127.
He is now able ro race off 122 having been quickly dropped 3lb after finishing fourth of nine to Deauville Dancer at Fakenham on seasonal reappearance 13 days ago.
Although eventually beaten 22 lengths, Un Prophete travelled well for much of the contest until weakening two from home on his first start for seven months.
He shaped far better than the bare result suggests and is sure to come on for the run.
The return to a softer surface is also in his favour and with the yard showing signs that it is about to hit top gear he looks to have plenty going for him.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts win Un Prophete (5/1 generally available – use BOG firms)