JAWWAAL can win the Heed Your Hunch At Betway Handicap) (2.40pm) on the final Saturday of Flat action of the season at Haydock Park on Saturday afternoon.
While in the afternoon’s feature contest at Newmarket – the bet365 Cambridgeshire Handicap (Heritage Handicap) (3.40pm) – EPIC ENDEAVOUR can be another big-priced winner.
Michael Dods’ Jawwaal remains in fine form and he can land a third win of the campaign in the five-furlong sprint on Merseyside.
The six-year-old won twice at Doncaster in June and July.
He wasn’t beaten far when fifth at Ascot, while his close-up fourth behind the reopposing Copper Knight in a big-field handicap at York was another decent effort.
He was fourth again, similarly only beaten around a length over course and distance earlier this month, with Copper Knight second behind Mondammej, who also lines up again.
All three horses should be in the firing line again, but now better off in the weights Jawwaal may come out on top this time for the Dods’ stable that won this race in 2019.
The big handicap feature this weekend in the Cambridgeshire at Headquarters and with 35 lining up it is competitive as ever with several in with a chance of glory.
With a 100-1 winner in 2004, a 40-1 scorer in 2011, a 50-1 in 2017 and last year’s first home, the returning Majestic Dawn – tipped in this column at 40-1 – it is hard to rule out almost any horse.
Majestic Dawn, who was ridden by Warrington jockey Paul Hanagan 12 months ago, should go well again this time partnered by fellow Liverpool FC William Buick.
But he is 10lbs higher in the weights this time and despite having a decent high draw in 34 may have to settle for a supporting role.
Willie Muir and Chris Grassick's Epic Endeavour – at around the 80-1 mark – could provide another massive shock and come out on top.
The four-year-old - who wil be ridden by Scottish rider Nicole Currie, the niece of former Liverpool FC star Steve Nicol - is stepping up to 1m1f for the first time and it might bring out more improvement.
Epic Endeavour won three times last season, but has only got his head in front once this term, scoring at Carlisle in a three-runner race last time. This is very different but with a decent high draw in stall 20 and having been ridden prominently on occasions, he may be able to shock a few.
He ran well enough to be sixth in a handicap at Glorious Goodwood and was placed earlier in the campaign and he is still open to improvement. A chance is taken he can do that and land this big prize.
Others who will also go well are last year’s runner-up Lucander, from the Ralph Beckett stable and the Keith Dalgleish-trained Chichester.
Back at Haydock the in-form CALL ME GINGER can make it four wins in a row in the Abacus Securities Handicap (3.15pm).
Jim Goldie’s five-year-old brought up the hat-trick in last week’s Ayr Bronze Cup and despite a rise of another 3lb he appears to be thriving and can go in again.
The Charlie Appleby-trained NOBLE DYNASTY is another horse in excellent form and the unexposed three-year-old can follow-up his win at Thirsk with another in the Betway Handicap (2.05pm).
Sit Michael Stoute’s TERRA MITICA can got off the mark on her second start and go one better than when second on debut at Newmarket in the opener on Merseyside, the Betway EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes (GBB Race) (1pm).
Others who may score at Haydock are Willie Haggas’ EDUCATOR – owned by The Queen – in the Mike James Occasionals Memorial EBF Novice Stakes (1.30pm); the Roger Charlton-trained DANCING HARRY in the GT Radial Tyres Handicap (3.50pm); and FAIRMAC – from the Mark Johnston stable – in the Betway Casino Handicap (4.25pm).
Back at Newmarket there are three juvenile Group contests with some potential future stars lining up.
Irish maestro Aidan O’Brien has not been as dominant as in recent seasons with his juveniles with only Point Lonsdale hinting at a big future.
But that may change at Headquarters with the possibility of the Group One double for the Ballydoyle handler.
O’Brien has six victories in the the Group One Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes (3pm) and HMS ENDEAVOUR may give him another victory.
He landed back-to-back wins at Navan and Dundalk and stepped up to six furlongs he can land three in a row and a first at the top level.
Stable-mate TENEBRISM won on her only start at Naas and the daughter of Caravaggio can also land Group One glory in the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes (2.25pm).
The likes of Ger Lyons’ Sacred Bridge and Royal Ascot winner Sandrine have already shown themselves to be high-class fillies, but at much bigger odds the exciting Tenebrism may improve past them stepped up to six furlongs.
Andrew Balding’s MASEKELA – a good Listed winner at Newbury – can take the step up to Group Two company in his stride with victory in the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (1.50pm).
Others who may win at Newmarket are Haggas’ PERFECT NEWS in the British Stallion Studs EBF “Jersey Lily” Fillies’ Nursery Handicap (4.50pm) and the Beckett-trained FOX CHAMPION in the finale, the Sue Human Celebration Handicap (5.34pm).
At Chester Scouse jockey Franny Noton could add to his fine record on the Roodee with LEGAL REFORM in the Mr & Mrs Wilson Handicap (2.35pm), Johnston’s ENFRANCHISE in the Boodles Novice Stakes (4.20pm) and FANDABIDOZI in the Fireworks Extravaganza Handicap (5.25pm).
While fellow Liverpool FC fan Hanagan may score on the Tim Easterby-trained GOLDEN MELODY in the Mental Health UK Fillies’ Handicap (4.55pm).
1pm Terra Mitica
2.05pm Noble Dynasty
3.15pm Call Me Ginger
3.50pm Dancing Harry
3pm Hms Endeavour
3.40pm Epic Endeavour (NAP)
4.15pm Rose’s Girl
4.50pm Perfect News
5.24pm Fox Champion
2pm Art Expert
2.35pm Legal Reform
3.10pm Flaming Rib
4.55pm Golden Melody
2.20pm Rainbow Colours
4.05pm Golden Apollo
4.40pm Dreams Unwind
5.05pm Sovereign Moon
5.30pm Sea Fern
6pm Bbob Alula
6.30pm Persian Royal
7pm Roulston Scar
7.30pm Open Wide
8pm Heath Rise
SUNDAY’S NAP: Mr McCann (2.20pm Epsom)