It is a slightly delayed start for a runner from the yard in 2018 as Pentito Rap was denied making his hurdling debut at Hereford due to frost on Monday. He looks set to run at Kempton on Saturday but Langlauf will be our first runner of the year in the amateur race, also at the Sunbury venue this evening.

She had a successful summer on the polytrack, racking up a hat-trick with two wins at Kempton and then landed a valuable £25,000 handicap at Chelmsford. She has not returned in quite the same form but is well handicapped, two pounds lower than her last success and Kempton will suit her better than Lingfield last time out.