Robbie Wilders from the Racing Post serves up four tips from an intriguing card at Kempton on Saturday.
FLEGMATIK arrives in top form for the 3m handicap chase and can build on his fine third at Ascot behind Victtorino last time off the same mark.
That was a far stronger race than this one and, with Tristan Durrell's 3lb claim, Flegmatik is effectively 1lb better off than for his superb second to Our Power in the 2023 Coral Trophy over this course and distance.
That was also a deeper race than this and, with conditions in Flegmatik's favour, he can take another lucrative prize for Dan Skelton, with his chief market rival Chianti Classico representing the worryingly out-of-form Kim Bailey yard.
The Silviniaco Conti Chase looks an excellent opportunity for EDWARDSTONE to collect a good prize upped in distance for the first time, belatedly over fences.
It certainly wasn't the trip that beat Edwardstone on his sole run at 2m4f over hurdles at Aintree a few years ago, and there is stamina in his pedigree to reinforce the view this test might be what he truly wants.
Despite just turning 10, the selection remains in tip-top form, making a fair race of it with outstanding two-miler Jonbon in the Tingle Creek last time out. He can capitalise on smart second-season chaser Banbridge's lack of match practice, while Pic D'Orhy has much more on his plate than he did when taking the previous running.
The Lanzarote Hurdle has been a good race for claiming jockeys in recent years. Six of the past 10 winners have been conditional-ridden, and the talented Beau Morgan can utilise his 5lb allowance by steering QUINTA DO MAR to glory for a shrewd target trainer in Ben Pauling. bet365 are paying six places for each-way bets and that is a good offer.
Quinta Do Mar was pulled up in the previous running of the Lanzarote Hurdle off the same mark, but as were 13 other runners in a race that became a war of attrition on slow ground. That isn't what Quinta Do Mar wants and he can be seen to better effect on this surface.
The nine-year-old caught the eye with a solid third at Exeter on ground he wouldn't have liked on his comeback last month, which was his first start following wind surgery. With that effort behind him, and the cheekpieces he sported for his previous success three starts ago back on, there is plenty to like.
RARE EDITION can take the finale for Charlie Longsdon with the booking of Harry Cobden taking the eye.
Rare Edition was strong in the market on his return at Doncaster and ran a sound race in defeat, just succumbing to two race-fit rivals.
There is no reason he won't improve for the outing and we know he likes it at Kempton, with his decisive defeat of Rubaud in a course-and-distance novice last December looking superb form now.
A mark of 136 is almost certainly going to underestimate a smart hurdler who ran in two Grade 1 novices last term.