Fresh from notching a first Grade One with Annacotty at Kempton on Boxing Day, trainer Martin Keighley and jockey Ian Popham have genuine claims of another top-level triumph with Creepy in the Betfred Goals Galore Challow Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday.
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Creepy has come of age this year, beating a fair sort at Chepstow in October, finishing second to Kings Palace, who looks just about the best staying novice to date, and then heading back to Cheltenham to win a Grade Two.
Keighley admits his five-year-old needs to improve again, but thinks everything will be in his favour.
"It would be nice to win another Grade One so quickly after the first," said the Gloucestershire handler.
"This will be tough, though, make no mistake. It might be a small field but you can't rule any of them out.
"I'd say he needs to improve again from his Cheltenham form but I can't see why he wouldn't.
"He's going there in good form and we know he stays further than two-five.
"The ground won't bother him and he's won at the track."
Emma Lavelle's Timesremembered finished a length behind Creepy at Cheltenham but carried a 7lb penalty that day for his win in the Persian War at Chepstow.
"I hope things are in his favour this time as I felt he just ran a bit flat last time," said Lavelle.
"He's very hard on himself at home and at the races he's very active, so we've given him time to freshen up.
"He seems in very good form at home but it will be survival of the fittest - it will be very tiring ground.
"I don't think that will bother him, though, as he's won a point-to-point and may want three miles in time, despite being a strong traveller."
Malcolm Jefferson feels conditions will suit Oscar Rock.
"He's in great order and the ground will suit him better than the others, I think," said the Malton handler.
"I'm very happy with him and I'm sure he'll run well.
"When Ballyalton beat him at Newcastle the ground was a bit quick but, more than anything, I think we got the tactics wrong. If we'd been as positive as we were at Wetherby we might have seen a different result.
"Take nothing away from the other horse, though. He's won another good race since and is very nice, but you can't give that AP McCoy half an inch as he takes a yard. We just gave him something to aim at that day.
"I think he'll run very well."
Captain Cutter, Kaki De La Pree and Shantou Magic complete the field, but the aforementioned Ballyalton was taken out at the final declaration stage.