Robin Bastiman is confident stable stalwart Borderlescott has "still got it in him" ahead of the £100,000 William Hill Scottish Sprint Cup at Musselburgh on Saturday.
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The dual Nunthorpe winner ran in a conditions race named in his honour over course and distance in April and there was nearly a fairytale result as the 12-year-old was beaten a nose by Smoothtalkinrascal.
The veteran was unable to replicate that form at Chester last time, but Bastiman is anticipating a bold show back in Scotland.
He said: "He's really well, the old boy, and he's still got in him, I know that.
"I hope the rain stays away. We know he really wants good to firm ground. I don't think we'll get that, but hopefully it won't be too bad.
"I'm expecting a really good run from him and it would be nice if he could get me off the cold list.
"We haven't had a winner for around 300 days, but we only have 16 horses in training and we've had plenty of seconds and third."
Michael Appleby saddles an interesting contender in Demora, who makes her first appearance since winning at Haydock last September and will be partnered by Ali Rawlinson.
Appleby said: "It's her first run back, but she's in good order and I think she's plenty fit enough.
"I hope they don't get too much rain as she definitely prefers faster ground.
"It's a hot race, but with Ali's 7lb claim, hopefully she has a great chance."
Jim Goldie loves winning major prizes in his homeland and is keen on the chances of Hawkeyethenoo.
The eight-year-old returns to handicap company after floundering in the Haydock mud in last month's Temple Stakes.
"We're looking forward to it and it's a race we'd obviously love to win," said Goldie.
"He's a course-and-distance winner from a few years ago and he has a good draw (stall 15).
"We'll need a bit of luck as I'd imagine he'll get outpaced early on before coming home at the finish, so fingers crossed.
"Hopefully they don't get too much rain and we get some nice ground. That would be ideal.
"I'm hopeful he'll run well. He should be one of the finishers."
The David Brown-trained Fire Eyes has kept good company so far during his short career and starts life in handicap company off a mark of 96.
Brown said: "It's his first run in a handicap, but it's a big handicap and a big race.
"He's in good shape and I'm very happy with the way he's working at home.
"I'm not sure about the draw (stall six), I suppose it will depend where the speed is.
"If everything goes well I think he'll run a big race."
Tony Carroll's Caspian Prince turns out just a week after his victory in the Investec Dash on Derby day at Epsom.
He is reopposed by Addictive Dream, Doc Hay, Tangerine Trees, Racy and Ballesteros.
Bryan Smart believes conditions should be ideal for Tangerine Trees, who finished 12th at Epsom.
The North Yorkshire handler said: "He's very well, I'm very happy with him and he looks great.
"He came out of the Epsom race in good shape and he's won and run well at Musselburgh before.
"The ground should be on the good side and that will be fine for him."