Idee De Garde has plenty going for him at Uttoxeter on Sunday and David Clough has a selection for the surviving meetings in the UK and Ireland.
Nap: Fitzhenry (2.30 Navan)
Idee De Garde has plenty going for him in the opening Barbara Peacock Memorial Handicap Hurdle at Uttoxeter on Sunday.
Another with few miles on the clock for his age, Dan Skelton's six-year-old was making only his fourth appearance when he began the campaign with a head second over course and distance at the start of this month.
He makes his handicap debut off a tempting mark, despite having almost certainly been significantly flattered when he got notably close to a smart horse on his first run for the stable at Newcastle almost a year ago.
At the other end of the card, Princess Mononoke takes the eye in Abacus Decorators Mares' Handicap Hurdle.
She has revelled in the mud previously - and after running just twice last season for a yard which had its issues back then, the eight-year-old outran long odds on her return and should be competitive again.
In Ireland, the Ladbrokes Troytown Handicap Chase headlines a good card at Navan. Paul Nolan has chosen this race ahead of an even more valuable handicap - next week's Ladbrokes Trophy - for the hugely-promising Discorama.
He may be in business instead, though, with Fitzhenry.
The seven-year-old has yet to scale the heights of his younger stablemate but has a handy weight to match his achievements so far - and appeared to be on the verge of a breakthrough success in similar events last season.
Fitzhenry tuned up with a decent run over hurdles last month, and should have his optimum conditions this time.
Sporting Life tips
NAVAN: 12.30 Thatsy, 1.00 Abacadabras, 1.30 Encore Lui, 2.00 Capuccimix, 2.30 Fitzhenry, 3.00 Theatre World, 3.30 Global Equity.
UTTOXETER: 1.10 Idee De Garde, 1.40 Precious Eleanor, 2.10 Lac Sacre, 2.40 Flashjack, 3.10 Lickpenny Larry, 3.40 Princess Mononoke.