David Clough previews Wednesday's racing in the UK and Ireland with a Roger Fell-trained horse getting the nap vote at Hamilton.
NAP: Global Spirit (2.20 Hamilton)
Next Best: Maydanny (4.40 Beverley)
Global Spirit can prove the toast of Hamilton by breaking his duck in the Lockton Companies Handicap.
The four-year-old has never previously quite managed to get his head home in front - but at his 14th attempt here, earlier this month, he was closer than ever to doing so.
That neck second over course and distance also came on stable debut for Roger Fell, when Global Spirit significantly outran odds of 16-1 on his first start for almost eight months.
The switch of surroundings has clearly done him no harm, and the same applies to his return to the turf after consecutive efforts over slightly further on the all-weather at Kempton and Wolverhampton at the end of last summer.
Fell's gelding is closely matched with the reopposing Chookie Dunedin, up 3lb for his superiority over that rival when last seen.
But given his change of circumstance, there is sufficient reason to believe Global Spirit is on an upward curve and ready to strike for the first time.
Keith Dalgleish was in brilliant form on his last short commute up the M74 to Hamilton from his base in Carluke, sending out the first three winners on the card.
He is back with two chances in the Cadzow Castle Handicap - and Alabanza is preferred to Dragon Mountain.
The latter has race fitness on his side, but it is Alabanza with the momentum after winning two of his last three - including over course and distance when last seen in mid-September.
He is highly likely to be able to quickly pick up where he left off, in receipt of 4lb from his stablemate, for a yard which can do little wrong at present.
There will be an uncomfortably topical ring to proceedings if Dalgleish follows up with Euro Implosion in the Duncan And Kathleen Diamond Wedding Anniversary Handicap.
The gelding has significant claims, however, on the promise of his comeback third at Beverley this month - an encouraging performance for which he has been raised just 1lb.
The drop back to a furlong shorter is no obvious detriment either, after either stamina or possibly race fitness just appeared to run out when needed most last time.
By coincidence, there is racing at Beverley too - and it is a debutant that catches the eye on the card.
Maydanny's pedigree stands out against nine rivals, and it will be no surprise if he can prevail in the Skidby Novice Stakes.
In-form Mark Johnston's Dubawi colt is a son of the stable's Group One-winning mare Attraction.
She made a flying start to her career with five victories in an unbeaten juvenile campaign, before going on to even better things and - for good measure - then producing six winners of 13 races to date.
Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum's Maydanny may well be about to become the seventh.
Archie Watson remains an obvious starting point with juveniles. He has put a first-time visor on Frida Kahlo, who has already shown improvement and is perhaps ready to open her account in the Etton Claiming Stakes.
Also over the minimum distance, the hardy Pearl Noir can then shine again in the Racing TV Now In HD Handicap - having been most consistent of late in this grade.
At a much less advanced stage of his career, Kingdom Brunel dons first-time blinkers in the Dr Eddie Moll Handicap - and they may help him get the better of bang-in-form likely favourite Kylie Rules, who has gone up a stone since she started her winning spree over course and distance last month.
Longhouse Sale and Beau Du Brizais both look like summer jumpers to follow.
The former should win Warwick's David "Digger" Aldred Memorial "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle, and the latter ought to go well too in Newton Abbot's Rowett Insurance Insuring The Par Inn Success Handicap Chase.
Sporting Life Tips
BEVERLEY: 1.40 Frida Kahlo, 2.10 Pearl Noir, 2.40 Dandy Highwayman, 3.10 Keepup Kevin, 3.40 Kingdom Brunel, 4.10 Whatwouldyouknow, 4.40 Maydanny, 5.10 Thomas Cubitt.
CARTMEL: 5.40 Bazarov, 6.10 Russian Royale, 6.45 Jokers And Rogues, 7.20 Deyrann De Carjac, 7.50 Carter McKay, 8.25 Oksana, 8.55 Little Stevie.
GOWRAN: 4.45 Castle Guest, 5.15 Verbalise, 5.50 Fancy Feat,6.25 Fair Game, 7.00 Aurora Moon, 7.30 Gasta, 8.05 Cross Cover, 8.35 Alwarda.
HAMILTON: 1.50 Rose Of Kildare, 2.20 GLOBAL SPIRIT (NAP), 2.50 Alabanza, 3.25 Ivory Charm, 3.55 Betty Grable, 4.25 Majeste, 4.55 Euro Implosion, 5.25 Boundsy.
NEWTON ABBOT: 12.00 Given Name, 12.30 Ena Baie, 1.00 Beau Du Brizais, 1.30 Redemptorist, 2.00 Camaplu, 2.30 Herbert Park, 3.00 Southfield Torr.
WARWICK: 5.30 Longhouse Sale, 6.00 Finalshot, 6.35 Belmont Park, 7.10 Alltimegold, 7.40 Passing Dream, 8.15 Barton Rose, 8.45 Acertain Circus.
DOUBLE: Global Spirit and Maydanny.