THINGS have not quite gone Pea Shooter's way this year, but now might be the time to get back on the wagon at Haydock.
The Kevin Ryan-trained three-year-old looked exciting as a juvenile, especially when blitzing plenty of good yardsticks by more than six lengths at York last September.
And while he has been running creditably in valuable handicaps, the Piccolo gelding has perhaps needed this helping hand from the assessor.
Pea Shooter should be in his element at Haydock, where he was a promising fifth from a tardy start on just his third outing.
Even if the ground turns soft for the Parry & Co Solicitors Annual Handicap, it is unlikely to be the quagmire on which he competed at York last time.
Dinkum Diamond could be the shout in the poptelecom.co.uk Essential Business Tariff Conditions Stakes at Newmarket.
Henry Candy's popular sprinter rather lost his way this season before showing customary dash to take fifth spot in the Coral Charge at Sandown two weeks ago.
Pearl Bell is as safe a bet as anything on a fiendishly difficult card at Ascot.
The two-year-old Camacho filly made a big impression on her debut over this six-furlong trip at Newmarket in June and the Helical Bar EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes looks a nice race for her at this stage of her career.
Singeur can make up for lost time by winning the Betfred Handicap at Pontefract.
Infinite Hope holds logical claims in division one of the Jockey Club Catering Maiden Fillies' Stakes at Nottingham.