Lord Sam can rule.
Jump racing really gets into its stride tomorrow with the running of the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby and it will be fascinating to see how Lord Sam fares as he comes into the range of the big guns for the first time.
Victor Dartnall's rising star has a remarkable record, having won nine times in 10 career outings, and he could hardly be crabbed for his only defeat as he finished third to Hardy Eustace in the Royal & SunAlliance Novices' Hurdle at the 2003 Cheltenham Festival.
This lightly-raced eight-year-old ran four times in novice chases last season and won the lot, rounding off his campaign with a neck victory over Hi Cloy at Punchestown over a trip that was short of his best.
He will obviously have to improve further if he is to make his mark out of the novice ranks, but he has any amount of scope and the three miles one furlong of the Wetherby contest should be just right.
It's a big ask against some real top-notchers, but Lord Sam is taken to win this Grade Two event to continue his rise up the ladder.
The John Smith's Hurdle over the same trip has attracted some fine stayers and it should pay to go with Mr Ed, who has a bit to find on the form book but is right at the top of his game after a terrific recent run on the Flat.
The Peter Bowen-trained six-year-old seems to be on the upgrade and disposed of his stablemate, the prolific winner Football Crazy, by a length and a half in a decent hurdles race at Newton Abbot in August.
He went on to be beaten just half a length when second to Contact Dancer in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket a fortnight ago, and he can make the most of his fitness advantage tomorrow.
On the same card Howard Johnson introduces his classy French import Iron Man, who worked well with Royal Rosa at Ayr recently and can take the Constant Security Wensleydale Juvenile Novices' Hurdle.
Martin Pipe's four-year-old Marcel has barely been troubled to land five races since arriving at the champion trainer's Devon yard and he can make it six in the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Persian War Novices' Hurdle at Chepstow.
Marcel hacked up four times in modest company and then did just the same despite a maximum penalty when raised in class at Kempton last Saturday, defeating Twiddel Turn two lengths after being eased down.
Newmarket stages the best of the Flat action on this side of the pond with three Listed races and one of them, the Best Bet John 0800 587 7086 EBF Montrose Fillies' Stakes, can fall to Something Exciting.
David Elsworth's juvenile has lived up to her name recently, winning three times once stepped up to a mile with a bit of give underfoot, and she is improving by leaps and bounds.
She was particularly impressive last time out when spreadeagling a useful field at Headquarters, beating Embossed by three lengths, and with conditions to suit she is going to take all the beating.
The 10-furlong William Claridge Memorial Zetland Stakes is going to be a real stamina test for the youngsters in the line-up, and one expected to appreciate the trip is Brahminy Kite.
Mark Johnston's son of Silver Hawk was earmarked for this race after winning a mile conditions event on good to soft ground at Sandown in August and is expected to make up into a talented stayer next season.
Funfair has put in two solid performances since returning from a year's break and looks the answer to the Best Bet John 0800 587 7086 Ben Marshall Stakes.
Amanda Perrett's five-year-old was third to Polar Ben and Salselon in a Group Three at Newmarket last time out and it would take only a slight improvement on that to see him home tomorrow.
Ouija Board should spark British celebrations by winning the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Lone Star Park tomorrow night as she looks a stand-out now that connections have opted for the easier of her possible targets.
Six Perfections has been trained with back-to-back victories in the Mile in mind and the French filly has shown enough in a light campaign to suggest she is well up to the task.
And a third European victory could come in the Turf, in which the Aidan O'Brien-trained Powerscourt should not be overlooked despite the presence of American hotpot Kitten's Joy.
Powerscourt was thrown out for interference after running out a convincing `winner' of the Arlington Million on his last trip to the States, and ran a terrific race to be beaten just half a length and a neck when third to Azamour in the Irish Champion Stakes subsequently.
Azeri's presence spices up the Classic, which should still go to defending champion Pleasantly Perfect, while her defection from the Distaff opens the way for Storm Flag Flying.