Noguchi can shine.
Trained in Newmarket by Michael Murphy, the eight-year-old gelding has been in fine fettle throughout the winter and deserves to be recognised as a leading player for this mile-and-a-quarter affair.
The chestnut son of Pivotal has finished in the money on his last two visits to the Sunbury venue, and was a little unfortunate to be chinned by just a nose here on January 28.
Noguchi looked the winner for most of the one-mile three-furlong trip, but edged to his right inside the final furlong as Reflect pounced at the death.
Such are the slender margins in all-weather racing, this slight drop in trip might just be enough to see him hit the target for the first time since November 2010.
Desert Donkey looks the solution to the Win Big With Betdaq Multiples Handicap.
Andrew Balding's three-year-old makes his handicap bow off a mark of 64, which appears fair enough given his encouraging second in maiden company at Lingfield.
The gelded son of Acclamation improved significantly on two moderate earlier runs when he succumbed by just a short head to Secret Of Success over this six-furlong trip.
The form from that race should soon look good as the winner, who was making her racecourse debut, seems above average.