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Epic Battle should be given chance to redeem himself in the Betdaq - Sports Betting Exchange Handicap at Kempton after letting down favourite-backers on his most recent outing.

William Haggas’ charge came in for some heavy support at Wolverhampton last month but when push came to shove, Halfsin proved three-quarters of a length too good.

Epic Battle was well positioned to strike that day and while he perhaps did not get an ideal run, he could not pick up quickly enough and despite making up plenty of ground in the dying strides, he ran out of time.

Twice a winner last November he had previously finished third to the well-regarded String Theory on Boxing Day before being given a break until his Dunstall Park return.

Epic Battle is now three runs without a win but his consistent profile is a definite positive and while connections would surely love the handicapper to drop him a little, the Acclamation gelding remains more than capable off this kind of mark.

Divine Call is the pick of Milton Bradley’s three runners in the Visit And Dine In The Panoramic Restaurant Handicap.

He thrives over six furlongs here, winning one of his three most recent outings and placing on the other two starts.

He was last seen finishing a head second in a similar event last month and he should not be discounted off just a 1lb higher mark.

Galiotto has been running consistently well since returning to the all-weather and he can strike gold again in the Jump Racing Silver Cups 15.03.14 Handicap.

The eight-year-old was tried over hurdles again just before Christmas but that decision did not pay dividends and Galiotto appeared much happier back on the Polytrack at the end of January.

He won an average event at Kempton in early February and his recent third was a decent effort, suggesting he is holding his form well.

Modem should be on to follow in the 32Red Immortal Romance Slot Handicap at Lingfield if he can settle a little better than he did last time.

This lightly-raced four-year-old had his fair share of supporters at Kempton but he was quickly off the mark and raced prominently before his early efforts began to tell.

He relinquished the lead a furlong out and eventually finished just under three lengths back in third, with the handicapper opting to leave him on an unchanged mark of 69.