Kimberella can exorcise the ghost of a genuine hard-luck story at Epsom by winning the William Hill Scottish Sprint Cup at Musselburgh.
Dandy Nicholls’ sprinter has been in great nick this season, but he was cruelly denied a huge payday last Saturday.
Sent on his way a 10-1 for the Epsom Dash, plenty went wrong for Kimberella yet he still ended up finishing a short-head second to Caspian Prince.
The six-year-old gelding anticipated the start and subsequently crawled out of the traps, but Frederik Tylicki’s partner somehow restored the deficit.
That was not the end of it, though, as he had to be switched wide for a run inside the final furlong and only just missed out.
Kimberella is priced up accordingly, but he remains on the right side of the handicapper on his best form and will surely not endure such misfortune as at Epsom.
Epsom Dash formlines can also be a handy weapon when it comes to assessing the 888Sport Charity Sprint at York.
Lathom finished eighth on the Downs, but he was always going to struggle against chiselled older sprinters, so actually did well to get to within four lengths of the winner.
A smart juvenile - he was only beaten three lengths in the Molecomb - David O’Meara’s new recruit should have a lot more fun on the Knavesmire as he is taking on fellow three-year-olds.
York: 1.50 Nayel, 2.25 Withernsea, 3.00 Sovereign Debt, 3.35 Lathom, 4.10 Trinity Star, 4.45 Jacquard, 5.20 Intisaab.
Musselburgh: 2.00 Katebird, 2.35 Sisyphus, 3.10 Meadway, 3.45 KIMBERALLA (NAP), 4.20 Bell Heather, 4.55 Blue Jacket, 5.25 Fillydelphia.
Bath: 1.45 Sandy Cove, 2.20 Groupie, 2.55 Midnight Rider, 3.30 Air Of York, 4.05 Lord Of The Storm, 4.40 Inclination, 5.15 Andar.
Chester: 2.15 Carson City, 2.50 Newera, 3.25 Morando, 4.00 Gwendolyn, 4.35 Fidelma Moon, 5.10 Pea Shooter.
Hexham: 2.05 Go On Henry, 2.40 Byron Flyer, 3.15 Pekanheim, 3.50 Jack Steel, 4.25 Another Bill, 5.00 Odds On Dan, 5.35 Micklegate Run.
Leicester: 6.10 Coping Stone, 6.40 Brasted, 7.10 Bronze Beau, 7.40 Ebony N Ivory, 8.10 Top Of The Bank, 8.40 The New Pharaoh, 9.10 Mustn’t Grumble.
Lingfield: 5.50 Cape Crystal, 6.20 Wordismybond, 6.50 Alwalaa, 7.20 Shanghai Glory, 7.50 Compas Scoobie, 8.20 Ettie Hart, 8.50 He’s My Cracker.
Sandown: 1.40 Arab Poet, 2.10 Star Blaze, 2.45 Secret Art, 3.20 Easton Angel, 3.55 Jaywalker, 4.30 Autocratic, 5.05 Desdichado.
Double: Kimberella and Lathom.