STAKE ACCLAIM will get his ground today at Haydock (3pm) in a 5 Listed contest as he lines up for heavy going in a bid to follow up his Newbury success two months ago.
His task has been made easier by the withdrawal of market rival Danzeno and he should be there or thereabouts under Robert Winston at around 3/1.
Tropics by contrast is the outsider of the party at 25/1 in the 4.15 at Chelmsford a 10-runner sprint handicap over 5f. He is not well drawn in nine so will find it difficult to dominate but he has won four out of seven races at the Essex track and the big price compensates for the poor draw. Joey Haynes, who is getting more rides for the stable following his Newmarket success aboard Dancinginthewoods at Newmarket is in the saddle.