McCoy should be thereabouts on High Drama but Minivet
was beaten at distance on the Flat at Musselburgh last month and Knockdoo was beaten in a seller, albiet by an unexposed Irish raider.
At Ayr, the Tim Easterbytrained Minivet
can complete a hat-trick by taking the Ayrshire Yeomanry Cup Handicap Hurdle, while the highlight at the day's remaining jumps meeting at Warwick is the Crudwell Cup.
The first of those, which saw him turn over short-priced favourite Minivet
at Wetherby's Christmas meeting, was the most impressive.
Wetherby 12.30 Minivet
, 1.0 Aussie Bob, 1.30 Ordance Prince, 2.40 Speaker Weatherill.
Dollar Bird's success gave the Jockey Club's former senior steward, Sir Thomas Pilkington, his second win in 24 hours after Minivet
had taken the "Showcase" handicap at Haydock on Friday.
REDCAR: 2.20 Dim Ofan 2.55 Minivet
3.30 Far Removed 4.00 Abi 4.35 Bay Of Delight 5.05 On Call
: always runs up to expectations on the track
Incidentally, the handicap hurdle was a thriller with the pace-setting Al Mabrook fighting back after being headed to regain the initiative from Loch Sound and Minivet
Despite his big weight I fancy Tim Easterby's Minivet
(4.10) to go close in the 2m 6f handicap hurdle as he just failed to get a much longer trip at Perth recently.
O'Neill looked set to complete a double approaching the final flight of the Helmsley Handicap Hurdle, but Claude Greengrass took a crashing fall and left the way open for Minivet
to go and complete a double for Garritty.
Redemption followed up his third to the smart Far Cry at Newbury by beating another useful sort in Minivet
- who has gone on to win three times - by three lengths at Wetherby in December.
Tuesday: Folkestone 12.30 Minivet
, 1.00 Strong Paladin, 2.00 Liver Bird, 2.30 Silver Sunset 3.30 Mossy Bay.