JANE JUBILEE (3.25) warrants plenty of respect in this afternoon's big race at Newmarket, the £100,000 Tattersalls Autumn Auction Stakes.

The Mark Johnston-trained two-year-old filly did little wrong at the start of her career, first of all running away with a maiden event at Catterick, and then following up in emphatic fashion a few days later at Musselburgh.

Since then Johnston has opted to run Jane Jubilee in Pattern Company, which despite some sterling efforts has proved just beyond her capabilities. She hasn't been disgraced in some of the top events, and seeing as this afternoon's six-furlong cavalry charge represents a dramatic drop in class, Jane Jubilee should, according to the official ratings, possess sufficient speed to get in the money.

James Given is having a pretty ordinary season by his own high standards, however I can envisage Summitville providing the stable with a much-needed shot in the arm by winning the £30,000 Lanwades Stud Listed Race.

The fact that the mile-and-a-quarter contest is restricted to fillies and mares makes the task of Summitville (2.50) much easier, because the opposition is by definition significantly weaker than if she had been required to take on members of the opposite sex.

In last season's Epsom Oaks Summitville finished a gallant third, though she's failed to build on that fabulous Group 1 performance and Given, who was understandably bullish about his charge at the beginning of this term, must be bitterly disappointed with results so far in 2004.

Grappling with such problems is never easy for a trainer, but there was at least a ray of light at Ascot recently, where Summitville stormed into the lead turning for home and seemed likely to take a hand in the finish.

Although ultimately her legs turned to jelly during the final push for the line, she did at least show a sprinkling of her old sparkle which, added to a drop in trip to ten furlongs, could be the fillip needed to catapult Summitville back into the limelight.

Corridor Creeper (5.10) would not be winning out of turn were he to collect the closing Thoroughbred Breeders Handicap,

Milton Bradley's sprinter has to some extent been a victim of his own consistency, since he's not had much respite in terms of being eased in the ratings by official handicapper over the past 18 months.

Even so, Corridor Creeper ran a blinder when beaten a neck by Jayanjay at Epsom last time out on ground that was unsuitably quick. He's clearly in good heart and taking into account the fact that there will be plenty more juice down below this time round, the valuable £20,000 event appears well within his remit.

Rifleman (2.05) looks an interesting newcomer in the Compare Prices Novices' Hurdle at Taunton.

No mug when trained on the level by Anne Duffield, Rifleman (2.05) always had the type of rangy physique which suggested one day he would have a job to do over the jumps.

The selection has now left Anne to join ace National Hunt handler Peter Bowen in Wales, and in the sure knowledge that Bowen regularly excels with this type of horse, we can hopefully expect some fireworks from the Seamus Durack-ridden raider