PASSING up the opportunity to back World At My Feet (3.40) might prove a costly error in the Redcar Racecourse Conference Centre Selling Stakes.

Part of a tipsters job is to evaluate whether or not a horse is operating over the right distance and trainer Neville Bycroft may have missed out by not trying his horse over ten-furlongs until today.

For most of her three-year-old career World at My Feet has been treading water in sprint races, but as soon as Malton-based Bycroft stepped her up to one-mile two starts ago she sparked back into life by grabbing third spot.

The revival continued at Pontefract last week when tackling an identical trip, so there are definite grounds for optimism we'll be on a winner now the selection has another quarter-mile to travel.

I think the winner of the Pertemps Nursery will come from one of the less exposed types such as Herninski (3.05).

Patrick Haslam never rushes his two-year-olds, therefore nothing sinister should be read into the fact that Herninski has only run three times, a very light campaign to date compared to her rivals.

As far as results are concerned two encouraging fourth placings, plus the fact Patrick thought her good enough to turn out in Royal Ascot at York's Chesham Stakes speaks volumes for Herninski's prospects, not mention the booking of champion jockey elect, Jamie Spencer.

Walter Swinburn's master plan of getting a handicap mark for Aimee Vibert (4.15) is about to be put to the test.

The beautifully bred daughter of Zilzal has shown serious signs of promise in her maiden races, however, now comes the crunch because I fancy the money will be down when she faces the starter in the Playford Ros Handicap.

Swinburn has even taken the precaution of engaging top apprentice, Adam Kirby, who takes a handy 5lbs off the filly's back, a vital weight allowance which could make the difference between victory and defeat in the ten-furlong contest.

When it comes to pepping up speedsters, Bawtry's John Balding possesses a pretty solid pedigree.

Given his success in the sphere Balding been handed the job of getting Amelia (5.55) back on track following a losing run that stretches back to April 2004, when she was in the care of Mark Brisbourne.

It's impossible to recommend Amelia with any confidence for the closing Go Racing At Pontefract Tomorrow Handicap, nevertheless, if John has worked his magic she's just the sort of mare to pop up at odds of 16-1 or better.

Howard Johnson has opted to unleash one of his big guns by taking Dalaram (2.55) to Perth for the D M Hall Novices' Chase.

Dalaram rounded off last season by finishing third in Ayr's Scottish Champion Hurdle, a superb performance which must have put connections in a quandary as to whether to keep him to the smaller obstacles for this season.

Ultimately they've clearly decided to take the plunge and try Dalaram over fences, a decision that according to the grapevine looks set to be rewarded by beating the southern raider, Croix de Guerre.