CHABAL may have fallen short of the mark as a Derby contender, but he can begin to salvage his season as he takes a dip in class at Newmarket.

After winning on his juvenile bow, Chabal finished second in the National Stakes prompting Godolphin to swoop for Jim Bolger’s colt.

Unplaced when sent off favourite on his final start for Bolger in the Dewhurst, Chabal looked a possible Epsom contender when landing the Sandown Classic Trial on his reappearance.

The son of Galileo beat subsequent Chester winner Azmeel that day, although his two-and-a-quarter-length margin ultimately proved irrelevant because he was later disqualified after testing positive for a banned substance.

A subsequent trip to York yielded little consolation as he finished some way behind Derby winners Cape Blanco and Workforce in the Dante.

But that was way too bad to be true, and it is worth remembering he was actually sent off favourite to beat that pair.

With a little bit of cut in the Newmarket ground and a short spell off the track, expect a completely different effort from Saeed bin Suroor’s runner in the Newmarket Nights Conditions Stakes.

Lochan Mor is another who will appreciate good or easier ground in the k Handicap.

Lightly raced for a fouryear- old, Michael Bell’s charge was just edged out by half a length after making the long trip to Ayr last time.

Only out of the first four on one occasion in 11 starts, Lochan Mor has only one win to his credit, so he will have to arrest a blank spell stretching back well over a year.

However, he looks more than capable of winning off his current mark of 80, and must be one for the shortlist.

Reckless Reward can make the most of a drop in class in the East Grinstead Courier & Observer Novice Stakes at Lingfield.

A maiden win here in May prompted trainer Richard Hannon to step him up in company for the Norfolk Stakes and he ran a fantastic race to be beaten just over a length by Approve.

That run saw him sent off favourite for the Super Sprint, but he never looked like winning the richlyendowed event, finishing nearly six lengths adrift in tenth.

This race is obviously nowhere near as competitive and Reckless Reward is well clear on official figures.

Arctic Feeling finished eighth in the Norfolk and failed to get back on the winning track as odds-on favourite at Beverley.

He was giving weight away to winner Black Moth that day and he will be conceding an advantage again in the TurfTV Conditions Stakes at Musselburgh, but it looks a pretty average field.

Both Arctic Feeling and Tamarillo Grove are trained by Bryan Smart and the latter can make it a double in the Chris Fayle Memorial Handicap at Haydock.

Piazza San Pietro can defy his welter burden and make it a hat-trick in the Bloom Family Brighton Rocket Handicap.

Great Mates opened his account over obstacles at Worcester last time and he can follow up in the Sally Parker’s Birthday Celebration Novices’ Hurdle back at that track.