MUFFRI'HA has what it takes to win back-to-back renewals of the Fleur De Lys Fillies' Stakes at Lingfield.

The five-year-old is well liked by trainer William Haggas and must surely come into the reckoning after claiming this Listed race by nearly two lengths a year ago.

Muffri'ha was also narrowly beaten on her only other outing on the Lingfield all-weather so the Surrey circuit clearly holds no terrors.

Moreover, her form this season at a higher level than this has been most pleasing, and she was hardly thumped out of sight in the Group One Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket in October.

Muffri'ha was then perhaps not completely at her best in the Darley Club Stakes nearly three weeks ago, but she nonetheless ran respectably enough.

This drop back in trip and class should do for her.

The other Listed race on the card, the EBF Stallions River Eden Fillies' Stakes, looks trappy enough, with a big field having been declared for what is always a nice test of stamina.

It would be folly to get too heavily involved, but there is enough to like about Pacharana.

Luca Cumani's filly earned some black type in a similar sort of race at Yarmouth on October 16, when third behind Aljezeera over a mile and three-quarters.

She looked a touch weary on the dash to the line that day so this slightly shorter trip might help Pacharana get her nose in front.

Having already won three times this year, she should not be done with just yet.

Wootyhoot looks worth a play in a one-mile handicap at Chelmsford.

James Fanshawe's inmate was only defeated by a head at this track four weeks ago, and shaped as if he is a well-handicapped animal.

The assessor has bumped him up another 4lb for this assignment, but George Wood's 3lb claim will again come in handy in that respect.

Though it is a little bit of surprise to see him drop back in trip - his last race at Chelmsford was over a mile and a quarter - Fanshawe knows exactly what he is doing.

Sun Cloud has been a grand servant for Malcolm Jefferson over the years and made a heartening return to winning ways at Perth in September.

That success has not gone unnoticed by the assessor ahead of a three-mile-three-furlong handicap hurdle at Sedgefield, but he rarely lets the side down in these sort of races and can be trusted to come good once again.

Keeper Hill was a good hurdler for the Warren Greatrex operation and it will be interesting to see how he gets on over fences.

The Listed-winning six-year-old's first objective over bigger obstacles is at Stratford, where he is deeply respected in a novice chase over an extended two and three-quarter miles.