There are few in here who merit respect. The unexposed Francis Xavier must be respected after winning well in maiden company last time out, while Jacbequick is another to consider. However, MIKMAK is taken to build on his seasonal reappearance when 2nd at Haydock on debut for Tim Easterby. The change of scenery has clearly done the Makfi gelding the world of good and he’s still well-treated despite a 3lb rise in the weights. His yard are in top form, too, with 12 winners in the past fortnight.