CARTMEL'S evening meet gets under way at 5.50pm and Donald McCain's GERSHWINNER represents an improving chaser who could be up to overcoming top weight in the Burlington Slate Handicap Chase, writes Flared Nostril.

A clear-cut winner at Perth last time, he has 12st 7lb to carry, which is offset to some extent by his 5lb claiming rider.

His class can see him through for a trainer who is never far off the mark on his raids to the track.

The dangers lurking further down the weights include Its Teescomponents, who would have knocked these into a cocked hat on the flat a couple of seasons ago.

He has looked nothing special in point-to-points, but the booking of Andrew Thornton on his debut for Ken Reveley's stable suggests the market should be closely followed.

Earlier, Tom George's PETER SENT could start a profitable first visit to this meeting for trainer tom George. The selection is up against hat-trick seeking Dais Return, who must go close even iwth his double penalty, so an each-way pick looks safest.

The 6.20 Mr and Mrs J. Bull Wedding Handicap Chase is a trappy contest, but PEAK SEASONS is knocking on the door and is more reliable than Sycho fred.

Moon Melody's recent secind in a better-grade race looks tempting form to follow in the 8pm selling race on the Lake District card, even if he looks held by Monroe Gold on some form.

Mystified has been placed four times and and could be a springer in the market for local trainer Roger Fisher, who trains at Ulverston.

SAMBULANDO looks a worthy favourite for the final race, the Maiden Hurdle, and Jimmy Moffatt's Quatro Pierji looks the one for the forecast on all known form.

Irish raider Breeze with Ease could be a fly in the ointment as he is unexposed and has made a long trip for this chance.