A really progressive performer last year, Mysterious Land is one to keep onside this term and I like his chances at Compiegne today.

A Quinte winner over this trip at Deauville in August, he was far from disgraced when sixth in Listed company on his final start of 2021.

He really looked in need of the run on reappearance, coming from some way off the pace to challenge and going really well, only for his effort to flatten out.  His trainer has said in the press that he has come on a huge amount for the run, and he doesn’t have much to find on that form with Raiku, who heads the market today.

A really well-bred individual, I think he has the ability to make up into a black-type performer this year and he is overpriced to return to winning ways.

2.35pm Compiegne – 2pts win, 1pt place Mysterious Land @4-1 (most firms, 9/2 with Bet365, Skybet)