Kannapolis is on a handy mark at present and looks worth a punt at 9/1 in the 5.00 at Newcastle today now reunited with Grahham Lee.

This Mick Easterby trained four-year-old was last successful at Beverley in June of last year when scoring by 1 1/2 lengths off a mark of 63.

He went on to post some solid efforts in defeat, including on two occasions in class 4 company when third off 72 and runner-up off the same rating.

Kannapolis also ran well at Ripon four starts back when a 3/4 length second of 14 to Ascot Week off 70 and backed that up with a fair third at Carlisle off 72 when partnered by Lee for the first time.

He is now abble to racein this class 5 affair off a reduced rating of 69 and that gives him a big chance from handicapping perspective on the pick of his form.

Kannaplis also now steps back up to 1m 2f, a trip over which his aformentioned success came having run over 1m in his last six starts.

THE BET recommended bet: 2pts each-way Kannapolis (9/1 Betfair, BetVictor, Paddy Power – BOG)