It's been desperate stuff with a complete racing wipeout on Boxing Day, no King George and as yet no real opportunity to re-invest the Christmas spending money.
Meetings at Ffos Las and Southwell plus two Irish cards will hopefully bring us back with a bang tomorrow but either way Lingfield looks certain to be on with Lady Rosamunde looking a good thing for in-form trainer Marcus Tregoning and jockey Hayley Turner (12.05pm).
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Let's be honest, Lingfield's card is not exactly great but at least the meeting should be on which is half the battle at the moment.
And, after a highly promising debut effort when second at Kempton last month, Lady Rosamunde looks to have a fine chance of going one better tomorrow afternoon.
The form of her debut effort behind Little Curtsey is nothing to get excited about and indeed it is arguable that market rival Isingy Red has arguably achieved more.
However, that one has run three times whereas Lady Rosamunde is open to significant improvement, not to mention the fact she is a half-sister to Oaks runner-up Meeznah.
She will want further in time but in a nutshell she is bred to be much better than these and Tregoning's select runners have almost all been hitting the target recently.
Hopefully Hayley will go out and make this a test of stamina and Lady Rosamunde does the business.
Tregoning and Hayley could then land a double a couple of hours later with Talayeb in the maiden at 2.15pm.
This one's form is head and shoulders above his three rivals and it's surely significant that Tregoning and Hamdan Al Maktoum have still not binned the horse off despite him being a maiden at the age of five.
He has looked reluctant to put it all in before and there has to be a worry on that score but really there is nothing for him to beat here unless American Smooth improves dramatically on his debut fifth.
He might well do and allegiances should be switched if American Smooth is well-backed but as it stands the Tregoning horse looks the most likely winner.
Searching for other all-weather fancies tomorrow is an arduous task but Cyril The Squirrel has been in good nick recently and he ought to go close in the handicap at 2.50pm.
But probably the other good thing at Lingfield if there is one is Piscean in the sprint handicap at 1.40pm.
He was a ready winner last month at Wolverhampton when scoring decisively despite having not gained a clear run.
That made it three wins from his last four races and this improving sprinter who is being aimed at races in Duabi is very much fancied to go in again.
Finally, let's hope the National Hunt cards do get the go-ahead with Cooldine looking the best bet from a fine card at Leopardstown in the Lexus Chase at 2.35pm.
The market revolves and our selection plus What A Friend and Pandorama here but the latter duo were both disappointing on their most recent runs and while What A Friend especially looks bound to improve for that outing, Cooldine undoubtedly brings the best recent form to the table.
He was ultimately a beaten favourite behind Tranquil Sea at Fairyhouse the other day but the eight-year-old was only beaten three in a half lengths over a trip far too short and in what was a very good race.
Trainer Willie Mullins was reportedly very happy with that run and up four furlongs in trip plus coming on for that outing, he can strike here should the meeting get the go-ahead.