Minstrel Lad won a Newmarket handicap last summer from just 2lb lower though may prefer softer ground. Kyllachykov was never in the hunt on his hat-trick bid at Wolverhampton in January but has been given a break and is much better than that. BEACON LADY ended the last campaign with a fine effort over this trip on heavy ground at Brighton having won over a mile there earlier. She's the type to do well this season and can make a successful return. Descaro has won two moderate events over hurdles recently so at least is fit enough but Akarana is having his first start on Turf and has never raced beyond 1m1f.
Admirable Duque (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Fleur De La Vie (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Descaro (USA) 7-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Cool Baranca (10-4) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Ice Tres 25-1 (8-6) In rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind The Blue Dog (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Kyllachykov (IRE) 9-2fav (9-3) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 29l behind Fighter Boy (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Maccabees 15-2 (10-3) Held up in rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 27l behind Tidy Affair (10-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.
Beacon Lady 5-1 (8-10) In rear, behind 8f out, headway on outer but still plenty to do over 1f out, ran on final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Maccabees (8-8) at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) hvy in Oct.
Aviso (GER) 14-1 (9-0) In rear, headway on outer over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Gabrial's Hope (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
On Stage 25-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, edged right over 2f out, no headway, 12th of 13, 14l behind Fulney (9-0) at Sandown 1m mdn fll stks (5) gd in Aug.
Dream Prospector 7-1 (8-2) Towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 16, 29l behind Luggers Hall (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Mar.
Minstrel Lad 5-1 (9-3) Soon dropped to mid-division, headway inside final 3f, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 11l behind Choral Bee (8-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Jewelled Dagger (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Close up and keen, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 12l behind Politbureau (8-11) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Akarana (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Tracked winner early, tracked leaders in 3rd, stayed on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Sofias Number One (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Chapter Nine (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Slowly away, in rear, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 14l behind Sofias Number One (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Madam Tessa (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Raced freely tracking leader, lost place over 5f out, rallied 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 8, 12l behind Shirataki (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Mayan Flight (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Held up, headway 2f out, went 3rd well inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Angelena Ballerina (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.