None of these inspire much confidence and that includes KYLLACHY STAR. He was expected to do better when third at Haydock last week but might find this a shade easier. It was testing ground when Rioja Day signed off with a win at Windsor last season and he's upped 5lb while Lord Franklin failed to improve on last year's placed efforts in a couple of starts last month. Staffhoss arrives out of form but is dropped in class for this butTectonic has looked high enough in the weights since scoring at Carlisle in September.
Staffhoss 50-1 (8-9) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong, 12th of 18, 13l behind Manchestar (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Never Forever 9-1 (8-7) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 13, 15l behind San Cassiano (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Tectonic (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Ingleby Symphony (8-0) at Ayr 1m hcp (3) sft in Oct.
Saved By The Bell (IRE) (8-13) 5th of 12, 6l behind Sevros (8-13) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 1f 3yo stks fbs in Nov.
Ted's Brother (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) Raced keenly, pressed leader, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 14l behind Escape To Glory (9-7) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Kyllachy Star 5-2 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up in last trio, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Reggie Bond (8-10) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Lord Franklin 7-2fav (8-8) Tracked leader, ridden when short of room over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind Eutropius (8-12) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Rioja Day (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Made all, driven clear over 2f out, ran on strongly, won at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct beating The Scuttler (9-1) by 2l, 9 ran.
I'm Super Too (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Took keen hold, held up in touch, headway over 3f out, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 7l behind Hussar Ballad (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Another For Joe 16-1 (8-5) Slow into stride and soon switched right, in rear, never a factor, 9th of 11, 15l behind Eutropius (8-12) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Royal Straight 7-1 (8-10) Dwelt, towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 14l behind Elspeth's Boy (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Vittachi 8-1 (9-6) Outpaced, ridden and headway over 4f out, every chance over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 9l behind Yasir (9-9) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.
Henpecked 6-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no extra, 7th of 12, 8l behind Magnolia Ridge (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Mar.