PETROL finished ahead of Naburn over course and distance last time and that pair may end up fighting this one out. The former scored on the all-weather in March and is fancied to confirm running on the same terms with Alan Swinbank's charge. El Bravo was still well beaten when third at Musselburgh last month and Kyllachykov has something to prove having landed a double at Wolverhampton in January over shorter trips. By contrast, Petella has done all her winning over 2m while Dorry K remains badly out of sorts despite slipping down the weights.
Petella 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders early, mid-division, headway over 4f out, one pace over 1f out, 6th of 15, 9l behind Jawaab (9-9) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Dorry K (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, last of 14, 35l behind Hidden Justice (9-6) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Kodicil (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Chased leading pair, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 14, 8l behind Gold Show (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Naburn 7-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, closed over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon headed, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Zarosa (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Valantino Oyster (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, never a factor, 12th of 14, 37l behind Jordaura (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m 1f sell hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Al Furat (USA) 12-1 (10-1) Slowly away, held up in rear, headway on inside over 4f out, lost place 2f out, last of 12, 18l behind Shamo Hill Theatre (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Lyric Poet (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Pushed along to soon track leader, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 22l behind Scribe (8-8) at Southwell 2m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Feb.
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.
Operateur (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Prominent, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 6l behind Zarosa (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Maska Pony (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway halfway to chase leaders, chased winner over 2f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 12, 12l behind Categorical (10-0) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Nov.
El Bravo 11-2 (8-5) Dwelt, behind, headway over 2f out, kept on under pressure, never nearer, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Sartingo (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Mar.
Jan Smuts (IRE) 18-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, weakened 3f out, 7th of 11, 16l behind Mason Hindmarsh (9-8) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Petrol 7-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway from 2f out, went 2nd well inside final furlong, stayed on, not able to get to winner, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Zarosa (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Kingarrick 14-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 8th of 13, 8l behind Thrust Control (9-6) at Beverley 1m sell stks (6) gf.