The first selection of the afternoon from Haydock comes in the Listed Achilles Stakes over 5f and the horse that takes the eye is the Keith Dalgleish trained Prince Of Pillo.
A horse who started his career last term at Ayr over 6f when scoring well on good ground and then dropped to 5f at Ripon in a Conditions Stakes he made it 2/2 against better company.
Sent to Doncaster on soft ground he finished a credible fourth of eight runners in the competitive Group Two Flying Childers Stakes behind the talented Trillium, The Platinum Queen and Crispy Cat.
Seen twice more before the end of the season he got back to winning ways at Ayr when bolting up in the Listed Harry Roseberry Stakes and then finished the term at Newmarket when third in the Group Three Cornwallis Stakes.
He makes his seasonal debut in this event and if improving for being a year older he has the youth on his side against others at the top of the market which sees him also getting 4lbs.