Cufflink couldn't cope with a penalty for winning at Yarmouth and was well beaten at Ayr last time behind BARTON BOUNTY. The latter has also been beaten since but in much better company than this and Peter Niven's charge is taken to return to winning ways. Yorksters Prince landed a claimer at Redcar last week but this isn't much better and he can figure while recent placed efforts from both Essell and True Pleasure give that pair a shout. Echo Of Footsteps went close over track and trip last season and is another to consider.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Towards rear, some headway 2f out, never on terms, ridden and weakened final furlong, 12th of 14, 9l behind Never Forever (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Cufflink 4-1fav (9-10) Dwelt close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 13l behind Barton Bounty (9-4) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Echo Of Footsteps 20-1 (9-6) Mid-division, outpaced over 4f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 7l behind Mac Tiernan (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Barton Bounty 10-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 12, 7l behind Size (8-11) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Bonnie Echo 9-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 16l behind A Southside Boy (8-5) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Yorksters Prince (IRE) 28-1 (8-11) Made all, ridden over 2f out, drew clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Redcar 1m 2f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gf beating Triple Eight (9-8) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Koo And The Gang (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway halfway, chased leaders over 5f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 23l behind Barnacle (8-7) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Dean Iarracht (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Dwelt, held up in rear, ridden and well beaten over 3f out, last of 13, 35l behind Zarosa (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.
Elizabeth Coffee (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 9, well behind Tenhoo (9-11) at Haydock 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Essell 7-2 (8-6) Tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 10l behind Jamaica Grande (8-4) at Yarmouth 1m mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
True Pleasure (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Took keen hold tracking leaders, effort on inside to 3rd 2f out, driven and stayed on same pace over 1f out, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Time Square (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Valentine's Gift 20-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 36l behind Chankillo (9-2) at Ripon 1m 4f sll hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Bygones For Coins (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, chased leader until 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 7l behind Michael's Nook (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Touching History (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Soon led, headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 17l behind Hint Of Promise (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Lady Gargoyle 25-1 (8-2) Led, headed 5f out, soon behind, 11th of 13, 33l behind Zenarinda (8-9) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (5) sft in Oct.