Killybegs can get his season off to a good start in the Group Three Unicorn Asset Management Craven Stakes at Newmarket today.

After winning his first couple of starts, Barry Hills stepped the Orpen colt up to Group race level and he put in two highly creditable runs.

His third behind dead-heaters Close To You and Silent Times in the Group Two Champagne Stakes at Doncaster was followed by a terrific performance in the Group Three Somerville Tattersall Stakes over seven furlongs at Newmarket.

Killybegs may have found the rain-softened ground against him at Doncaster but, back on quicker conditions, he made virtually all at Head-quarters before being caught close home by Aussie Rules.

On that evidence, his first Group win should not be too far away and with his stable sure to have him cherry-ripe for his seasonal reappearance, he can land the Craven Stakes.

Mr Sandicliffe can complete a double for Hills in the Federation of Bloodstock Agents Maiden Stakes.

This three-year-old colt was knocking on the door throughout last season, being second on five of six starts.

Even when fourth to Best Guess on his final start of the season, he was only half-alength behind the winner and that was after meeting trouble in running. Dropped in class that day, he might well have broken his duck but for his traffic problems and he is worth another chance here.

At Cheltenham, Taranis can continue on the upward curve in the Messier-Dowty Landing Gear Novices' Limited Handicap Chase.