A hurdles winner in France, Tornade D'Estruval was sent chasing at Warwick last time but looked beaten when falling at the last. He's capable of winning this but CALL BACK is a safer option. Donald McCain's charge went close on his hurdling bow at Ludlow earlier this month and can get off the mark here with improvement expected. Sun Cloud posted a better effort when fourth at Market Rasen last time and makes most appeal of the remainder who have yet to show any worthwhile form over hurdles, although Tannerman has finished runner-up in a bumper and may finish closer today.
First Quarter 18-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders and raced wide, weakened 3f out, 4th of 10, 33l behind Howaboutnow (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Hollow Heartbeat (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, not fluent 3rd, headway before 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 13, 35l behind Sunny Ledgend (11-1) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Lucky Prince 100-1 (10-13) Took keen hold in 6th, dropped to rear halfway, never on terms after, plugged on final 3f, 6th of 9, 31l behind Hold Court (11-6) at Ludlow 2m cond NH flat (5) gs in Jan.
Sun Cloud (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Chased winner, took closer order briefly after 5th, ridden and no impression when mistake and lost 2nd 2 out, soon dropped to 4th, weakened and blundered last, 4th of 7, 13l behind Victor Leudorum (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Tannerman (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon dropped to 3rd hit 2 out, lost 3rd and weakened soon after, 4th of 11, 34l behind Old Tricks (11-1) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gs.
Tornade D'estruval (FR) 11-4 (10-5) Tracked leading pair, left 2nd 6th, closed 3 out, ridden and edging left when slight stumble 2 out, no extra and held when fell last, in a race won by Tatispout (10-10) at Warwick 2m 4yo chs (3) gd in Nov, 3 ran.
Call Back 5-2 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, challenged 2 out, every chance last, kept on and held run-in, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Dark Shadow (11-1) at Ludlow 2m nov hdl (4) gd.