HAIL PROMENADER finally showed some improvement for his slide down the weights when runner-up at Chepstow last week. He can go one better with a 5lb claimer helping his cause. Leicester second, Skyfire, makes less appeal as he hasn't won since 2010, the same year Handheld recorded his only win to date. Mataajir has done most of his racing on the all-weather and Mishhar is preferred dropped another 3lb after her latest fifth at Catterick. Viking Warrior could prove best of the rest off his current mark.
Skyfire 9-1 (9-1) Led, headed over 4f out, chased winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 4l behind West End Lad (8-13) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Apr.
Handheld 5-1 (9-7) Chased clear leading pair, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind Stag Hill (8-6) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Viking Warrior (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 15, 6l behind Thrust Control (8-12) at Catterick 7f app hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Hail Promenader (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, chased winner, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Sharp And Smart (9-4) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Mataajir (USA) 8-1 (8-4) Towards rear, raced wide over 2f out, kept on and no impression, 9th of 11, 5l behind Ace Master (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Mishhar (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, hampered over 4f out, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 5th of 15, 5l behind Thrust Control (8-12) at Catterick 7f app hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Towards rear stand side, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 6l behind Spavento (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Quintain (IRE) 28-1 (8-3) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 11, 10l behind Apache Glory (9-5) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Boy The Bell 12-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, soon tracking leaders, lost place over 2f out, no impression after, 7th of 15, 7l behind Thrust Control (8-12) at Catterick 7f app hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Menadati (USA) 4-1 (9-4) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Indian Violet (8-11) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Ma Kellys (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, driven 3f out, outpaced 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 9l behind Carragold (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
One Of Twins 18-1 (8-8) Chasing leaders when short of room on inside on 1st turn, took keen hold and settled in touch, ridden on outside over 2f out, edged left and stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Final Delivery (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Kheskianto (IRE) 16-1 (8-0) In rear, ridden 3f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 9l behind Alluring Star (8-3) at Beverley 1m fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.