Nigel Twiston-Davies has his fair share of winners at this track and TOREADOR may find the necessary improvement with headgear applied having finished fifth in a stronger-looking race at Ffos Las last time. Hanahoe has also been competing in better company and could finish closer while Willard ran well for a long way before fading at Hereford last month and could be in the shake-up. Irish import and bumper winner Oran Flyer is worth noting on his debut for Evan Williams.
Court Gamble (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Always in rear, hampered 4 out, 6th of 8, well behind Oscar Baby (10-6) at Fakenham 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Apr.
Oran Flyer (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) In rear, mistake 1st, headway approaching 9th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Backstreet Billy (11-10) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan, 7 ran.
Himayna 200-1 (11-0) Raced wide, led until 2nd, prominent, hit 5th, lost place from next, tailed off, last of 19, well behind Quevega (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) gd in Mar.
Willard 12-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders and keen, in 4th after 2 out and held, left poor 3rd last, lost 3rd place near finish, 4th of 8, 25l behind Tallulah Mai (11-9) at Hereford 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.
Toreador (FR) 33-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, weakened quickly after 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Tell Me Y (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Hanahoe 20-1 (10-6) In rear and in touch, went 3rd from 4th, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 4, 28l behind Boruler (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Apr.
Victorian Number (FR) 100-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Claret Cloak (11-6) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Yeeehaa 25-1 (10-10) Behind, hampered 1st, tailed off when pulled up approaching 3 out, in a race won by Kayfton Pete (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr, 14 ran.
Guns of Love (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, challenged 4th, led next, headed and hit 10th, struggling 14th, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 7, well behind One More Dinar (11-2) at Ludlow 3m hcp ch 0-95 (5) gs in Jan.
Swains Meadow 7-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, ridden after 2 out, plugged on to take 3rd near finish, 3rd of 8, 24l behind Tallulah Mai (11-9) at Hereford 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.