Le Toreador has been below par so far this year but has every chance if back to his best. Ryan Moore's presence on Whozthecat suggests he's expected to go one better than his latest second at Thirsk and he may well do so, but it could pay to stick with the hat-trick-seeking CARDINAL. He's been raised only 3lb for his latest victory at Sandown and is perfectly at home with cut in the ground. Wolverhampton winner Showboating never threatened when third on the Rowley course here last time and Swendab's four wins have been recorded on good to firm going.
Le Toreador 20-1 (9-6) In touch, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 15th of 17, 22l behind Judge 'n Jury (9-8) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Bertoliver 8-1 (9-9) Close up, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 6l behind Nomoreblondes (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Whozthecat (IRE) 3-1 (9-9) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, no extra, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Trade Secret (9-8) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Swendab (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 3l behind Rocket Rob (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Sulis Minerva (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) In touch on outside, weakened well over 1f out, last of 14, 26l behind Cardinal (8-8) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Showboating (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Raced centre, took keen hold, held up, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Trojan Rocket (9-1) at Newmarket 6f app hcp (5) gf in May.
Cardinal 4-1 (9-1) Chased leader, led narrowly over 1f out, driven and stayed on to assert final 150 yards, won at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) sft beating Interakt (9-2) by 1l, 7 ran.
Black Baccara 20-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, close up, ridden and lost place well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 15l behind Athenian (9-3) at Kempton 6f fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Estonia 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, not much room on inside entering final 2f, driven over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Royal Bajan (9-2) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in May.