Toro Dorado ran creditably to finish placed at Chelmsford on his final two starts of 2019 and he found the required improvement to score at Lingfield last time, carrying his head awkwardly but applying himself well enough under pressure to stay on and lead inside the final 50 yards. That win was achieved under Luke Morris, who clearly got a good tune out of the four-year-old, and he is back in the saddle here. A 1 lb rise in the weights looks lenient and, having proved to be a model of consistency on the all-weather, Toro Dorado looks sure to go close.
The consistent Lady of Aran has shaped better than the bare result would indicate on her last couple of starts, making good late headway to finish placed at Kempton and Lingfield. She could yet have more to offer if granted a sound pace to chase, and, with trainer Charlie Fellowes in good form, she is expected to take advantage of a fair mark.
Kwela is holding her form well and appeals as one of the main dangers.
Wiley Post disappointed at Kempton on his penultimate start, but it is easy to overlook that effort as he was held up in a race dominated by those who raced prominently. He produced a much better effort at Lingfield last time, impressing with how much ground he made in the straight having been forced wide on the turn for home. That effort can be marked up as he was again caught further back than ideal, and he is capable of scoring from this mark. Elisha Whittington, who won on Wiley Post the only time she has ridden him, is back in the saddle.