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He makes heavy going of a sandwich as he visited a scout camp yesterday.
The progressive eight-year-old trounced a good field on heavy going at Chepstow at the end of December with a powerful front-running display to earn a best-priced 20-1 quote from the Tote for the Martell Grand National.
It's a hard one to call because Dorans has already beaten Imperial Call twice but flopped badly in very heavy going last time out, although trainer Michael Hourigan says he is fine now.
This was the winner's fourth victory on heavy going and he has yet to win on quicker, so he is clearly a force when the mud is flying.
The eight-year-old, well beaten on heavy going in January, is now out to 4.
Racing were quickly on the back foot as they struggled to cope with the heavy going and it was no surprise when they fell behind to a 25th minute effort from Joe Dowling.
Sexy EastEnders star Michelle Collins finds out life can get pretty heavy going when you're a mum-to-be.
Britain's richest raceday was staged on a sound surface for the inaugural event in 2011, but it has been run on soft ground for the past two years and last month's edition took place on heavy going, which affected the calibre of fields, with several high-profile horses absent.
BLACK JACK KETCHUM was yesterday eased to 7-4 (from 5-4) with the sponsors for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle after Jonjo O'Neill warned that heavy going could force his stable star out of Cheltenham 2007.
He is entitled to improve on just his third start over fences and, while he was disappointing on his only start on heavy going, he has run well in soft conditions and should handle the testing ground.
The gelding was unsuited by the heavy going when pulling up in the Welsh National last time, which has left Keane hoping conditions will not be quite so testing this weekend.
The gelding was unsuited by the heavy going when pulling up in the Welsh National last time, which has left Keane (above) hoping conditions will not be quite so testing this weekend.