Sir Mattie seems to reserve his best for Ffos Las and a few of his rivals look better handicapped if they can recapture their best form. Very Stylish is a possibility but has two ways of running while Acrai Rua and Theophrastus were both pulled up last time. Satou is now 8lb lower than his last winning mark but was well behind Sir Mattie last time and Pairc Na Gcapall didn't beat much at Fakenham and is 8lb out of the handicap. With Cool Mission still underperforming, we'll give another chance to PALACE JESTER as he's thrown in on his form over hurdles and has shown some ability over fences though will need to jump better than he did at Newton Abbot last time.
No Principles 10-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, mistake 6th, ridden after 8th, well beaten 3 out, pulled up after, in a race won by Lava Lamp (9-11) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in May, 10 ran.
Sir Mattie (IRE) 15-2 (11-0) In rear, headway before 4 out, every chance last, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Well Hello There (11-5) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd.
Very Stylish (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Led until 5th, led again 8th, headed where 4 out would of been, soon weakened, last of 11, well behind Whispering Jack (11-4) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Palace Jester 11-4 (11-0) Chased leading pair until 13th, reminder after next, weakened 16th, 4th of 8, 16l behind American Spin (11-0) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f beg chase (4) gd in May.
I Need A Hero (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Held up, headway 15th, challenged 3 out, led when not fluent next, headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Eleazar (11-4) at Stratford 3m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gf.
Acrai Rua (IRE) 18-1 (10-6) Prominent, lost place 14th, pulled up after, in a race won by Posh Bird (10-0) at Cartmel 3m 6f Handicap Chase (0-130) (10yo+) (3) sft in May, 13 ran.
Theophrastus (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway 11th, not fluent next, not fluent and weakened 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Noble Witness (11-9) at Towcester 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in May, 9 ran.
How's My Friend 4-1 (11-0) Midfield; poor 7th 15; kpt on wl clsng stages, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Start Royal (11-0) at Exmoor 3m ptp gf.
Earth Planet (IRE) 40-1 (10-7) Mistake 1st, blundered next, in rear, headway 12th, went 3rd after 16th, weakened 3 out, lost several remote positions from last, tailed off, 6th of 13, well behind Posh Bird (10-0) at Cartmel 3m 6f Handicap Chase (0-130) (10yo+) (3) sft in May.
Satou (FR) 10-1 (11-0) In touch in 4th, ridden and weakened before 5 out, 5th of 8, 35l behind Sir Mattie (11-5) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.
Cool Mission (IRE) 11-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, ridden before 9th, weakened after last, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Special Portrait (11-13) at Cartmel 3m 2f hts chs (6) sft in May.
Western Gale (IRE) 22-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, headway 6th, outpaced before 4 out, left 3rd next, stayed on flat, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Savant Bleu (11-7) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Call Me Mulligan (IRE) 5-1 (9-12) Tracked leader, joined leader 13th, led before 4 out, headed 4 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 4th of 7, 38l behind Royale Knight (10-0) at Kelso 3m 2f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gf in May.
Pairc Na Gcapall (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Led until after 4th, stayed handy went 12 lengths 2nd when left in lead last, ridden out, won at Fakenham 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd beating Eliades Run (9-10) by 4l, 9 ran.