Richard Phillips' French import LIGHT THE WORLD has found form nicely on his last two runs and the four-year-old can improve further on that evidence against his elders here, especially as he handles all ground types. Earecomesthedream has claims at his best but has probably done his winning for the time being on past evidence while Sir Mattie scored quite cosily at Ffos Las but his form around that victory is rather patchy. Royal Kicks fell at the last at Stratford last time after a really doughty effort and could be the main danger to the selection if in the same mood here and over that tumble as Aqualung and Leac An Seail are hard to assess as they come here from the pointing arena.
Sir Mattie (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Held up in rear on outside, headway approaching 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 9, 24l behind Mister Hyde (11-11) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in May.
Light The World (FR) 16-1 (10-9) Mid-division in touch, driven to chase leaders after 4 out, effort 2 out, driven and stayed on to chase winner flat, no impression, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Midnight Tuesday (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Leac An Scail (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Ap; led 13 til hdd 2 out; ro flat, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Coolefind (12-0) at Garthorpe 3m ptp gf in May.
Aqualung (FR) 4-1 (12-3) (tt) led 5-8 & 10 til hdd last; nt qckn, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Foundry Square (12-0) at Cold Harbour 3m ptp gs in May.
Ricardo's Chance 11-1 (11-8) Held up behind in touch, struggling 7th, lost touch 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, 50l behind Dingat (11-11) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Quel Bruere (FR) 12-1 (10-9) Prominent, mistake 4 out, soon ridden, weakened before next, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind The Disengager (11-2) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in May.
Sir Ronan 11-1 (12-0) (tt) bhnd til pu 14, in a race won by Kornati Kid (12-0) at Mollington 3m ptp gs in May, 7 ran.
Ballyquin Queen (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Led until after 2nd, tracked leaders, lost place 6th, ridden and weakened after 8th, tailed off, 9th of 14, well behind Pickworth (9-10) at Aintree 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Mexican Bob 9-1 (10-12) Held up in last pair, not fluent 4 out, headway approaching next, stayed on flat, went 4th in closing stages, 4th of 10, 5l behind Western King (11-5) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May.
Shades Of Autumn (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, lost place 4th, driven to chase leaders after 4 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression, 5th of 10, 19l behind Reste Gosse (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Master Darcy 33-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, led after 7th, headed when not fluent next, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Marie Deja La (10-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar, 9 ran.
Royal Kicks (FR) 17-2 (9-10) Led, hit 10th, already headed and 1 length down when fell last, in a race won by Tartan Tiger (11-0) at Stratford 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May, 14 ran.
Earcomesthedream (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, challened after 7th until before next, weakened approaching 2 out, 4th of 9, 37l behind Whistling Senator (11-9) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in May.
Converti 66-1 (11-11) Mid-division, headway after 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, 4th of 11, 6l behind Space Telescope (11-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.