MR MATTHEWS showed an impressive attitude when obliging at Carlisle and followed up by taking the runner-up spot behind Good Old Lukey Boy who contests the Group 2 Superlative Stakes earlier in the day at Newmarket. Lanark steps down from Group company after an abortive effort in the Coventry Stakes behind War Command, having looked useful on his first two starts at Goodwood. He rates the main threat to the selection. Searchlight looks fairly treated on this handicap bow but has been a little disappointing whilst the remaining trio all represent Richard Fahey but look to have something to find against the aforementioned three.
Lanark (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden when carried right 2f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 15, 12l behind War Command (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
Mr Matthews (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on and held, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Good Old Boy Lukey (9-0) at Newcastle 6f 2yo nov stk (5) gd in Jun.
Neighbother 11-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 11, 12l behind Thunder Strike (9-0) at Epsom Downs 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Jun.
Searchlight 10-11fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never quite able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Atheera (9-0) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Tiger Twenty Two 5-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, slightly hampered over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Washaar (9-0) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jun.
Shot In The Sun (IRE) 6-1 (7-12) Dwelt and went left start, held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased leader inside final furlong, kept on to lead close home, won at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf beating Cockney Bob (8-9) by hd, 7 ran.