MATTAMIA showed plenty of speed to score at Nottingham last month and is fancied to uphold the form with Irrepressible. There may also be more to come from the hat-trick seeking Titus Andronicus, who despite being 8lb higher than he was when winning at Catterick last October, has already shown he retains the ability to be effective at a slightly higher level. This is a stiffer test for him but he is in great heart just now and should make another bold bid for glory. Irrepressible - a half-sister to Reverence - has started to get the hang of things and is at the right end of the weights to still play a strong part. She is an honest type and can again give the selection a run for the money. However, being gelded seems to have been the making of Mattamia as a racehorse and, as this course traditionally favours front runners; the others will need to be at their very peak if he hits the gates in the manner he did at Nottingham when he was last seen out.
Mullglen 16-1 (9-0) Towards rear and soon chased along, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 13l behind Proclaim (9-2) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Kate The Great 15-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, not pace to challenge, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind The Magic Of Rio (9-7) at Great Leighs 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Titus Andronicus (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led well over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr beating Sloop Johnb (9-1) by 2l, 9 ran.
Excellent Show 14-1 (9-0) Held up behind leaders, ridden along halfway, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 13l behind Proclaim (9-2) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Sloop Johnb 10-11fav (9-4) Took keen hold behind leaders, switched left over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Kheylide (8-10) by nk, 7 ran.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, challenged over 1f out until no extra close home, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Brenin Taran (8-10) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-90 (3) fm in Apr.
Mattamia (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Raced stands side, made all and overall leader, ridden 2f out, ran on, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr beating Impressible (8-12) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Champagne Future 4-1 (8-10) Made all, shaken up 1f out, run on well, won at Bath 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr beating Cawdor (9-1) by 2l, 9 ran.
Mazzola 9-2 (8-8) Led, headed 2f out, soon ridden, rallied inside final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Dark Lane (8-13) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Sweet Applause (IRE) 16-1 (8-0) In touch in 4th, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no impression, lost 2nd inside furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Glamorous Spirit (8-12) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Dispol Kylie (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Held up, stayed on from over 1f out, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Jaconet (9-13) at Redcar 5f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Peninsular War 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, effort, hung right over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 5l behind Aakef (9-5) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Glorious Dreams (USA) 12-1 (8-12) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, weakened halfway, last of 9, 18l behind Cecily (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Impressible 13-2 (8-8) Chased leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, ridden out, won at Haydock 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr beating Metroland (8-13) by 1l, 12 ran.
Seldom (IRE) 9-4 (8-10) With leaders, led entering final furlong, stayed on, won at Redcar 7f 3yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr beating Minturno (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Grissom (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden halfway, hung left and stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Impressible (8-8) at Haydock 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.