SILENT KNIGHT has been raised a massive 16lb for last month's victory at Worcester but can still complete the hat-trick as he's an improving stayer. Listen And Learn hasn't fired so far this summer but a return to form wouldn't be a shock. Master Of The Hall finished ahead of him over 2m5f here last month, however, though has been well beaten since. Provincial Pride may be too high in the weights now and wouldn't want any rain while the lightly-raced Ereyna needs to improve again on her Towcester success.
Listen And Learn (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along and some headway approaching 3 out, struggling after 3 out, 8th of 10, well behind Scotsbrook Cloud (11-11) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jul.
Silent Knight (IRE) 4-5fav (11-10) Made all, not fluent last, clear flat, eased close home, won at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul beating Driving Well (11-4) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Master Of The Hall (IRE) 16-1 (10-2) Always behind, outpaced before 3 out, 6th of 11, 29l behind Goldan Jess (11-2) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Jul.
Double U Dot Ede's 25-1 (11-0) Towards rear, some headway after 3 out, went poor 4th before last, never dangerous, 4th of 13, 37l behind Slim Pickens (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) gf in Jun.
Provincial Pride (IRE) 3-1fav (12-0) Prominent, led 3rd, headed 6th, led next, not fluent 2 out, headed before last, soon switched right, 2 lengths down when mistake at hurdle, no extra, 2nd of 16, 9l behind Galley Slave (9-13) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Ereyna 11-1 (11-6) Held up mid-division, headway 3 out, led 2 out, clear before last, won at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May beating Pennant Dancer (10-8) by 6l, 17 ran.