Plenty of these are in fine form and it promises to be a hot little sprint with most having a decent chance, but we'll side with MANDURAH ahead of Titus Andronicus and Tyrannosaurus Rex. Dandy Nicholls has won this race four times in the last nine years, and Mandurah can improve that record for him. He won a similar contest on his penultimate run, but although he's 10 pounds higher now, he's the sort that can bounce back. From a poor draw he'll need to be sharply away though. Tyrannosaurus Rex has weight in hand on all, and has shown himself adept on the all-weather and turf. With a decent draw, he could certainly attract some each-way support, but having won two of his last three races and been placed in the other, a win is far from out of the question. Titus Andronicus is usually at the vanguard which can help here, and was a little unlucky not to win last time out. Kevin Ryan's having a cracking season, although he's been getting more seconds than win just recently. It's hugely competitive and the betting ring could be lively, with our preference for Mandurah.
Supermassive Muse (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Chased leaders to halfway, 13th of 15, 13l behind Internationaldebut (8-10) at York 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Misaro (GER) 7-2 (9-9) Led, headed over 2f out, soon lost 2nd, 3rd and stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Desperate Dan (8-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.
Methaaly (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, kept on, won at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May beating Gift Horse (8-13) by nk, 16 ran.
Bertoliver 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 11, 8l behind Equuleus Pictor (8-7) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in May.
Foxy Music 80-1 (9-3) Chased leaders far side group, outpaced halfway, last of 11, 14l behind Ialysos (9-3) at Haydock 5f Listed stks (1) gd in May.
Gift Horse 7-4fav (9-4) Held up, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven out, won at Ayr 6f clm stks (5) gd in May beating Soto (9-2) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Mandurah (IRE) 16-1 (7-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Pavershooz (7-13) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Glamorous Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, effort halfway, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 18l behind Noble Storm (8-12) at Beverley 5f con stks (3) gf in May.
Drifting Gold 8-1 (9-3) Keen, held up, headway and hung left over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, ran on to take 2nd close home, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Invincible Lad (9-4) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Bo McGinty (IRE) 4-1 (8-7) Close up, ridden 2f out, one pace, 4th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Rothesay Dancer (8-1) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Fyodor (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) In touch and keen, ridden over 1f out, not clear run, switched left and no headway, 8th of 10, 6l behind Bold Argument (8-7) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Titus Andronicus (IRE) 15-8fav (9-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Blue Tomato (9-5) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 105 (3) gd.
Tyrannosaurus Rex (IRE) 10-3fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in May beating King Of Swords (9-0) by 1l, 11 ran.