Donncha is usually thereabouts at this level but hasn’t won since 2015 while recent Windsor winner Medburn Dream would prefer faster ground along with Masham Star. But it was soft going when HIGH ACCLAIM won the Spring Mile at Doncaster in March with King's Pavilion and Brilliant Vanguard well behind and Roger Teal’s charge gets the nod on that form. Able Jack has been in fine form on the all-weather this year and is preferred to Mythical Madness off his current mark.
Mr Scaramanga 50-1 (9-5) Raced far side, held up, always behind, last of 27, 13l behind Ripp Orf (8-1) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in May.
King's Pavilion (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Original Choice (9-1) at Wetherby 1m hcp (2) gs in May.
Mythical Madness 16-1 (8-12) Dwelt in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 9 1/4l behind Afaak (9-1) at York 1m hcp (2) gf in May.
Donncha (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Held up in mid-division, headway and switched left over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out until inside final furlong, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Taurean Star (8-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp (2) gs in May.
Medburn Dream 5-1 (9-5) Made all, hard ridden when challenged over 1f out, ran on well, won at Windsor 1m hcp (3) gf in May beating Considered Opinion (8-13) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Brilliant Vanguard (IRE) 66-1 (8-8) Raced towards far side, held up, kept on final furlong, no threat, 13th of 27, 4 1/2l behind Ripp Orf (8-1) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in May.
Able Jack 5-1 (8-13) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, led entering final furlong, so ridden, held on well, won at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (3) pol in Mar beating Qaffaal (9-3) by 1l, 10 ran.
Masham Star (IRE) 13-8fav (9-8) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, kept on and headed close home, 2nd of 9, shd behind Hajjam (9-4) at Ayr 7f hcp (4) gf in May.
High Acclaim (USA) 11-4 (8-2) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 5th of 6, 10 1/4l behind Gulf Of Poets (8-7) at Haydock 1m hcp (2) sft in Apr.