Western Hymn was sixth in the Derby at Epsom earlier this month and brings classic form into the mix. He beat Lingfield Derby Trial winner Snow Sky and Scotland at Newbury in the spring and must have some sort of chance if recent exertions haven't taken their toll. Odeon and Bunker were fourth and fifth behind subsequent French Derby winner The Grey Gatsby in the Dante at York but this is a step up for Newmarket handicap winner Miner's Lamp and Italian Derby winner Dylan Mouth is more interesting, despite his penalty. ADELAIDE easily picked off the front-running Mekong River at the Curragh last month and is bred for this longer trip. He's unexposed and progressing nicely and can take this for Ballydoyle.
Dylan Mouth (IRE) (9-2) won at Capannelle(ITY) 1m 3f 3yo Grp 2 gd in May beating Autre Qualite (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Adelaide 4-6fav (9-3) Chased leaders in 3rd, close 3rd 2f out, pushed along to lead 1 1/2f out, ridden clear 1f out, stayed on strongly, comfortably, won at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) sft in May beating Mekong River (9-3) by 3l, 5 ran.
Bunker (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Tracked clear leader, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 4l behind The Grey Gatsby (9-0) at York 1m 2f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gs in May.
Eagle Top 11-8fav (9-7) Dwelt held up in rear, headway to go prominent 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Fun Mac (8-8) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Miner's Lamp 5-2fav (9-10) Led after 1f, made rest, hard driven over 1f out, kept on gamely under pressure, won at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May beating Alex My Boy (8-9) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Odeon 20-1 (9-0) Led, 6 lengths clear after 2f, reduced lead 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 3l behind The Grey Gatsby (9-0) at York 1m 2f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gs in May.
Scotland (GER) 7-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 2f out, went 3rd well over 1f out, never going pace of leading duo, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Orchestra (9-0) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) sft in May.
Seagull Star 9-2 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up in 6th on inside, pushed along over 3f out, went moderate 4th final furlong, 4th of 8, 11l behind Orchestra (9-0) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) sft in May.
Snow Sky 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, clear entering final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in May beating Hartnell (9-0) by 2l, 9 ran.
Western Hymn 10-1 (9-0) Bumped leaving stalls, soon towards rear, pushed laong 5f out, headway under pressure and edged left over 2f out, plugged on into modest 6th towards finish, 6th of 16, 10l behind Australia (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gd.