This is wide-open but the progressive and consistent MEDIA HYPE looks sure to run his race. He was winning for the third time in his last four starts when scoring at York last month and may not have finished improving yet. The list of dangers is a long one and includes recent York runner-up Area Fifty One and C&D winner John Louis. Licence To Till is capable if in the mood as he was at Chester earlier this month when he had Resurge and War Poet behind while Start Right is not out of this off top weight. Classic Punch has done most of his winning at this track and Pivotman can also be given a chance on his best form.
Start Right 8-1 (9-7) Held up behind, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 13th of 22, 10l behind Brae Hill (9-1) at Doncaster 1m hcp (4yo+) (2) gd in Mar.
Dangerous Midge (USA) (8-11) 98th of 10 Lancelot (9-2) at Lyon-parilly(FR) 1m 4f stk gs.
Classic Punch (IRE) 28-1 (9-8) 11th of 15, 16l behind High Jinx (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
Licence To Till (USA) 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, stayed on same pace, weakened inside final furlong, 14th of 18, 22l behind Camborne (9-4) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Resurge (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, driven over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Licence To Till (9-3) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Qushchi 25-1 (9-3) 8th of 15, 10l behind High Jinx (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
War Poet 6-1 (9-7) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, never able to challenge, 9th of 11, 6l behind Licence To Till (9-3) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Pivotman 16-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, chased leaders until weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 6l behind Gatewood (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp (2) gd.
Area Fifty One 10-1 (9-2) Close up, went 2nd over 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Navajo Chief (10-0) at York 1m 1f hcp 105 (2) sft.
King's Warrior (FR) 7-1 (9-1) Took keen hold early, soon steadied in touch, headway on outside 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, one pace in 3rd when not much room entering final furlong, weakened and no impression after, 5th of 13, 5l behind Fiery Lad (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Media Hype 6-1fav (9-0) Held up, not much room after 1f, headway going well over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, led and hung left inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at York 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May beating Troopingthecolour (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 16 ran.
Tameen (8-11) last of 10, 36l behind Brasileira (8-11) at Le Lion D'angers(FR) 1m 2f stk sft.
Unex El Greco 10-1 (8-11) Held up well off the pace towards rear, lugging left from 3f out, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd post, never nearer, 3rd of 17, 4 1/2l behind Highland Knight (9-4) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Fadhaa (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 20, 12l behind Danadana (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
John Louis 12-1 (8-1) Made all, racing alone on stands rail until switched left to join main group over 6f out, clear halfway, reduced lead over 3f out, went clear again over 1f out, stayed on strongly, unchallenged, won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gs beating Troopingthecolour (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.