A tough one to call as there are some nice types entered including the Henry Cecil pair Asterism, a filly by Motivator out of a winning miler, and the well-connected Astrantia, who is related to a host of winners. The Godolphin pair Bugler's Dream, who is out of a mare who won several times in the USA, and Timeline, who had no answer to Mijhaar at Haydock but still ran well, are others to consider. ALMAGEST has a pedigree that mixes stamina and speed and is related to some very useful types. He looked very inexperienced when making his debut here last month but still produced a run good enough to take this with normal improvement. Danehill Dante was surprisingly beaten at Kempton and is better judged on his very promising opening effort at Newbury.
Almagest 16-1 (8-12) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, soon edged right, chased winner over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Tanfeeth (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Bright Abbey 40-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up up towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 18l behind Tanfeeth (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Bugler's Dream (USA) Medaglia D'oro colt out of Marquet Rent.
Dakar (GER) 20-1 (8-11) Held up in last pair, pushed along over 2f out, soon beaten, 5th of 6, 14l behind Barney Rebel (8-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Danehill Dante (IRE) 4-6fav (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 14, 4l behind Dimension (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (4) pol in May.
Elrasheed 14-1 (9-3) Keen tracked leader until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 13l behind Ocean War (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf in Apr.
Highland Castle Halling gelding out of Reciprocal.
Midnight Oil 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind, never a factor, 9th of 13, 23l behind Mijhaar (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in May.
New Hampshire (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Reluctant to load stalls, slowly away, ran green and outpaced in rear throughout, hung right over 2f out, 11th of 12, 21l behind Dream Achieved (9-0) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Shamacam 16-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on steadily inside final furlong, may do better, 7th of 14, 5l behind Sure Route (8-9) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Speed Dancer 40-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 20l behind Blue Destination (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (6) gf in May.
Talbot Green 100-1 (9-3) Soon back in mid-division, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, last of 11, 45l behind Fiorente (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Timeline 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, challenged 2f out, kept on and no chance with winner, edged left inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 7l behind Mijhaar (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Asterism Motivator filly out of Star Cluster.
Astrantia Dansili filly out of Ausherra.
Jiwen (CAN) Singspiel filly out of Love Medicine.
Renoir's Lady 20-1 (9-0) Close up, pushed along halfway, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and stayed on again inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Sunset Avenue (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll mdn (4) gf in Jul.