Despite his injury and illness problems, CAMELOT returned to action in good style over the course and distance three weeks ago, when Negotiate was 8l behind, and the quadruple Group 1 winner should have no problems with these rivals before heading for Royal Ascot. He'll have his pacemaker Windsor Palace to ensure a strong gallop and that's likely to be too much for the promising Al Kazeem. Roger Charlton's charge won a Group 2 at Newmarket a year ago and didn't reappear until last month's Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown which he won impressively. He'll ensure the dual Derby winner doesn't have everything his own way.
Al Kazeem 9-4fav (9-0) Held up in last pair, smooth headway between horses approaching final 2f, went 2nd inside final 2f, led going well over 1f out, pushed along and in command final furlong, edged right final 50 yards, won at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr beating Thomas Chippendale (9-0) by 1l, 7 ran.
Camelot 1-3fav (9-8) Settled in rear off pace, closer in 4th entering straight, ridden 1 1/2f out and headway to lead early final furlong, pushed out and kept on same pace, won at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gs beating Triumphant (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Windsor Palace (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra in 4th over 1f out, 3rd and kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Declaration Of War (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m Listed stks (1) sft in Apr.
Negotiate 66-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 8, 9l behind Dalkala (9-0) at York 1m 2f fll Grp 2 stks (1) gd.