FAMOUS POET continues to make steady progress and, though a 9lb rise for his comeback win at Kempton looks a bit harsh at first glance, he won with plenty in hand and gets the nod to confirm superiority with runner-up Lucky Henry. Go Dutch, Master Of Ages and Shamahan all ended last year with victories and are worth noting while Dissent ran well on his handicap debut at Kempton in November. Mr Maynard is going backwards but Magic Destiny could figure if coping with the fast ground.
Famous Poet (IRE) 10-3 (9-3) Tracked leader, led approaching 1f out, stayed on strongly, eased towards finish, won at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr beating Lucky Henry (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Charitable Act (FR) 20-1 (9-4) Steadied start, behind, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 8l behind Shamaal Nibras (9-0) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.
Lucky Henry 5-2fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Famous Poet (9-3) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Go Dutch (IRE) 2-5fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd entering final 3f, led over 1f out, pushed out, readily, won at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Sep beating Tidal's Baby (9-3) by 4 1/2l, 4 ran.
Master Of Ages (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Raced center made all, ran on strongly final furlong, unchallenged, won at Yarmouth 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct beating Altona (9-2) by 4l, 10 ran.
Dissent (IRE) 9-4fav (9-4) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Kune Kune (9-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Shamahan 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, headway between horses over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on well, eased close home, comfortably, won at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug beating Signor Sassi (9-3) by 2 3/4l, 13 ran.
Right Result (IRE) 12-1 (8-2) Mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 17th of 19, 16l behind Red Quartet (8-3) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Hot Sugar (USA) 25-1 (8-11) Set steady pace, hung left and headed over 2f out, weakened, 10th of 11, 12l behind Shamaal Nibras (9-0) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.
Shamrocked (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Went left start, led, headed over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 8, 16l behind Apostle (9-7) at Salisbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Laffan (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Joshua The First (9-2) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.
Mr Maynard 4-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out to over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 7l behind Kid Suitor (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Al's Memory (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, switched right over 1f out, hung right and ran on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 4l behind Bartolomeu (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Magic Destiny 8-15fav (9-0) Held up in touch, came stand side 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, hung left and stayed on inside final furlong, won at Haydock 1m fll mdn stks (5) sft in Apr beating Emily Carr (9-0) by 3/4l, 7 ran.