FAMOUS POET finished a creditable fourth in much better company at Epsom last month behind the progressive Laffan. He should have no problem with the extra furlong here and the course winner can return to winning ways. He makes more appeal than Rio Grande who returned to action with an easy victory in a three-runner affair over C&D but others with decent claims include Sinfonico, who saves his best for this track and Great Shot, a cosy winner here in May and only 2lb higher today. Morning Charm is the dark horse as she's been kept in training despite not having raced since winning on her debut at Newmarket in 2010.
Sinfonico (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Mid-divison, some headway on far rail 3f out, ridden and weakened inside final 2f, 11th of 13, 20l behind Fennell Bay (8-1) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Jun.
Camberley Two 12-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling 3f out, 8th of 10, 16l behind John Louis (8-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jun.
My Son Max 14-1 (9-10) Held up, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Hefner (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Morning Charm (USA) 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, just held on, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll mdn (4) gs in Aug '10 beating Abtasaamah (9-0) by hd, 13 ran.
Shamdarley (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Held up towards rear and keen, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Cool Macavity (9-2) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Dozy Joe 66-1 (9-9) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on towards finish, never near leaders, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Hefner (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Russian Ice 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Ducal (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Kakapuka 25-1 (9-9) Mid-division on inside, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 13, 9l behind Ibtahaj (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Famous Poet (IRE) 11-4 (8-11) Held up, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 12, 2l behind Laffan (8-11) at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Rio Grande 11-8fav (9-4) Soon led, raced keenly, made rest, clear 2f out, ridden out final furlong, comfortably, won at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp (4) pol in Mar beating Titus Star (8-13) by 6l, 3 ran.
Right Result (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden and effort 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 11l behind All Or Nothin (8-9) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Great Shot 11-2 (9-2) Made most until ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Jack's Revenge (9-5) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Buckland (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Cross Culture (9-5) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul '11.
Dellbuoy 4-1fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, hanging left from over 4f out, eased when well beaten over 1f out, 9th of 10, 42l behind Ocean Tempest (9-4) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.