This was the middle leg of FAMOUS NAME's three victories on this track early last season and he'll be a warm order to follow the same pattern here. Dermot Weld's charge has done everything but win at the highest level and entries on all the major summer events suggests that's the aim this season. Across The Rhine did brilliantly for Tracey Collins in Dubai landing a lucrative pay-day in February and the five-year-old was totally unsuited by heavy going on his return to the Curragh early last month. He looks booked for a place though Barack, who wasn't disgraced behind Famous Name here last month, could fight it out for second prize.
Famous Name 2-13fav (9-5) Settled 3rd, pushed along to lead 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Leopardstown 1m Listed stks (1) gf in Apr beating Finicius (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 4 ran.
Across The Rhine (USA) 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and dropped to 6th over 1f out, no extra, 7th of 9, 12l behind Lolly For Dolly (9-1) at Curragh 7f Grp 3 (1) sft in Apr.
Barack (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, close up 3f out, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, no extra in 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Famous Name (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m Listed stks (1) gf in Apr.
Fighting Brave (USA) 4-1 (9-3) Soon raced in 5th, no impression under pressure from over 1f out, kept on without troubling winner, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Blaze Brightly (9-4) at Tipperary 7f stks gf in Apr.
Libano (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Led, challenged 3f out, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra and weakened, last of 4, 8l behind Famous Name (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m Listed stks (1) gf in Apr.
Separate Ways (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, closer in 3rd before halfway, ridden before straight, no impression from over 1f out, drifted left and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Blaze Brightly (9-4) at Tipperary 7f stks gf in Apr.