Gan Amrhas was once again very disappointing when only ninth of the ten runners at the Curragh last week and last year's 2000 Guineas third cannot be followed with any confidence at present. FAMOUS NAME is penalised for his Group 3 victories but wasn't far off a superb success at the highest level when only just over a length runner-up to Aqlaam in the Prix Du Moulin at Longchamp. Recharge, who was beaten a length by Sea The Stars as a juvenile, has won first-time-out in both seasons and is very lightly-raced.
Famous Name 15-8fav (8-13) 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Pipedreamer (8-13) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 2f Grp 2 gd in Oct.
Jumbajukiba 7-1 (9-0) Soon led, strongly pressed 2f out, soon headed, dropped to 3rd 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Kargali (9-0) at Curragh 7f Grp 3 hvy.
Broad Meaning 5-6fav (9-0) Led, headed after 2f, in front again over 2f out, strongly pressed and stayed on best final furlong, won at Galway 7f 2yo mdn gd in Jul '08 beating Drumbeat (9-0) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Finicius (USA) 20-1 (9-7) Dwelt, always towards rear, 11th of 13, 14l behind Poet (9-7) at Killarney 1m Listed stks in Aug.
Gan Amhras (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Prominent, challenged 2f out, weakened from over 1f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind She's Our Mark (9-3) at Curragh 1m 2f Listed stks hvy.
Philario (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, led after 2f, ridden and challenged 1f out, headed final 150 yards, no extra, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Baglioni (8-4) at Leopardstown 7f hcp 60-100 in Mar.
Recharge (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, moderate 7th 4f out, ridden and no impression 3f out, 6th 2f out, stayed on to moderate 5th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 24l behind Fame And Glory (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo Grp 1 gd in Jun.