Any support for the long absent Carlarajah would have to be taken seriously but his task is far from straightforward facing, as he does, some experience campaigners with plenty of all-weather form to their names. Golden Desert is one of the oldest of them but is still more than capable of being a factor at this level while the year younger Shifting Star has slipped to a handy mark and hasn't been shaping too badly of late. However, it may be worth taking a chance that the cheekpieces can spur MENELIK onto greater deeds; he's just 4lbs higher than when winning at Wolverhampton and could benefit from another forceful ride.
Shifting Star (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 8, 10l behind Consign (8-13) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Charitable Act (FR) 20-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 12l behind Balty Boys (10-0) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Perfect Pastime 20-1 (9-1) Bumped start in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 8l behind School Fees (9-6) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Golden Desert (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Always in rear, 11th of 12, 30l behind Balty Boys (10-0) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Bold Ring 25-1 (9-0) Held up in touch in 6th, headway going well 2f out, went 2nd approaching final furlong, led inside final furlong, pushed along and ran on, won at Kempton 7f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol beating Lunette (9-7) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Amethyst Dawn (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway on inside to chase leaders halfway, chased clear leader over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner well inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Pelmanism (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (5) pol.
Titan Triumph 20-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 11, 6l behind Pategonia (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Spin Again (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Close up on outer, effort to chase winner 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Jonnie Skull (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Menelik (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Mid-division, under pressure halfway, chased leaders over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 7l behind Alejandro (9-5) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Athletic 20-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Hill Of Dreams (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Carlarajah 5-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 7l behind Elnadwa (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Olympic Jule 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on outside, ridden to challenge 2f out, 4th and one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 5l behind Fiducia (8-13) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (5) pol in Jun.
Zaheeb 4-1fav (9-2) With leader, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 19l behind Shared Moment (8-9) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
David's Secret 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 12, 11l behind Emulating (9-3) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.