Famous Poet should have won a Shergar Cup handicap at Ascot but for his jockey mistaking the winning post. The winner was well beaten here on Thursday but Saeed Bin Suroor's lightly-raced charge looks certain to go well. Canwinn is a real standing dish around here and generally consistent though his best runs have been on Tapeta. DREAM TUNE, runner-up in the Buckingham Palace Handicap at Royal Ascot, was having his first start for champion UAE handler Ernst Oertel at Jebel Ali last week and that will have put him spot-on for this so he's handed the vote. Antinori has done very well since returning to action though another furlong wouldn't go amiss but Oasis Dancer has produced his best form at Jebel Ali. Georgetown won a minor contest in France for Andre Fabre and begins his career here on what could prove to be a lenient mark while Specific Gravity had a nice run around last week and has the quality to make his presence felt.
Specific Gravity (FR) 8-1 (9-1) 8th of 10, 7l behind Busker (8-10) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f hcp.
Final Button (SAF) 16-1 (8-9) 5th of 9, 7l behind Rerouted (9-6) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp in Mar.
Famous Poet (IRE) 11-2 (9-9) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden and went 3rd over 1f out, staying on under pressure and hanging left when rider dropped reins final 75 yards, went 2nd final stride, always held, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Nine Realms (9-8) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Fervent Prince 40-1 (9-0) 11th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Mushreq (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Listed stks (1) std.
Marching Time 16-1 (9-6) 13th of 14, 20l behind Kanaf (9-6) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 7f hcp in Dec.
Canwinn (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Ghaamer (8-7) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp.
Dream Tune 10-1 (8-9) 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Kanaf (8-9) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 7f hcp.
Jawhar (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) 10th of 12, 11l behind Ramonti Flash (8-5) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp in Nov.
Kidnapped (AUS) 66-1 (8-8) 9th of 14, 9l behind Star Empire (9-5) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 6f hcp std in Feb.
Tesslam 8-1 (9-3) 5th of 6, 1 3/4l behind Moonlight Dash (8-13) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 1m hcp in Nov.
Antinori (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Interpret (8-6) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f hcp in Dec.
Entifaadha 20-1 (9-4) 7th of 13, 3l behind Ghaamer (8-7) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp.
Oasis Dancer 3-1 (8-13) 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Yaa Wayl (9-6) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 7f hcp in Dec.
Musaafer (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) 11th of 14, 12l behind Jamhoori (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp.
Georgetown (9-13) 2nd of 5, nk behind Travertine (9-4) at Fontainebleau(FR) 1m 2f 3yo stk sft in Sep.
Ghaamer (USA) 16-1 (8-7) won at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp beating Canwinn (9-6) by 2 3/4l, 13 ran.
Maath Gool 8-1 (8-13) 6th of 13, 3l behind Ghaamer (8-7) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp.
Ramonti Flash (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) 11th of 13, 3l behind Ghaamer (8-7) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp.