This looks a tight handicap. Famous Poet hasn't raced since August and is 8lb higher than his earlier win at Kempton while Good Authority is a winner without a penalty after landing an apprentices race at Goodwood though he steps up in class today. Only a length separated The Confessor and Bronze Prince at Goodwood last time and ZACYNTHUS finished the same distance ahead of Ducal when runner-up at Haydock last month. A couple of winners have already come out of that race and Luca Cumani's charge gets the vote to go one better in this.
Famous Poet (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, closed over 3f out, led over 2f out, soon edged left, headed over 1f out, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Postscript (9-2) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Common Touch (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Went right start towards rear, never on terms, 13th of 15, 14l behind Highland Colori (9-4) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Bronze Prince 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leading trio on outside, went 3rd 4f out, every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, outpaced to 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 10, 2l behind Head Of Steam (8-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
The Confessor 7-2 (8-11) Chased leader at good pace, led going well over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no impression, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Head Of Steam (8-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Zacynthus (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Redvers (9-6) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-90 (3) fm in May.
Ducal 28-1 (9-6) Dwelt, towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3l behind Redvers (9-6) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-90 (3) fm in May.
Hefner (IRE) 17-2 (8-13) In touch, ridden 3f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 14, 7l behind Vainglory (8-9) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May.
Esprit de Midas 66-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, well beaten over 2f out, last of 13, 27l behind Khubala (9-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Good Authority (IRE) 7-2fav (9-9) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, plenty to do when switched left entering final furlong, ran on strongly to lead towards finish, won at Goodwood 7f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gd beating Bravo Echo (9-6) by 1/2l, 10 ran.