The first of two potentially informative maidens towards next year and the standout contender looks to be UAE KING. Roger Varian's son of Frankel is bred to be a top performer from a family his owner Sheikh Mohammed Obaid knows very well having owned the dam Zomaradah, an Italian Oaks winner, who produced his half-brother, three times Group 1 winner and top sire Dubawi. Uptown Funk is another well-related newcomer coming from a family of stout stayers including Forever Now, while others to consider include a full-brother to Hunter's Light in Sea Skimmer, Deep Music, a full-brother to a Japanese Oaks winner in Mikki Queen, and Weloof, who is out of a Listed placed performer.
No surprise if the newcomers dominate with Dubawi's half-brother UAE KING topping the list. Sea Skimmer, Deep Music and Uptown Funk are other likely types in what is traditionally a strong maiden.