14:30 Meydan (Dubai) 1 Mar 2012

Al Dana Visa Infinite Card Conditions Stakes (Turf) (3YO only)

Winner 116,836 AED - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

7f

Good (All Weather: Standard)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
412-44
Red, green, white striped sleeves, white cap (Ramzan Kadyrov)

Moon Spun (SAF)  7 

b f Black Minnaloushe - Dreaming Gold (Golden Thatch)

4 9-0
-
R L MooreHerman Brown
2
133-
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap (Godolphin)

Counterglow (IRE)  169 

b g Echo Of Light - Quintellina (Robellino)

D
3 8-9
89
L DettoriM Al Zarooni
3
565-817
royal Blue, white striped sleeves, white cap (Jaber Abdulla)

Factory Time (IRE)  7 

b c Baltic King - Mark One (Mark of Esteem)

CD
3 8-9 t
109
S De SousaA Al Raihe
4
68-34
Green, yellow checked, white sleeves, green, yellow checked cap (Sh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan)

Fiscal (GB)  7 

b h Cape Cross - Fibou (Seeking The Gold)

3 8-9
-
Andrea AtzeniM Al Jahouri
5
3218-04
Dark blue, light green disc, light green, white striped sleeves, light green, white hooped cap (Right Tack Partnership)

Right To Dream (IRE)  27 

b g Oasis Dream - Granny Kelly (Irish River)

3 8-9 b
91
K FallonB J Meehan
6
52336-0
Purple, orange striped, purple, orange halved sleeves, white cap (Saeed Naser Al Romaithi)

Bonne Idee (FR)  53 

b m Choisir - Balsannda (Rahy)

D
3 8-5
-
T P O'SheaE Charpy
7
3123-56
Red, black stars, red sleeves, red, black stars cap (Sh Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan)

Colorful Notion (IRE)  7 

b f Danehill Dancer - Red Yellow Blue (Sky Classic)

3 8-5
80
M DemuroM Botti
Verdict

Factory Time numbered Right To Dream among his victims when scoring here earlier in the month, but went on to finish behind Fiscal in the Listed race won by Right To Dream's stablemate Burano last week. Moon Spun has the measure of Colorful Notion on recent evidence and is the pick of the fillies, but the vote goes to COUNTERGLOW. Godolphin's Epsom Derby entry couldn't build on his debut success in the UK last year but proved he handles an artificial surface when third at Kempton most recently.

Verdict

This won't take much winning and it wouldn't be the biggest surprise were Factory Time to reverse recent form with Fiscal. The selection will appreciate the drop back to 7f and appears to be the only front runner in the line-up. Counterglow comfortably has the most scope for improvement and is a big threat if a gelding operation has ironed out some of his quirks.

15:05 Meydan (Dubai) (A.W.) 1 Mar 2012

Al Dana Wealth Handicap (AWT) (3YO plus)

Winner 350,514 AED - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m 2f

Good (All Weather: Standard) (AW - Sand)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
24232-7
Black with silver star, black sleeves, black cap (K K Al Nabooda & K Albahou)

Joshua Tree (IRE)  21 

b h Montjeu - Madeira Mist (Grand Lodge)

5 9-6
-
R L MooreM Botti
2
102-124
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap (Godolphin)

Sarrsar (GB)  7 

b g Shamardal - Bahr (Generous (IRE))

C D
5 9-2 t v
-
M BarzalonaS bin Suroor
3
521-942
white, red, blue, yellow & green hoops, white sleeves and cap (G Rousset Syndicate)

Disa Leader (SAF)  7 

b g Parade Leader - Plumosa (Sapieha)

7 9-1
-
Johnny GeroudisM F De Kock
4
7020-04
Red, green, white striped sleeves, white cap (Ramzan Kadyrov)

Bronze Cannon (USA)  21 

dk h Lemon Drop Kid - Victoria Cross (Mark of Esteem)

CD
7 8-10 (ow1) t
-
C SoumillonHerman Brown
5
651-824
White, white, blue striped sleeves, red cap (Rupert Plersch)

Jardim (BRZ)  7 

g h Ski Champ - Copacabana Beach (Midnight Tiger)

6 8-10
-
K SheaM F De Kock
6
4112-63
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap (Godolphin)

Alkimos (IRE)  21 

b g High Chaparral - Bali Breeze (Common Grounds)

D
4 8-9
-
L DettoriS bin Suroor
7
165-530
Maroon, White star and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star (Sh Ahmed bin Mohd Al Maktoum)

Nationalism (GB)  14 

b g Pivotal - Las Flores (Sadler's Wells)

5 8-9
-
S De SousaM Al Zarooni
8
0194-34
Yellow, black epaulettes, yellow sleeves,  cap (Sh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum)

Yaa Wayl (IRE)  14 

b g Whipper - Lidanna (Nicholas)

5 8-9 t v
-
T E DurcanS bin Suroor
9
9131/43
emerald green, white star, white sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green cap, white star (Ahmad Al Shaikh)

Ottoman Empire (FR)  21 

ch g Pivotal - Chesnut Bird (Storm Bird)

D
6 8-8
-
J P SpencerD M Simcock
10
3226-46
emerald Green, blue cross belts, blue sleeves, emerald green, blue quartered cap (Mrs June Judd / Mrs J S Bolger)

Hurricane Havoc (IRE)  13 

b f Hurricane Run - Cheeky Madam (Night Shift)

D
4 8-7 t b
-
T P O'SheaJ S Bolger
11
6485-09
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap (Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum)

Yaseer (IRE)  7 

b g Dansili - Tadris (Red Ransom)

4 8-7
-
Richard HillsE Charpy
12
221-110
pink, emerald green epaulets, emerald green armlets, emerald green hoops on cap (Khalifa A Dasmal & Mrs J Morley)

Emerald Wilderness (IRE)  13 

b g Green Desert - Simla Bibi (Indian Ridge)

D BF
8 8-5 p
-
R MullenR M H Cowell
13
0463-90
White, green striped, green sleeves, green cap (Ahsan Ali Syed)

Mantoba (GB)  7 

b h Noverre - Coming Home (Vettori)

4 8-5 t b
-
Adrian NichollsB J Meehan
14
4024-37
Gold, pink braces, pink sleeves, gold, pink hooped cap (T Williams, C Mogatta, Harrowgate Bloodstock)

Sirvino (GB)  21 

b g Vettori - Zenita (Zieten)

D
7 8-5
-
Harry BentleyT D Barron
Verdict

ALKIMOS possibly didn't stay the mile and a half here, but there is still plenty of time for him to reward Godolphin for snapping him up after his Royal Ascot second, and Dettori seemingly prefers him to Sarrsar, Nationalism and Yaa Wayl. Last year's Canadian International runner-up Joshua Tree was behind Alkimos last time but will strip fitter for that Meydan debut. Ottoman Empire had a couple of lengths in hand over Bronze Cannon when third to Spring Of Fame, but both are capable of picking up a race at the Carnival.

Verdict

Ottoman Empire has looked as good as ever this year whilst shaping as if the drop to this trip will suit and he can get his head back in front at the main expense of Alkimos who remains with potential for this yard. Jardim can also reach the frame in what looks an open contest.

15:45 Meydan (Dubai) 1 Mar 2012

Attijari Points Rewards Program Handicap (Turf) (3YO plus)

Winner 408,937 AED - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f

Good (All Weather: Standard)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
0010-34
White, white, black stars sleeves, white cap (The Iver Lads)

Iver Bridge Lad (GB)  27 

b h Avonbridge - Fittonia (Ashkalani)

D
5 9-5 b
-
M O'Connell (6)J Ryan
2
447031-
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap (Godolphin)

Soul (AUS)  110 

b g Commands - Marvilha (Night Shift)

D
5 9-3
-
L DettoriS bin Suroor
3
6567-07
Maroon, White star and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star (Sh Ahmed bin Mohd Al Maktoum)

Dohasa (IRE)  14 

b g Bold Fact - Zara's Birthday (Waajib)

D
7 9-1
-
R L MooreI Mohammed
4
569-312
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap (Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum)

Kanaf (IRE)  14 

b g Elnadim - Catcher Applause (Royal Applause)

D
5 9-1
-
Richard HillsM Al Muhairi
5
470-240
White, blue cross belts, white, blue checked sleeves, white, blue spots cap (Dab Hand Racing)

Regal Parade (GB)  27 

ch g Pivotal - Model Queen (Kingmambo)

D
8 8-13
-
Adrian NichollsD Nicholls
6
3220-00
White, emerald green star, red sleeves, emerald green cap (Scuderia Vita Bella)

Bay Knight (IRE)  14 

b g Johannesburg - Sabeline (Caerleon)

D
6 8-11 t1
-
James DoyleJ S Moore
7
1513-79
Royal Blue, White epaulettes, Black cap (Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum)

Redemptor (GB)  14 

gr h Elusive City - Restless Rixa (Unamix)

D
4 8-11 t1
-
T P O'SheaE Charpy
8
6141-54
Grey, maroon triple diamonds, white sleeves, grey cap, maroon diamonds (Ali Saeed Bilhab)

Al Sharood (GB)  13 

b f Shamardal - Massomah (Seeking The Gold)

D
4 8-10
-
K FallonD Watson
9
35-4008
Yellow & Royal Blue Chevrons, Diabolo On Sleeves, Quartered Cap (P J Condron)

Invincible Ash (IRE)  7 

b m Invincible Spirit - Fully Fashioned (Brief Truce)

D
7 8-9 p
-
J P SpencerM Halford
10
690-876
Yellow, red braces, yellow, red chevrons sleeves, yellow, red diamond cap (Gwyn Powell & Peter Ridgers)

Jimmy Styles (GB)  14 

ch g Inchinor - Inya Lake (Whittingham)

D
8 8-9 p
-
T E DurcanC G Cox
11
344-965
royal Blue, red stripe and stars on sleeves, royal blue cap, red star (Hamad M Kadfoor Abdullah Al Mehairi)

Seachantach (USA)  7 

b g Elusive Quality - Subtle Breeze (Storm Cat)

6 8-8 t
-
R MullenS Seemar
Verdict

Soul was successful in Group 2 company Down Under and is interesting on his first start in the Godolphin blue, but race-fitness gives the edge to REGAL PARADE. Dandy Nicholls' dual top-flight winner was never a factor over a mile here at the start of the month, but his previous couple of runs in the desert proved much of the ability remains. Iver Bridge Lad took fourth over 5f on the same card - with Invincible Ash adrift - but is better suited to that minimum trip. Kanaf has acclimatised quickly since leaving Ed Dunlop, and rates an improver.

Verdict

Kanaf isn't the easiest of rides but he's looked better than ever this season and a reproduction of his recent second behind Happy Dubai should see him on the premises once more. Soul is an interesting new recruit for Saeed bin Suroor and is feared along with Iver Bridge Lad who rarely runs a bad race at this time of year.

16:20 Meydan (Dubai) (A.W.) 1 Mar 2012

CBD World Mastercard Handicap (AWT) (3YO plus)

Winner 408,937 AED - 14 run - Draw Advantage: High

4

7f

Good (All Weather: Standard) (AW - Sand)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
02-6320
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap (Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum)

Tamaathul (GB)  14 

g g Tiger Hill - Tahrir (Linamix)

D
5 9-5 t
-
Richard HillsA Al Raihe
2
1213-10
White, dark blue diamond hoop, dark blue stars on sleeves, dark blue stars on cap (Law Teck Hin)

Ip Man (NZ)  27 

b g Mr Nancho - Crownie

CD BF
4 9-3 t b
-
O ChavezS Burridge
3
92-1260
Royal Blue, White epaulettes, Black cap (Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum)

Barbecue Eddie (USA)  14 

dkb g Stormy Atlantic - The Green Owl (Carson City)

CD
8 9-2 b
-
T P O'SheaD Watson
4
1/921-45
Gold, maroon epaulets, gold cap, maroon star, maroon peak (Zabeel Racing International, Corp)

Reynaldothewizard (USA)  14 

b g Speightstown - Holiday Runner (Meadowlake)

CD
6 9-1 t
-
R MullenS Seemar
5
12741-2
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap (Godolphin)

Scarf (AUS)  14 

gr g Lonhro - Muffle (Quest For Fame)

D
5 9-1
-
L DettoriS bin Suroor
6
1113-14
Red, mauve sash, white sleeves, mauve cap (Mummify Stable)

The Comedian (AUS)  14 

b g  - 

D
6 9-1 t1 b
-
V DuricM Freedman
7
16820-9
Yellow, red chevron, yellow sleeves, red cap (Mohd Khaleel Ahmed)

Warsaw (IRE)  14 

ch h Danehill Dancer - For Evva Silca (Piccolo)

D
7 9-1 b
-
K SheaM F De Kock
8
104-050
Royal Blue, White epaulets, White cap (Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum)

Snaafy (USA)  14 

b h Kingmambo - Nafisah (Lahib)

D
8 8-13 v
-
W SmithM Al Muhairi
9
238-105
White, black hollow box, black, white halved sleeves, white cap (Mrs Anne Cowley)

The Rectifier (USA)  14 

b g Langfuhr - Western Vision (Gone West)

D
5 8-11
-
M FentonJ R Boyle
10
311-553
Yellow, Black epaulets, black seams (Sh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum)

Canwinn (IRE)  14 

b g Refuse To Bend - Born To Glamour (Ajdal)

C D
6 8-10
-
Jack DoyleD Selvaratnam
11
0300-46
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon hoops, maroon cap (Mohd Bin Ali Al Attiyah)

Casual Glimpse (GB)  6 

b c Compton Place - Glimpse (Night Shift)

D BF
4 8-10 (ow1)
-
C SoumillonM F De Kock
12
053-376
royal blue, white epaulets, red cap (Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum)

Finjaan (GB)  14 

b h Royal Applause - Alhufoof (Dayjur)

D
6 8-10 t1 b
-
K FallonD Watson
13
670-560
Red, white stripe, black seams, red sleeves, black seams, white diamonds on sleeves, black cap (Mrs Jackie Love & David Nicholls)

Silaah (GB)  14 

b g Mind Games - Ocean Grove (Fairy King)

D
8 8-10
-
Shirley Teasdale (7)D Nicholls
14
2009-06
Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap (Sh Majid bin Mohd Al Maktoum)

Montmorency (IRE)  40 

ch h Pivotal - Clear Spring (Irish River (FR))

CD
6 8-8 v
-
Harry BentleyS Seemar
15
14221-2
White, black cross belts, white, black armlets on sleeves, white, black star cap (The Foncey Syndicate)

Primaeval (GB)  40 

ch g Pivotal - Langoustine (Danehill)

D BF
Non Runner
16
47033-6
Maroon, maroon, grey checked sleeves, maroon, grey checked cap (Kenneth J P Gundlach)

Field Of Dream (GB)  41 

b g Oasis Dream - Field of Hope (Selkirk)

D
Non Runner
17
87003-4
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap (Godolphin)

Global City (IRE)  40 

b h Exceed and Excel - Victory Peak (Shirley Heights)

C
Non Runner
Verdict

Lincoln fancy Primaeval would be a contender if he makes it off the subs' bench, but Aussie import SCARF offered enough encouragement on his first start in Dubai to suggest this is within his compass. The Comedian has also come from Australia - via Singapore - and wasn't far behind Delegator here. Ip Man is based in Singapore as well, and beat Primaeval on his Meydan debut, but he now has to atone for a lifeless display when a red-hot favourite subsequently.

Verdict

Primaeval would come right into the reckoning if getting a run (currently first reserve) but as things stand Scarf should take some beating after a promising debut for this yard. He will appreciate this drop in trip and he can get the better of Casual Glimpse, who didn't handle the dirt surface at Jebel Ali last week, and Canwinn, who continues to knock on the door.

16:55 Meydan (Dubai) 1 Mar 2012

Zabeel Mile Sponsored By Commercial Bank Of Dubai (Group 2) (Turf) (Class 1) (3YO plus)

Winner 584,191 AED - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m

Good (All Weather: Standard)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
0221-42
Yellow, Black epaulets, black seams (Sh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum)

Jaasoos (IRE)  14 

ch g Noverre - Nymphs Echo (Mujtahid)

D
8 9-2
84
K FallonD Selvaratnam
2
212-115
Yellow and maroon check, Yellow sleeves, maroon cap, Yellow star (Hippocrates Stable)

Dark Matter (AUS)  21 

b c Starcraft - Spuressence

C
4 8-10 t1
-
T E DurcanS Burridge
3
1016-40
Dark blue, yellow stars, white sleeves, dark blue, yellow star cap (Horizon Stable)

Always Certain (AUS)  14 

b g Not A Single Doubt - Akarana (Danehill Dancer)

6 9-2 p
-
V DuricM Freedman
4
044-618
Yellow, black seams, Black epaulets and cap (Sh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum)

Laa Rayb (USA)  14 

b g Storm Cat - Society Lady (Mr Prospector)

D
8 9-2 t
100
James DoyleD Selvaratnam
5
241-232
Purple, pink & light green hoop, purple sleeves, pink armlets, purple cap (Gingerbread Stable)

Gingerbread Man (AUS)  18 

b h  - 

5 9-2 t1
-
O BossonB Marsh
6
10-3544
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap (Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum)

Derbaas (USA)  14 

b h Seeking The Gold - Sultana (Storm Cat)

CD
6 9-2 t
102
Richard HillsA Al Raihe
7
5187-21
Grey,, grey, dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap (Ms Partridge, M De Kock, C Haynes Et Al)

Viscount Nelson (USA)  14 

b h Giant's Causeway - Imagine (Sadler's Wells)

CD
5 9-5 b
114
K SheaM F De Kock
8
1254-08
Light Blue, Yellow hoop and armlets, Yellow cap, Light Blue diamond (Scuderia Rencati Srl)

Fanunalter (GB)  7 

b g Falbrav - Step Danzer (Desert Prince)

D
6 9-2 p1
117
M DemuroM Botti
9
07-R409
Black, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow, red star cap (Thistle Bloodstock Ltd)

Rock Jock (IRE)  6 

b g Rock Of Gibraltar - Perfect Touch (Miswaki)

Non Runner
10
13222-0
Red, green, white striped sleeves, white cap (Ramzan Kadyrov)

Dux Scholar (GB)  14 

b h Oasis Dream - Alumni (Selkirk)

D
4 9-2 t1 v1
111
R L MooreHerman Brown
11
11077-1
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap (Godolphin)

Sandagiyr (FR)  21 

b h Dr Fong - Sanariya (Darshaan)

D
4 9-2
-
L DettoriS bin Suroor
12
13347/0
maroon, white stripe and sleeves, maroon cap, white hoop (Sh Mansoor bin Mohd Al Maktoum)

Ibn Battuta (USA)  14 

ch h Seeking The Gold - Sulk (Selkirk)

7 9-2
-
W SmithM Al Muhairi
13
2741-00
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap (Godolphin)

Do It All (USA)  14 

b h Distorted Humor - Stupendous Miss (Dynaformer)

D
5 9-2 t
-
S De SousaS bin Suroor
Verdict

Ex-Ballydoyle inmate VISCOUNT NELSON has to concede weight all round but such was his dominance in swooping to the Al Fahidi Fort spoils, he should be able to prove a class above these opponents. Derbaas, Laa Rayb and Always Certain are held on that evidence, and the one most likely to trouble Mike de Kock's charge is Sandagiyr, who got off to a flyer for Saeed bin Suroor when landing the Group 3 Firebreak Stakes on the same card on which Dark Matter finished an honourable fifth in the UAE 2000 Guineas.

Verdict

This is arguably weaker than the Group 2 Viscount Nelson won here last time, and although he carries a penalty for that success, this is just his third start for the yard and he can improve enough to defy it. Dux Scholar should build on his recent comeback and can prove a threat along with Jaasoos, who's yet to run a bad race this season.

17:30 Meydan (Dubai) 1 Mar 2012

Nad Al Sheba Trophy Sponsored By Attijari Al Islami (Group 3) (Turf) (Class 1) (3YO plus)

Winner 467,355 AED - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m 6f

Good (All Weather: Standard)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
52R1-68
White, White sleeves, Red seams, Emerald Green cap (King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz sons)

Mashoor (FR)  27 

b g Monsun - Gontcharova (Zafonic)

5 9-2
-
R PerezB Al Shaibani
2
83067-6
Orange, black stars, orange, black halved sleeves, orange, black stars cap (Mr & Mrs Peter Hargreaves)

Electrolyser (IRE)  27 

gr g Daylami - Iviza (Sadler's Wells)

7 9-2
109
T E DurcanC G Cox
3
62311-2
Red, black stars, red sleeves, red cap (Sh Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan)

Averroes (IRE)  27 

ch h Galileo - Shapely (Alleged)

D
5 9-2
99
M DemuroMr E Oertel
4
022410-
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap (Godolphin)

Modun (IRE)  121 

br g King's Best - Olympienne (Sadler's Wells)

5 9-4
110
S De SousaS bin Suroor
5
114127-
royal Blue, yellow checked, royal blue, yellow stars sleeves, yellow cap (Effevi Snc Di Villa Felice & Co)

Jakkalberry (IRE)  81 

b h Storming Home - Claba di San Jore (Barathea)

6 9-2 t
117
R L MooreM Botti
6
24617-1
Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap (Sh Hamdan bin Mohd Al Maktoum)

Fox Hunt (IRE)  27 

ch g Dubawi - Kiltubber (Sadler's Wells)

CD
5 9-4 v
110
L DettoriM Al Zarooni
7
90-4656
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, red cap (Godolphin)

Rostrum (FR)  7 

b h Shamardal - En Public (Rainbow Quest)

5 9-2
-
K FallonM Al Zarooni
8
79781-5
dark blue, yellow epaulettes and star on cap (Nestadt, Kantor, Barber, R Von Molendorff)

Irish Flame (SAF)  21 

b h Dynasty - CLOCK THE ROCK (Flaming Rock)

6 9-2
-
C SoumillonM F De Kock
9
596/25-5
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, black cap (Godolphin)

Once More Dubai (USA)  21 

b g E Dubai - Go Again Girl (Broad Brush)

Non Runner
10
1/117-54
Red, white braces, white sleeves, red stars, white cap, red star (S & G Clayton)

Glen's Diamond (GB)  27 

b g Intikhab - Posta Vecchia (Rainbow Quest)

4 8-11
105
J P SpencerR A Fahey
11
421122-
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap (Godolphin)

Opinion Poll (IRE)  138 

b h Halling - Ahead (Shirley Heights)

D BF
6 9-5
117
M BarzalonaM Al Zarooni
12
137021-
Yellow, light blue hoop, yellow, light blue armlets, light blue cap (Henri De Pracomtal)

Kasbah Bliss (FR)  151 

bay g Kahyasi - Marital Bliss (Double Bed)

D
10 9-7
-
G MosseF Doumen
13
155-343
Dark blue, large yellow spots, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap (Sh Juma bin Dalmook Al Maktoum)

Manjakani (GB)  27 

b g Barathea - Spring Oak (Mark of Esteem)

4 8-11
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T P O'SheaI Mohammed
14
25327-0
Black, light blue compass, light blue chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap (Ninety North Racing Stable)

Astral Thunder (ARG)  27 

b h Thunder Gulch - Potra Venus (Potrillon)

Non Runner
Verdict

Frankie Dettori has opted for the recent winning form of FOX HUNT, who was having his first start since the Melbourne Cup when strolling to a comprehensive victory here, and he could graduate to become a genuine Cups contender during the forthcoming European summer. Stable companion Opinion Poll is already of that standard and goes well at this venue, but has been absent since the stayers' race on Champions' Day at Ascot. Kasbah Bliss turned back the clock to land the Prix Du Cadran when last seen and can never be ruled out with confidence, but needs further, whereas Jakkalberry has stamina to prove.

Verdict

Opinion Poll and Kasbah Bliss are the class acts, but they are penalised as a result of their victories at a higher level and both could find this trip sharp enough. Fox Hunt is readily preferred having won with more in hand last time and he could develop into a 'Cup' horse this year. Modun is also considered if staying this far.

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