ALHAFAR (2) delivered highly promising second in a G2 at this venue over 1600m on second attempt. Can improve again for that experience to rate a strong chance in this company. SIR MONLAU (4) scored on only run at Toulouse and could progress. Stable in good form and looks a contender. HADI DE CARRERE (1) was narrowly defeated on debut and will be better in this race. HIDALGO DU CROATE (5) placed third on only outing and might improve. Place prospect.
BENEVIDA will have entered a few notebooks when third over 7f here last month after a break and she should appreciate this step back up in trip. Dance Along Dede can prove next best, just ahead of wildcard pick Finest Jewel.
#7 Kelmimi Wins has shown steady improvement since switching to the John Moore stable, including a close-up second to Red Brick Fighter last time out. Joao Moreira hops up now and from the favourable draw he is shaping as the one to beat. #10 Bravery And Power is still winless across 12 outings. He's in Class 5 now which is a big drop from when he arrived to Hong Kong in Class 3 and he has shown glimpses of ability, suggesting that he isn't as hopeless as his form reads and down in class it won't shock to see him perform. He's capable of turning his form around. #3 Speedy Dragon won twice last season, the first time, off a mark of 42 and now in what will be his final run this season, steps out off a mark of 39 with reigning champion jockey Zac Purton hopping up. Gate 14 makes life hard but he is well in this, especially if he can offset that minor obstacle. #6 Adonis is consistent and he is a winner of this mark previously. He'll be thereabouts.