Godolphin have a strong hand here with MASTERSTROKE and Lost In The Moment and preference is for the former. He improved throughout last season when with Andre Fabre culminating in his excellent third in the 'Arc. A son of Monsun, it's likely his new trainer can encourage further progress and he can make a successful reappearance. Aiken is another returning from a long break but he'll be fit enough though he will probably be seen to better effect when tackling further as he was caught right on the line by Rite Of Passage over 2m at Ascot in October. Forgotten Voice and Sheikhzayedroad fought out a finish over 1m2f at Ascot in June with the former just prevailing when conceding 4lb so he should get the better of that particular argument again.
Aiken 4-1 (9-7) Held up disputing 5th, headway on outside over 2f out, disputing 2nd 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, ridden to lead 1f out, headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 9, nk behind Rite Of Passage (9-7) at Ascot 2m Grp 3 (1) sft in Oct.
Forgotten Voice (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, led inside final furlong, kept on gamely, won at Royal Ascot 1m 2f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf in Jun beating Sheikhzayedroad (8-12) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Lost In The Moment (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Close up in last place, improved halfway, switched right 2f out, effort when not clear run and struck on head by rivals whip, switched left inside final furlong, soon led and ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 4f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gd in Jun beating I'm Your Man (9-3) by hd, 4 ran.
Masterstroke (USA) 11-1 (8-11) 3rd of 18, 7l behind Solemia (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gs in Oct.
Mijhaar 7-2 (9-11) Led, headed and ridden 3 1/2f out, soon weakened quickly, last of 7, 39l behind Ernest Hemingway (9-11) at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Montaser (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Dwelt, held up in rear, smooth headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, no impression with leaders inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 9l behind Sun Central (9-5) at York 1m 6f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf in Jul.
Sheikhzayedroad 8-1 (8-12) Dwelt, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Forgotten Voice (9-2) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf in Jun.