The colours of Godolphin and Hamdan Al Maktoum dominated the finish of Saturday's Dubai World Cup and this race could follow suit. The latter's representative may come out on top this time as THURAYAAT won well at Wolverhampton, despite still showing signs of inexperience. Sequined won her maiden at Kempton in the autumn and should win more races and the pair probably have more scope than Groovejet, on a four-timer after three victories over the winter, and Hedge End. The latter won three times last year but is still climbing the weights. Ifrika was second over a mile here on her reappearance but the extra 2f may be a problem.
Groovejet 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, challenged 3f out, led over 2f out, stayed on well and driven clear final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Southwell 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jan beating Big Kenny (8-3) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Hedge End (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Held up behind, driven and headway over 1f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec beating Irish Tears (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Sequined (USA) 10-11fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, smooth headway over 2f out, went 2nd 2f out, led soon after, pushed clear over 1f out, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct beating Swan Lakes (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Thurayaat 1-2fav (8-7) Made most, hung badly right from over 1f out, straightened inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn fll (5) pol in Mar beating Her Honour (8-7) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Mollasses 80-1 (9-0) Keen prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 14, 9l behind Taghrooda (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo stks (4) gd in Sep.
Isabella Beeton 5-4fav (8-1) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, kept on strongly, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec beating Indira (8-4) by 2l, 5 ran.
Ifrika 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders in 3rd, pushed along over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd place close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Crowdmania (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Layla's Red Devil (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 8l behind Regardez (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo stks (5) sft in Oct.