Bear Behind returns from Meydan with three good efforts in tough handicaps to his credit and likes to race prominently while Irish raider and multiple Dundalk winner Timeless Call will try and dictate from an inside draw. That should set the race up nicely for INTRANSIGENT as he faded close home on his first start since September over 6f last Saturday. Tarooq proved too good for him by a head on that occasion but he can reverse the form over today's minimum trip. Tarooq had beaten Woolfall Sovereign and last year's winner Fratellino earlier but, along with Farmleigh House and York Glory, finished behind Ladies Are Forever in a Listed sprint over 6f here three weeks ago. The latter can figure again and Taajub is not out of this either if running somewhere near his best on his reappearance.
Bear Behind (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Dux Scholar (9-6) at Meydan(UAE) 5f hcp gd in Feb.
Farmleigh House (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) Keen close up, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, carried right and no impression towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Ladies Are Forever (8-9) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb.
Fratellino 12-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Ladies Are Forever (8-9) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb.
Intransigent 10-3 (9-2) Close up, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 11, hd behind Tarooq (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcap (2) pol.
Taajub (IRE) 40-1 (9-10) 17th of 18, 17l behind Wizz Kid (9-7) at Longchamp(FR) 5f Grp 1 (1) gs in Oct.
Tarooq (USA) 11-4fav (9-6) In touch, not clear run 2f out, headway on inner over 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead final strides, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcap (2) pol beating Intransigent (9-2) by hd, 11 ran.
Woolfall Sovereign (IRE) 7-2fav (9-6) Towards finish, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Tarooq (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
York Glory (USA) 11-4 (9-0) Dwelt raced wide, keen towards rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, edged left, kept on, 4th of 9, 2l behind Ladies Are Forever (8-9) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb.
Ladies Are Forever 6-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, pushed along 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden and hung right towards finish, won at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb beating Farmleigh House (9-0) by 1l, 9 ran.
Timeless Call (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 2nd 2f out, stayed on to lead final 150 yards, headed final 50 yards, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Balmont Mast (9-11) at Dundalk 5f lst stks 2yo (1) pol in Oct.