Musawama finished runner-up to the useful Shooting Gallery over a mile at Sandown in September and the Derby entry looks likely to be a warm order on his reappearance. He carries Hamdan Al Maktoum's first colours here but a chance is taken on the owner's other runner TASHEYAAT. She's a half-sister to three winners, has an entry in the Oaks and Barry Hills has won a couple of maidens here with potentially smart three-year-olds in the last week. The remainder look to be fighting it out for the places and Diocese is just preferred to King Kieren as the best of those.
King Kieren (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) In touch, switched right over 2f out, ridden and headway entering final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Wily Fox (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Miles of Sunshine 33-1 (10-0) Led at steady pace, headed over 8f out and soon settled 3rd until over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 7l behind Jacobs Son (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
No Time For Tears (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, outpaced 2f out, kept on for hand riding to 4th inside final furlong, may do better, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Jacobs Son (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Diocese (USA) 11-2 (8-8) In touch, ridden 3f out, kept on, one pace, 6th of 11, 13l behind Countermarch (7-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol.
Harry Lime 4-1 (8-5) Soon in rear, ridden 5f out, never a factor, last of 9, 20l behind Crystal Sky (8-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Musawama (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, just held on to 2nd, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Shooting Gallery (8-10) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Viking Storm 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 17, 27l behind Al Kazeem (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) gs in Oct.
Yahafedh Alaih 25-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, tracked leaders ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 11l behind Whaileyy (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Tasheyaat Sakhee filly out of Almurooj.