MUSHREQ gets the vote as though he needed his first two runs here a year ago he then scored twice including a Group 2. He's more likely to be ready this time, as is stablemate David Livingston, well beaten on his only start here a year ago but later a Group 2 winner at Haydock. Dux Scholar was in tremendous form at last year's Carnival and continued in the same vein throughout though he's rarely run at a trip this far. The lightly-raced Tales Of Grimm, beaten a short-head in a Newmarket Group 3 in October, and the consistent Gabrial, represent Richard Fahey while Burano ran well for Brian Meehan here last year. Artigiano, twice runner-up in Group 2's in the UK as a juvenile, hasn't run since the Breeders' Cup meeting of that year.
Dux Scholar 50-1 (9-2) 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Moonlight Cloud (8-12) at Longchamp(FR) 7f Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
David Livingston (IRE) (9-6) 5th of 11, 2l behind Lost In The Moment (9-6) at Veliefendi(TUR) 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gf in Sep.
Artigiano (USA) 6-1 (8-10) Split foes 1/16,no bid, 6th of 15, 6l behind George Vancouver (8-10) at Santa Anita(USA) 1m 2yo Grp 1 (1) gd in Nov '12.
Tales Of Grimm (USA) 5-1 (9-3) Raced wide keen tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Dick Doughtywylie (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f Listed stks (1) pol in Dec.
Mushreq (AUS) 12-1 (9-0) 10th of 14, 7l behind Sajjhaa (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Grp 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Tarbawi (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) won at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f mdn stks in Dec beating Fa'iz (8-7) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Do It All (USA) 14-1 (9-0) last of 10, 18l behind Mushreq (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in Feb.
Fervent Prince 6-1 (9-10) 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Capital Attraction (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp in Dec '11.
Rasmy (9-4) 5th of 12, 8l behind Inthar (8-9) at Abu Dhabi(UAE) 1m 4f hcp gf.
Gabrial (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leader centre, driven and in touch when merged with stands side group over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Highland Knight (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Burano (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Led for 2f, settled in 3rd place 6f out, pushed along and outpaced inside final 2f, rallied inside final furlong, took 4th close home, 4th of 7, 6l behind Al Kazeem (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Derbaas (USA) 11-4 (9-3) 4th of 8, 5l behind Surfer (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3yo stks in Dec.
Elleval (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Held up, 8th halfway, pushed along 3f out, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 10l behind Brendan Brackan (9-7) at Curragh 1m Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.