Complicate arrives from Australia having won five times there including a Listed handicap in October so a mark of 106 doesn't look harsh though along with stablemate Free Wheeling he isn't well drawn. Anaerobio ran well at last year's Carnival though he didn't show his best until landing a very strong handicap on his final start in February when ACROSS THE RHINE was around 4l behind but is now 7lb better off. The latter was behind the race-fit Nawwaar in a Listed contest at Abu Dhabi a month ago but was staying on at the finish and can reverse the form and take this. The Gold Cheongsam has his first start here but looks well enough treated and Jeremy Noseda will have him spot-on but the fly in the ointment could be Roi De Vitesse, who had some smart performers behind when landing a local Group race at Doha in February.
Iguazu Falls (USA) 10-1 (8-13) won at Jebel Ali(UAE) 1m hcp in Mar beating Touch Gold (8-10) by 3 1/2l, 15 ran.
Nawwaar (USA) (8-13) won at Abu Dhabi(UAE) 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Dec beating Derbaas (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Royal Ridge (SAF) 14-1 (9-0) 8th of 14, 12l behind African Story (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) in Mar.
Anaerobio (ARG) 5-1fav (8-9) won at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp gd in Feb beating Jaasoos (8-6) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.
Complicate (AUS) (8-7) won at Caulfield(AUS) 6f 4yo stk gd in Oct, 0 ran.
Disa Leader (SAF) 25-1 (9-1) 4th of 14, 7l behind African Story (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) in Mar.
Arnold Lane (IRE) 40-1 (9-9) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, effort over 1f out, no impression after, 8th of 18, 7l behind Jack Dexter (9-9) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks (1) sft in Nov.
Dafeef 25-1 (9-0) 10th of 16, 6l behind Le Drakkar (8-11) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp 0-110 fst in Jan '13.
Free Wheeling (AUS) 7-2 (8-11) Raced stand side tracked leader, ridden 2f out, led this trio briefly inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 5, 15l behind Highland Colori (8-13) at Doncaster 7f cond Stakes (3) sft in Oct.
Roi De Vitesse (IRE) (9-2) won at Dohar(QA) 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Feb beating Abeer (8-11) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
Dormello (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) 4th of 7, 6l behind Haatheq (9-4) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 1m 1f stks (3yo+) in Dec.
Across The Rhine (USA) (8-13) 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Nawwaar (8-13) at Abu Dhabi(UAE) 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Dec.
Gold City (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) 5th of 9, 7l behind Muarrab (9-0) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 6f stks (3yo+) in Dec.
McCartney (GER) (8-13) 4th of 12, 2l behind Nawwaar (8-13) at Abu Dhabi(UAE) 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Dec.
Now Spun (USA) 7-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and held up in last pair, weakened 2f out, soon eased, tailed off, last of 6, 39l behind Mister Music (8-13) at Bath 1m cond Stakes (3) gd in Sep.
The Gold Cheongsam (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Mince (8-13) at Newmarket 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in Oct.
Jaasoos (IRE) (8-13) 9th of 12, 25l behind Nawwaar (8-13) at Abu Dhabi(UAE) 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Dec.