Godolphin's Winterlude is unbeaten in two starts on Polytrack and was impressive at Lingfield in October. The more exposed Tha'ir also represents the home team and he returned after a break to make most of the running over this trip on Turf and didn't fade until close home. SANSHAAWES had some smart placed form in Group company in South Africa and performed with credit on his reappearance following a very long break when a staying-on fourth behind Gabrial on Turf - he gets the vote in an open contest. Layali Al Andalus has been in good form though he has a bad habit of losing ground at the start. He finished just in front of Plantagenet over the track and trip last time but the latter, who has won from a higher mark here in the past, can take his revenge. Busker had Layali Al Andalus just over a length behind when scoring on Turf a fortnight ago but that race was run at a crawl. The globe-trotting Energia Davos has Group winning form to his credit in Brazil and was a bit unlucky in a Listed race at Lingfield in December. He caught the eye on his return to this track last month and should be kept on the right side.
Busker (USA) 10-1 (8-8) 4th of 14, 2l behind Saxo Jack (8-6) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp gd in Jan.
Chapter Seven 16-1 (8-11) 9th of 14, 5l behind Saxo Jack (8-6) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp gd in Jan.
Interpret (USA) 33-1 (9-0) 14th of 16, 20l behind Prince Bishop (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Group 2 sks (1).
Energia Davos (BRZ) 11-2 (9-3) 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Cat O'Mountain (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3f hcp in Jan.
Tha'ir (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Sheikhzayedroad (9-3) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp std in Jan.
Auditor (USA) 20-1 (8-13) 7th of 12, 5l behind Gabrial (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f hcp 0-110 gd in Jan.
Manchester (FR) (9-8) won at Taby(SWE) 1m 2f hcp in Oct, 0 ran.
Sanshaawes (SAF) 11-4fav (9-0) 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Gabrial (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f hcp 0-110 gd in Jan.
Winterlude (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) In touch, headway to lead entering final 3f, headed 2f out, ridden to lead again inside final furlong, asserted towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Oct beating Cafe Society (9-1) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Fantastic Moon 14-1 (8-11) 10th of 12, 15l behind Gabrial (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f hcp 0-110 gd in Jan.
Layali Al Andalus 10-1 (8-5) 2nd of 10, hd behind Windhoek (8-10) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp in Jan.
Specific Gravity (FR) 7-1 (9-6) 7th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Jawhar (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp std in Jan.
Pisco Sour (USA) 25-1 (8-11) 10th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Sheikhzayedroad (9-3) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp std in Jan.
Plantagenet (SPA) 14-1 (8-6) 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Windhoek (8-10) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp in Jan.
Red Dubawi (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) 12th of 14, 6l behind Jamesie (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 in Jan.
Start Right 16-1 (8-8) 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Ottoman Empire (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f hcp in Jan.
Storm Belt (USA) 14-1 (9-0) 7th of 8, 11l behind Interpret (9-0) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 1m 2f 3yo Listed stks in Jan.
Golden Aquila (IRE) (9-6) 6th of 11, 4l behind Bolingbroke (9-2) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 4f stks gs in Sep.
Counterfeiter (9-2) won at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 1m 2f 3yo stk gs in Sep beating Corycian (9-2) by 1l, 10 ran.
Restraint of Trade (IRE) 4-1 (8-7) 10th of 14, 8l behind Certerach (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 4f hcp 105 gd in Jan.