This is a minor meeting, mainly for local horses with all races on Tapeta. Respect Me never got into the action at Abu Dhabi last week, his first start since finishing runner-up to subsequent Listed winner Astonishing at Kempton last summer. Sooth Al Ssalam finished a long way in front of him at Abu Dhabi but has looked better over further than this. Istikshaf was a costly failure in the UK and finished a long way last on his debut here in January. His former stablemate Mountain Lion looks more reliable having shown plenty of pace on his opening run here but Tahadee hasn't taken to the surface and Year Of Glory, though running quite well, has a poor draw to overcome. MURASIL started favourite for a maiden over 1m3f on his reappearance but weakened late after holding every chance. Today's trip can enable him to gain his first success.
Arabian Skies (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Raced green towards rear, pushed along and headway 3f out, ridden to chase winner entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Dashing Star (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov '12.
Expert Answer 14-1 (8-12) 6th of 13, 8l behind Stalactite (8-3) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 6f mdn stks.
I'tilaf Street Cry horse out of Be Happy.
Lake Hawk (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) last of 11, well behind Ghost Army (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3f mdn stks in Feb.
Merjaan 50-1 (8-12) 8th of 13, 9l behind Stalactite (8-3) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 6f mdn stks.
Murasil (USA) 5-2fav (8-11) 8th of 11, 13l behind Ghost Army (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3f mdn stks in Feb.
Respect Me (8-12) 10th of 14, 8l behind Covert Desire (8-13) at Abu Dhabi(UAE) 1m 3f mdn stks gf.
Sooth Al Ssalam (USA) (8-7) 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Covert Desire (8-13) at Abu Dhabi(UAE) 1m 3f mdn stks gf.
Dubawitech (IRE) Dubawi colt out of Idonea.
Francistown (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Slowly away raced green in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on, never a factor, 4th of 7, 17l behind Istimraar (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Istikshaf (IRE) 6-1 (8-5) last of 15, 32l behind Touch Gold (8-12) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp in Jan.
Mountain Lion (IRE) 13-2 (8-5) 8th of 15, 6l behind Touch Gold (8-12) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp in Jan.
Salvadori (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) 9th of 11, 5l behind He's No Saint (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 7f con stks gd in Feb.
Tahadee (IRE) 10-3 (8-9) last of 13, 37l behind Stalactite (8-3) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 6f mdn stks.
Year Of Glory (IRE) 13-2 (8-7) 3rd of 9, 3l behind Returning Hero (9-0) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 1m mdn stks in Feb.