Godolphin's stable jockeys ride the long-time absentee Energiser and the Listed winner Tha'ir but Kieren Fallon will be delighted to have picked up a possible winning mount on CODE OF HONOR and few ride the track as well as the former champion. The four-year-old appeared to get better as last season progressed and produced a superb effort when just failing to catch Educate in the Cambridgeshire. Star Empire has won three races in South Africa and two on this track though this looks too short as his latest success came over 1m6f. Dabadiyan completed a hat-trick in Ireland before just failing to concede 5lb to Afonso De Sousa at Dundalk but it's a surprise to see Aussie Reigns on Turf after he produced his best ever run to land a Listed event on Polytrack at Kempton in November. So Beautiful didn't manage a victory at last year's Carnival but ran well in some tough races and should be respected while Sahawar was placed in Listed company in France before finishing down the field in the Arc. Sheikhzayedroad didn't stay the trip in the Ebor but had previously been placed at Group level and David Simcock will have him straight for this.
Star Empire (SAF) 11-1 (9-0) 5th of 10, 4l behind Cavalryman (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 2m Grp 3 (1) gd in Mar.
So Beautiful (FR) 28-1 (9-0) 9th of 10, 5l behind Sajjhaa (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Grp 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Sheikhzayedroad 14-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway under pressure over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace from over 1f out, never near leaders, 9th of 14, 6l behind Tiger Cliff (9-0) at York 1m 6f hcp (2) sft in Aug.
Chapter Seven 7-2 (9-2) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 10l behind Nabucco (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f Listed stks (1) sft in Nov.
Code Of Honor 12-1 (8-13) Hampered start, held up in rear stands side, switched right and headway well over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ran on well, just failed, 2nd of 31, shd behind Educate (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Dabadiyan (IRE) 11-10fav (9-7) Soon 2nd, dropped to 3rd on inner before halfway, ridden in 2nd 2f out, kept on same pace without reaching winner over 1f out, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Afonso De Sousa (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo stks pol in Sep.
Energizer (GER) 8-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden and struggling 4f out, never on terms, last of 6, 9l behind Thought Worthy (8-12) at York 1m 4f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Aug '12.
Sahawar (FR) 250-1 (8-11) 11th of 17, 13l behind Treve (8-8) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
Sefri (USA) .
Aussie Reigns (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, soon ridden, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m 4f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov beating Dick Doughtywylie (9-6) by 1l, 7 ran.
Tha'ir (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders far side, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 11th of 31, 7l behind Educate (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Pisco Sour (USA) 14-1 (8-13) 6th of 10, 13l behind Kassiano (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3f hcp in Feb.