After a couple of short-priced defeats, DESERT WINGS went to Kempton and landed a maiden by eight lengths from a subsequent winner. It wasn't much of a race but a mark of 82 could prove very lenient and he'll be ready for this. Musaddas represents Saeed Bin Suroor though not Godolphin. He was beaten when long odds-on by a horse rated 10lb below him at Wolverhampton where he pulled much too hard. Light Burst has his first start here but doesn't appear to have been done many favours in the ratings while Jamhoori needed every yard of the mile when scoring here at the beginning of the year. The latter's stablemate Colour Guard has won three times in his career - all at Southwell - though not for almost two years but the front-running Al Farahidi went well in his last two starts in November and will lead them a merry dance. Mundahesh scored over the course and distance in November before a moderate effort over an extra furlong.
Discoverer (IRE) (8-13) last of 12, well behind Nawwaar (8-13) at Abu Dhabi(UAE) 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Dec.
Light Burst (USA) 7-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, edged left final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Free Spin (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Mundahesh (IRE) 7-2fav (8-11) 8th of 13, 3l behind Ghaamer (8-7) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp.
Darkening (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) 20th of 15, 23l behind Shaishee (8-8) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 7f hcp.
Jamhoori 8-1 (9-2) won at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp beating Dairam (8-10) by shd, 14 ran.
Toolain (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) 12th of 14, 16l behind Innocuous (9-1) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp 0-100 in Jan '13.
Black Snowflake (USA) 6-1 (8-9) last of 13, 3l behind Ghaamer (8-7) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp.
Colour Guard 12-1 (8-9) 5th of 13, 3l behind Ghaamer (8-7) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp.
Al Farahidi (USA) 10-1 (9-6) 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Mundahesh (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcap in Nov.
Forevertheoptimist (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) 4th of 13, 3l behind Hattaash (9-6) at Meydan(UAE) 6f hcp.
Musaddas 4-11fav (9-5) Pulled very hard, in touch, headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Arms (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Scotland Forever (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Kanaf (9-6) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 7f hcp in Dec.
Desert Wings (IRE) 5-4fav (9-5) Took keen hold tracking leader, led 2f out, clear when ridden over 1f out, easily, won at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct beating Tasrih (9-7) by 8l, 10 ran.
Glenleven (USA) 12-1 (9-2) 7th of 15, 10l behind Funon (9-6) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 7f hcp in Nov.
Shamekh (GER) 25-1 (9-5) 14th of 16, 31l behind Enery (9-5) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 7f hcp in Dec.
Baransky 25-1 (8-9) 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Jamhoori (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp.
Zurbriggen 4-5fav (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 6l behind Appease (9-9) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Maltese Cat (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) won at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp beating Tamarrud (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.