Richard Fahey has already tasted success at the Carnival with Gabrial, who had earlier finished runner-up to MUSHREQ here with his stablemate Tales Of Grimm beaten 4l. The winner, who won twice here last year including a Group 2, is the top-rated and should continue his winning ways. Trade Storm was also in tremendous form here a year ago winning twice including at Group 2 level so he has to be a threat. Brendan Bracken was conceding Shuruq 5lb when beaten less than a length three weeks ago so a big run from the winner earlier will point to his chances. Steeler also ran in Shuruq's race and performed with credit as it was his first start since finishing third in the 2012 Racing Post Trophy. Maputo has joined Godolphin after doing well for Mark Johnston for who he won six times including a Group 3 in Ireland. Mujaarib is a regular performer at the highest level in South Africa and the Group 2 winner will be ready for this despite a long absence while Tasady, a Group 2 winner in France for Andre Fabre, has to be considered despite her liking for soft ground.
Mushreq (AUS) 7-2fav (9-0) won at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Listed stks (1) std beating Gabrial (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Educate 8-1fav (9-9) Held up towards rear far side, headway over 3f out, led group 2f out, hung left over 1f out, led overall inside final furlong, just held on, won at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep beating Code Of Honor (8-13) by shd, 31 ran.
Trade Storm 17-2 (8-9) Rallied gamely inside, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Wise Dan (8-12) at Woodbine(USA) 1m Grp 1 gd in Sep.
Tasaday (USA) 5-2fav (8-11) 2nd of 9, shd behind Dalkala (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 2f flls Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
Steeler (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Shuruq (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Group 2 sks (1).
Zambucca (SAF) 9-1 (9-7) No extra late, 7th of 14, 3l behind Seal (9-9) at Turffontein(SAF) 1m 1f hcp Grp 3 gd in Jun.
Van Rooney (USA) 16-1 (9-4) 6th of 16, 1l behind Zain Shamardal (9-6) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp.
Maputo 6-1 (8-9) 10th of 13, 26l behind Cirrus Des Aigles (8-13) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 2f Grp 2 (1) sft in Oct.
Dastarhon (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) 7th of 16, 5l behind Sommerabend (9-1) at Deauville(FR) 7f Listed stks fbs in Dec.
Mujaarib (AUS) 12-1 (9-9) 4th of 9, 5l behind Variety Club (9-9) at Greyville(SAF) 7f stks gd in May.
Tales Of Grimm (USA) 8-1 (9-0) 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Mushreq (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Listed stks (1) std.
Brendan Brackan (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) 3rd of 10, 1l behind Shuruq (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Group 2 sks (1).