Daddy Long Legs has gone backwards so Master Plan, a Group 3 winner at Greyville in July, looks best of the Mike De Kock duo. Chapter Seven was conceding a stone to Haafaguinea when narrowly beaten at Newbury in September so on these terms should have few problems reversing the form with that rival. However, finishing a close fourth that day was SAXO JACK, who has changed stables and is now with Saeed Bin Suroor. He showed very good speed on his reappearance here before blowing up and can get back on the winning trail. Aussie Reigns is a very smart and consistent handicapper who was having his first start in Dubai when just failing to catch Sheikhzayedroad a fortnight ago. The consistent Busker was given a lovely ride to land a very slowly-run affair three weeks ago though there's more likely to be a faster pace here but Jawhar did well to score over a mile as he's better over today's trip and should go well.
Master Plan (SAF) 4-1 (9-9) Finished strongly, won at Greyville(SAF) 1m 3f grd stk in Jul beating Patriotic Rebel (8-4) by nk, 11 ran.
Daddy Long Legs (USA) 11-2 (9-6) last of 10, 25l behind Windhoek (8-10) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp.
Energia Eros (BRZ) 12-1 (9-12) Mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 27l behind Castilo Del Diablo (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcap (2) pol.
Chapter Seven 16-1 (9-2) 8th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Sheikhzayedroad (9-3) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp std.
Aussie Reigns (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Sheikhzayedroad (9-3) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp std.
Haafaguinea 9-1 (9-2) 2nd of 12, 2l behind Cat O'Mountain (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3f hcp.
Sefri (USA) 25-1 (9-2) 11th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Sheikhzayedroad (9-3) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp std.
Burano (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) 10th of 12, 24l behind Cat O'Mountain (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3f hcp.
Busker (USA) 12-1 (8-10) won at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f hcp beating Layali Al Andalus (8-5) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Jawhar (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) won at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp std beating Oasis Dancer (8-13) by shd, 16 ran.
Saxo Jack (FR) 4-1 (9-0) 6th of 12, 10l behind Cat O'Mountain (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3f hcp.
Expense Claim (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) 5th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Jawhar (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp gd in Feb.
Izaaj (USA) 20-1 (8-5) 9th of 10, 12l behind Windhoek (8-10) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp.
Moonlight Dash (9-0) won at Abu Dhabi(UAE) 1m 3f hcp gf, 12 ran.