OLYMPIC GLORY only suffered one defeat last season, against Dawn Approach in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot. He won the Group 1 Grand Criterium at Longchamp over a mile in October and is difficult to oppose on his reappearance. Moohaajim was a smart performer over 6f last season, running Reckless Abandon to a neck in the Middle Park after landing the Group 2 Mill Reef here earlier. He looks a sprinter but can't be ignored and is preferred to Sir Patrick Moore, who had his limitations exposed after winning here and in France, while Musselburgh third Hiddon Coin looks well out of his depth. Correspondent also has a mountain to climb according to official figures but at least has some scope.
Correspondent 8-15fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, comfortable (hand timed), won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo nov stks (5) pol in Nov beating Bottle Blonde (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.
Hiddon Coin (IRE) 18-1 (8-4) Led, hung left on bend well over 3f out, soon challenged, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Newstead Abbey (8-10) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Mar.
Moohaajim (IRE) 9-4fav (8-12) Dwelt held up mid-division, headway 2f out, challenged winner entering final furlong, soon every chance, ran on, just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Reckless Abandon (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 1 (1) gs in Oct.
Olympic Glory (IRE) 6-4fav (8-13) won at Longchamp(FR) 7f 2yo Grp 1 (1) gs in Oct beating What A Name (8-10) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Sir Patrick Moore (FR) 50-1 (9-0) Held up in 5th, took keen hold, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 14l behind Kingsbarns (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.