Reem won over today's trip at Meydan before landing a Listed prize over further at the same track in March and Mike De Kock's charge is not easily dismissed on his comeback. Manassas won the Buckingham Palace Stakes at Ascot in June though that win came on soft ground, while Captain Ramius and Masked Dance both won decent handicaps last month but will find life tougher in this grade. Mr David has claims on his earlier fourth in the Bunbury Cup at this track and may well figure, but lurking at the bottom of the weights is the unexposed UNEX EL GRECO. He blotted his copybook with a show of temperament at Lingfield back in April but has been given time to mature and is taken to build on the promise he showed as a two-year-old.
Reem (AUS) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, short of room 2f out, one pace final furlong, 8th of 14, 13l behind Khawlah (8-3) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f 3yo Grp 2 (1) in Mar.
Manassas (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 9th of 23, 5l behind Bronze Prince (8-6) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gs in Jul.
Citrus Star (USA) 14-1 (9-7) In touch, headway to chase leader 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 18, 9l behind Dance And Dance (9-4) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Lowther 18-1 (9-3) Went left start, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 10th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Quest For Success (9-7) at Hamilton 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jul.
Imperial Guest 16-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 23, 4 1/2l behind Bronze Prince (8-6) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gs in Jul.
Axiom 10-1 (9-3) Held up in centre group, ridden and lost place over 3f out, 24th of 25, well behind Manassas (9-0) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) sft in Jun.
Captain Ramius (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Kingscroft (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Mr David (USA) 25-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, 18th of 19, 15l behind Boom And Bust (8-10) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Imperial Djay (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, under pressure over 2f out, stayed on well, never nearer, 10th of 23, 5l behind Bronze Prince (8-6) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gs in Jul.
Masked Dance (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, soon hard pressed, held on near finish, won at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jul beating Clockmaker (9-10) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Bawaardi (IRE) 15-2 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced 2f out, soon lost place, no impression when eased near finish, 10th of 14, 13l behind Imperial Djay (9-3) at Newcastle 7f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jun.
Internationaldebut (IRE) 11-2 (9-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Grissom (9-4) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Kellys Eye (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Always in rear, 12th of 13, 6l behind Kingscroft (8-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Primaeval 11-2 (9-13) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, pressed for 3rd close home, never going pace to reach leading duo, 4th of 10, 5l behind Rave (9-2) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Bravo Echo 9-1 (9-6) Pushed along mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 15, 15l behind Zero Money (9-10) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Unex El Greco 7-1 (9-0) Relucant to jump, swerved left on leaving stalls and unseated rider, in a race won by Dubawi Gold (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 3yo Listed stks (1) pol in Apr, 10 ran.