Godolphin's colours have been carried to victory in the last couple of renewals and KASSIANO can make it a hat-trick. He was in fine form at Meydan early this year when rattling up a treble and has a bit in hand with his nearest challenger, Trade Commissioner, on today's terms. The latter attempts today's longer trip for the first time on only his third start of the year and should have too much for winning handicapper Viewpoint. Ocean Applause looks up against it but Mujazif has plenty of scope on his first outing since April.
Kassiano (GER) 16-1 (9-0) 9th of 12, 14l behind Animal Kingdom (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f fll stks Grp 1 (1) in Mar.
Trade Commissioner (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, unable to quicken when carried right entering straight, no impression, 5th of 7, 9l behind Fire Ship (9-1) at Pontefract 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Jul.
Viewpoint (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, sustained progress on wide outside from 2f out, driven and chased leaders 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (2) gs in Jul beating Nabucco (9-9) by 1l, 16 ran.
Mujazif (IRE) 7-4 (9-2) Tracked leading pair on inside, pushed along 3f out, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, stayed on to dead heat for 2nd post, no chance with comfortable winner, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Queensberry Rules (9-2) at Sandown 1m con stks (3) gd in Apr.
Ocean Applause 14-1 (9-1) Dwelt switched to race stand side after 1f, held up, headway over 2f out, pressed leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace and lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Morpheus (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.