Es Que Love will pop-up in one of these competitive handicaps before long but Sam Sharp has already done so. He scored at York last month and has been upped the usual 6lb. This is much tougher than Askaud's recent victories at Leicester and he's also 6lb higher to boot but Shebebi is not easily dismissed back over the mile trip. Both Godolphin runners have a chance on the book but neither have raced since taking part at Meydan earlier in the year while Trial Blaze needs to dig a bit deeper if he's to score off his current mark. KITTEN ON THE RUN is the interesting one in this. He hasn't set the world alight in a couple of starts over 1m2f for Luca Cumani but was a multiple winner in Italy over today's distance and we could see a different animal today.
Es Que Love (IRE) 15-2 (9-10) Tracked leader in far side group, ridden to lead overall 2f out, headed close home, 2nd of 19, 1l behind Field Of Dream (9-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gf.
Kinglet (USA) 6-1 (9-2) 6th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Mufarrh (9-6) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp in Feb.
Kitten On The Run (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 8th of 12, 7l behind Remote (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Snowboarder (USA) 25-1 (8-9) 4th of 12, 4l behind Lines of Battle (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Group 2 sks (1) in Mar.
Sam Sharp (USA) 15-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led entering final furlong, kept on well, won at York 1m 1f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun beating Silvery Moon (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Trail Blaze (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) With leader, led narrowly over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no impression with front pair final 100 yards, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Diescentric (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jun.
Askaud (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Raced wide alone, made all, ridden 2f out, driven out, won at Leicester 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Azrael (9-3) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Shebebi (USA) 7-1 (8-10) Pushed right start, tracked leaders, led 2f out, soon ridden, headed towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Ashaadd (8-13) at Haydock 7f hcp 105 (2) gf.