DUBAI QUEEN's comeback win at Goodwood is working out well with the horses immediately behind having both won since. Luca Cumani's filly should show further progress today and gets the nod in what looks a tight handicap. Dimension won at Kempton on his return and has claims along with Ektibaas, who completed a double when scoring at Warwick on his handicap debut beating last week's winner Sagramor. Newbury maiden winner Quadrant is another to consider, along with the returning Maywood, but recent winners Cloud Illusions and Yojimbo may find at least a couple too good in this company.
Dimension 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, always travelling well, led approaching final furlong, quickened clear, impressive, won at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (4) pol beating Danehill Dante (9-3) by 4l, 14 ran.
The Tichborne (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, narrowly headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace after, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Harry Luck (8-11) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Catalyze 8-1 (9-0) Tracked winner until ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 8l behind Dubawi Gold (9-0) at Ascot 7f 2yo stks (2) gs in Oct.
Maywood 13-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, driven out, won at Brighton 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct beating Choral (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Cruiser 14-1 (7-11) Towards rear and keen, ridden 2f out, soon headway, one pace, 7th of 17, 6l behind Sagramor (8-2) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp (2) gf.
Dubai Queen (USA) 15-8fav (8-9) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, shaken up and quickened to lead inside final furlong, readily, won at Goodwood 1m mdn stks (5) gf beating Trojan Nights (9-0) by 1l, 15 ran.
Ektibaas 5-1 (8-12) Led over 7f out, pressed 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, driven out, won at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Sagramor (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Quadrant (IRE) 13-8fav (9-3) Always prominent, pushed up to challenge 2f out, led just over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, led again last stride, won at Newbury 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf beating Moone's My Name (8-12) by shd, 17 ran.
Cloud Illusions (USA) 10-1 (9-7) Held up, headway over 2f out, soon led, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Imaginary World (9-0) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Golden Hinde 25-1 (8-12) Raced center overall leader until 3f out, soon weakened, eased final 2f, last of 7, 50l behind Buthelezi (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Yojimbo (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Chased leader until slightly lost place over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Goodwood 7f 3yo mdn aut (5) gd in Apr beating Tinaheely (8-12) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Biaraafa (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Held up, switched to race stands side over 5f out, not much room 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Rhythm Of Light (8-13) at Newbury 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf.