Classic Punch is 5lb higher than last month's win at Newmarket and Suits Me races off an 8lb higher mark than when successful over C&D in June. Udabaa has struggled since scoring at Haydock in the summer and it was only a claimer that Demolition won at York on his latest start. Royal Revival wasn't beaten far in a better handicap than this at Meydan last time, but that was back in March, and a chance is taken on FATTSOTA. A winner in his native Italy, the handicapper has had to guess at his ability, but Marco Botti has eased his burden by booking a decent apprentice. He's not in the same league as his half-brother, the mighty Falbrav, but today's trip on fast ground will suit and any support in the betting would boost confidence.
Royal Revival 25-1 (8-13) 6th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Steele Tango (9-6) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcap gd in Mar.
Classic Punch (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, soon every chance, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Modun (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) pol.
Suits Me 10-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened and eased final furlong, 10th of 11, 20l behind High Twelve (9-7) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jul.
Udabaa (IRE) 7-2 (9-13) With leader, pushed along inside final 3f, every chance when hung right and bumped 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 10l behind Tinshu (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Demolition 5-4fav (9-4) Always prominent, driven to challenge over 2f out, soon every chance, led over 1f out, held on gamely, won at York 1m 2f clm stks (4) gd beating Space War (9-5) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Fattsota (8-12) 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Fausto (8-11) at San Siro(ITY) 1m 2f stks gd in Jun.
Hong Kong Island (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, short of room over 3f out, ridden to chase leader 2f out, soon every chance, stayed on one pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Shernando (9-1) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Aug.
Art History (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Held up mid-division, effort over 3f out, one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 16, 9l behind Beaten Up (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 2f stks 0-85 (3) gd.