Fulbright has been in tremendous form this season with five victories and all ground seem to come alike to him. However, his latest neck defeat of Tazahum at Sandown brings DANCE AND DANCE into the equation. The former was receiving 11lb from the selection when beating him at Newmarket and Ed Vaughan's charge has since run well in a Grade 1 race at Woodbine. Firebeam has claims back over today's trip and makes more appeal than Eton Forever and Pepper Lane while Saeed Bin Suroor's decent record in this race suggests Colonial may bounce back to form. Dubawi Sound remains unexposed but has done his winning on fast ground so far.
Fulbright 6-4fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, slight lead when driven hung right and bumped runner up inside final furlong, held on towards finish, won at Sandown 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Sep beating Tazahum (9-4) by nk, 4 ran.
Colonial (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) last of 16, 25l behind Delegator (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp gd in Feb.
Dance And Dance (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Off slw,all out str, 5th of 9, 7l behind Wise Dan (8-9) at Woodbine(USA) 1m grd stk (1) gd in Sep.
Dubai Hills 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 9l behind Clockmaker (9-1) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Sep.
Dubawi Sound 9-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, switched right over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon went 3rd, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Gordon Lord Byron (9-0) at York 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Aug.
Eton Forever (IRE) 11-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 13l behind Gordon Lord Byron (9-0) at York 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Aug.
Firebeam 4-1 (9-5) Prominent, 2nd halfway and led 1 1/2f out, headed under pressure inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 11, 3l behind Maarek (9-8) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) in Sep.
Jonny Mudball 40-1 (9-5) Led far side group, close up, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 21, 6l behind Idler (8-5) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Webbow (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Cape Classic (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Pepper Lane 8-1 (8-10) Chaseed leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 11l behind Mince (8-11) at York 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Sep.