Frankie Dettori's presence at the meeting is solely to ride ECLIPTIC, who hasn't been seen since finishing runner-up to King Torus in the Group 2 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket last July. It's obviously a risk supporting him after such a long absence but he's the class act here. Godolphin are also represented by Al Aasifh and Atlantis Star with the former much more likely to produce a big effort. Mabait progressed nicely last year, ending the campaign with two very good efforts at Group 2 level. He ran poorly in Dubai earlier this year but has the ability to make his presence felt. Inler ended last season winning a Class 2 at Doncaster but has been a major disappointment at a higher level this campaign.
Lord Zenith 5-2 (9-0) Led and raced keenly, hung right on bend from 4f out, headed over 3f out, weakened and well beaten in last inside final 3f, eased inside final furlong, tailed off, last of 4, 28l behind Prince Siegfried (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f cond Stakes (3) gd in Jul.
Mabait 12-1 (8-13) Settled rear, never able to challenge, 10th of 12, 9l behind Derbaas (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in Feb.
Al Aasifh (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on and always held, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Firebeam (8-11) at Haydock 7f cond Stakes (3) gs in Sep.
Atlantis Star 40-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, held up in touch in 5th, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 16l behind King Torus (8-11) at Haydock 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Sep.
Inler (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 7l behind Colonial (9-0) at Warwick 7f cond Stakes (3) gd in Aug.
Mon Cadeaux 11-2 (8-11) Held up in rear, never a factor, 7th of 8, 9l behind Colonial (9-0) at Warwick 7f cond Stakes (3) gd in Aug.
Oasis Dancer 25-1 (9-7) Led 4f, soon weakened, tailed off, 19th of 20, 21l behind Smarty Socks (8-11) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Ecliptic (USA) 5-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, led over 5f out, ridden over 1f out, swerved right under pressure inside final furlong, soon headed, rallied near finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind King Torus (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul '10.
Polar Annie 5-2fav (9-11) Made all, ridden 2f out, just held on, won at Chepstow 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug beating Only You Maggie (9-0) by hd, 8 ran.
Simpulse 33-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 12, 16l behind Minety Lass (9-1) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.