Course specialist DUBAI HILLS made it five wins from six starts at this track when scoring over course and distance earlier this month. Bryan Smart's charge has been hit with a 10lb rise in the weights for his five-length victory but still gets the nod now he's proved he stays the trip. The Lock Master couldn't live with him last time and is doubly engaged with an entry at Doncaster today while Docofthebay was due to run at the same track yesterday. Caldercruix may figure but Frontier Fighter is in the form of his life and followed up an easy win at this track with an equally impressive victory at Wolverhampton a week ago. He looks the main threat to the selection ahead of Dr Red Eye.
Dubai Hills 11-2 (9-4) Chased leader, ridden 3f out, led entering final furlong, stayed on, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs beating Dubawi Island (9-0) by 5l, 9 ran.
Roninski (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Chased leaders disputing 4th, ridden well over 1f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, last of 11, 8l behind Atlantis Crossing (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Docofthebay (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up, ridden and kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Solar Deity (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f Listed stks (1) pol.
Frontier Fighter 10-11fav (9-13) Made all, stayed on strongly final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Spykes Bay (9-6) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
The Lock Master (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 11l behind Dubai Hills (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Dr Red Eye 20-1 (9-2) Led early, keen tracked leader until ridden over 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 4l behind Kickingthelilly (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Caldercruix (USA) 11-2 (9-3) Chased leader, ridden 3f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs beating Alpha Tauri (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.