Saeed Bin Suroor boasts a good strike rate at the track so SADDAQA is likely to prove popular after a good effort at Newbury. She's preferred to stablemate and newcomer Waha and gets plenty of weight from the returning Ruwaiyan, who has claims on his narrow-margin defeat at Newmarket last season. Hunting Ground has the more recent form and makes more appeal than Shemaal but the newcomer Generous George and the lowly-rated Una Bella Cosa look up against it.
Generous George (IRE) Generous gelding out of Bolino Swing.
Ruwaiyan (USA) 10-11fav (9-1) Led after 1f, driven over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon no chance with leading pair, weakened into 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 14l behind Blazing Speed (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Aug '12.
Hunting Ground (USA) 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 4f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 12l behind Retirement Plan (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (4) gf in Jun.
Shemaal (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Mid-division, pushed along over 5f out, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 14l behind Eshtiaal (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Saddaqa (USA) 5-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Bonanza Creek (8-13) at Newbury 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gd.
Una Bella Cosa 12-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 9l behind Imaginary World (9-3) at Southwell 7f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) fbs.
Waha (IRE) Oasis Dream filly out of Hazarayna.