tracked leader in group of 3 towards near side, chased winner entering final furlong, ran on under pressure, just held
steadied start, pulled hard and led group of 3 towards near side, disputing 2nd overall as groups merged approaching halfway, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
awkwardly away, held up in 3rd in group of 3 towards near side, headway and switched right over 1f out, ridden and plugged on into 3rd inside final furlong
raced centre, chased group leader, led overall 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
raced in centre, held up 3rd in group, pushed along over 2f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened
raced alone more towards far side of centre, hung left throughout, led overall until hung badly left and headed 2f out, weakened rapidly, eased
raced centre, tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on, driven out
Ennaadd didn’t enjoy the best of trips when sent off favourite at the All-Weather Championships last month and could only manage fourth. He has some fancy entries later in the year and should make a bold bid but MONDIALISTE (NAP) will be no pushover. Last year’s Arlington Million winner was well beaten in Dubai in March but David O’Meara’s charge will go close if anywhere near his best in this. Stablemate Firmament was runner-up in the Balmoral Handicap here in October but Kaspersky is preferred on his Group wins in Italy, though debuts for Jane Chapple-Hyam today. Tabarrak won over 7f here last season and Jim Crowley prefers him to both Algaith and Mootaharer, who has his first start since 2015.
Ennaadd 6-5fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 2l behind Sovereign Debt (9-5) at Lingfield 1m stks (2) pol in Apr.
Algaith (USA) 7-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on and no impression with winner, 2nd of 7, 3 1/4l behind Convey (9-5) at Pontefract 1m lst stks (1) gf in Jul.
Firmament 7-1 (9-8) Raced far side, took keen hold, in mid-division, headway when not much room over 1f out, squeezed through entering final furlong, ran on strongly towards finish, went never nearer 3rd close home, 3rd of 19, 1 1/2l behind Yuften (9-1) at Ascot 1m hcp (2) gd in Oct.
Kaspersky (IRE) (9-5) 7th of 8, 15 3/4l behind Greg Pass (9-2) at Capannelle 1m (1) sft in Oct.
Mondialiste (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) 11th of 13, 18 1/2l behind Vivlos (8-9) at Meydan 1m 1f Grp 1 Yielding in Mar.
Mootaharer (IRE) 4-7fav (9-0) Keen tracked leader, edged left and led over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Newmarket 7f mdn stks (4) gs in Oct beating Symbolic (9-0) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Tabarrak (IRE) 11-4jfav (9-7) Led, headed over 5f out, tracked leader until led again 2f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Mix And Mingle (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gf in Apr.