Modun won last year's renewal and should be in the shake-up again but CALVADOS BLUES sports Godolphin's first colours. He returned to action with a decent second at Newmarket three weeks ago and last year's placed efforts at Meydan included a third in the Sheema Classic to the ill-fated Rewilding. A repeat of that form would make him the one to beat here but Sagramor will be no pushover. Hughie Morrison's colt went close at Deauville last time having chased home Carlton House in the Brigadier Gerard at Sandown before that. French raider Haya Landa has placed form in Group company and so does ex-German colt Arrigo, though he was tailed off at Newbury on his belated seasonal debut. Dandino is hard to win with nowadays so the tough Mijhaar may be best of the rest.
Arrigo (GER) 25-1 (9-4) Raced in 3rd and off the pace, pushed along over 4f out, weakened and hung left 3f out, tailed off, last of 6, 34l behind Mount Athos (9-4) at Newbury 1m 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug.
Calvados Blues (FR) 5-1 (9-1) Raced awkwardly led, joined centre group over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, rallied to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Laajooj (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f cond Stakes (2) gf in Aug.
Circumvent 12-1 (8-12) Pushed along leaving stalls to go prominent after 1f, led over 8f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on, not pace of winner, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Retrieve (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f cnd stks (4yo+) (3) pol in May.
Dandino 13-2 (9-0) Held up in 5th, headway on inside over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd 1f out, stayed on same pace and no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Quest For Peace (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.
Incendo 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, steady headway 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong on far side rail, just held, 4th of 11, 1/2l behind Silvery Moon (9-6) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Mijhaar 7-2fav (9-6) Held up towards rear of mid-division, steady headway when badly hampered and almost brought down inside final 3f, not recover, no chance when eased over 1f out, tailed off, 15th of 18, 37l behind King's Warrior (8-9) at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Modun (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up well in rear, headway 3f out, stayed on to one pace 3rd over 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Mount Athos (9-4) at Newbury 1m 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug.
Sagramor (8-11) 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Don Bosco (8-11) at Deauville(FR) 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.
Haya Landa (FR) (9-4) 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind La Pomme D'amour (9-4) at Deauville(FR) 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gs in Aug.
Fattsota 7-1 (9-1) Made most, ridden 2f out, ran on, won at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jul beating Cill Rialaig (9-6) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.