Godolphin generally win this classic trial and have a strong hand again with Expressiy, Caring Touch and Winter Lightning The former has the stronger claims after winning at Newmarket and on her only all-weather start at Chelmsford so she's greatly respected as is Caring Touch, a comfortable winner on Tapeta at Newcastle last month. She has a wide draw to contend with but the beautifully-bred Winter Lightning is berthed well enough and made a promising debut at Newmarket. However, all three may meet their match in RAYYA. Those who witnessed Doug Watson's Dirt-bred filly demolish a field of maidens over the track and trip last month won't want to miss her here and she can take this before heading for the fillies' classic. Scandinavian form has rarely held up here and Two Shots Of Happy, who has won four of her six starts, has an outside draw to contend with while Karl Burke's Newcastle winner Line House will need to make major progress to get involved.
Bella Dubai (USA) (8-9) 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind One Season (9-0) at Meydan 7f mdn stks fst in Dec.
Bint Huwaar (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Awkwardly away, mid-division, pushed along on inside over 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 13 1/4l behind Expressiy (9-6) at Chelmsford City 7f fll stks (4) pol in Oct.
Caring Touch (USA) 10-3 (9-0) Awkwardly away, close up, pushed along and headway to chase leaders 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newcastle 1m mdn fll stks (5) pol in Dec beating Angelina D'or (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Expressiy (FR) 6-1 (9-0) Keen early close up, ridden and slightly outpaced over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Hikmaa (9-0) at Newbury 7f lst fll stks (1) sft in Oct.
Follow The Feeling (USA) (8-5) 12th of 16, 11 3/4l behind Cachao (9-6) at Jebel Ali 7f mdn stks fst in Dec.
Hawazen (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) 6th of 10, 16 3/4l behind Rayya (9-0) at Meydan 7f mdn fll stks fst in Dec.
Heart Power 5-1 (9-0) 3rd of 10, 12 3/4l behind Rayya (9-0) at Meydan 7f mdn fll stks fst in Dec.
Line House 5-1 (9-1) Keen tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind On The Warpath (9-9) at Southwell 7f stks (5) pol in Dec.
More Than More (USA) 50-1 (9-0) Dwelt, mid-division, under pressure halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 16 1/4l behind Vitamin (9-0) at Newmarket 7f fll stks (4) gd in Aug.
Rayya (USA) 2-1fav (9-0) won at Meydan 7f mdn fll stks fst in Dec beating Sa'ada (9-0) by 9 3/4l, 10 ran.
Sa'ada (USA) 16-1 (9-0) 2nd of 10, 9 3/4l behind Rayya (9-0) at Meydan 7f mdn fll stks fst in Dec.
Two Shots Of Happy (IRE) (9-2) won at Jagersro 5f stks fst in Oct
Winter Lightning (IRE) 11-4jfav (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Veracious (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (4) gd in Oct.
Zahrat Jumeirah (USA) (8-5) 10th of 14, 11 1/2l behind Daffg (8-9) at Meydan 7f fst in Jan.