Godolphin have eight of the 15 entries. Frankie Dettori hit the ground running with a double last week so High End, last seen beaten a length in a Goodwood Listed contest in September, should attract support. But STAR SAFARI (NAP) could be anything having landed a Carnival handicap on just his fourth start in February. The son of Sea The Stars will be expected to step up this campaign, starting with this. Majestic Mambo wasn't too far behind that day and Mike De Kock should have him spot-on. Cape Cavalli never got going over the track and trip three weeks ago but ran on into second and the outing will have brought him on considerably while Royal Marine, who had a couple of runs here last winter, ended his campaign in the UK with a neck defeat in a tough Newbury handicap where the winner was receiving 15lb.
High End 9-4fav (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Anna Nerium (8-11) at Goodwood 1m 2f lst stks (1) gs in Sep.
Royal Marine (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Last to break, held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway when not clear run over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 11, nk behind Ilaraab (8-8) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Raakib Alhawa (IRE) 125-1 (9-3) Raced centre, held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden and plugged on same pace inside final furlong,, 7th of 18, 6 1/4l behind Njord (9-5) at Ascot 1m hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Rastrelli (FR) (9-4) 5th of 12, 5 1/2l behind Eqtiraan (8-11) at Meydan 1m 1f hcp fst in Jan.
Majestic Mambo (SAF) (9-0) 5th of 12, 6 1/4l behind Gm Hopkins (9-0) at Abu Dhabi 1m 3f gd in Mar.
Melicertes (9-6) 9th of 13, 6 3/4l behind Wasim (8-13) at Meydan 7f hcp fst in Jan.
Star Safari (8-7) won at Meydan 1m 2f hcp gd in Feb beating Franz Kafka (8-6) by 1l, 9 ran.
Seniority (9-5) last of 13, 23 1/4l behind Wasim (8-13) at Meydan 7f hcp fst in Jan.
Influencer (8-12) 5th of 7, 6l behind Pretreville (9-3) at Craon 1m lst stks (1) in Sep.
Bright Melody (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Held up in mid-division on rail, switched left over 4f out, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, 2nd and every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 3 3/4l behind Junkanoo (8-0) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Passion And Glory (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Led 1f, tracked leader, led again over 3f out, driven out, won at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (3) hvy in Oct beating Dark Lochnagar (9-0) by nk, 8 ran.
Al Maysan 16-1 (9-1) Close up, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Zabeel Champion (8-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp (2) sft in Jul.
Brilliant Light 8-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 17, 8 1/2l behind Kingbrook (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Cape Cavalli (IRE) (8-8) 2nd of 12, 4l behind Eqtiraan (8-11) at Meydan 1m 1f hcp fst in Jan.
Ya Hayati (USA) 20-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, ridden and well beaten over 2f out, 11th of 14, 21 1/4l behind Highland Chief (9-7) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp (2) sft in Jun.