The bottom three are in the same ownership. Maltese Cat has been beaten a long way in his last three starts and stable companion Initial has shown little since arriving from Dermot Weld's yard. MUTAHADDITH made all for an easy victory over track and trip on New Year's Day when he had Padlock over four lengths back in second. but disappointed from 8lb higher at Jebel Ali. He can make amends here though the runner-up has since attempted to make all over 7f and was only caught in the final strides. Innocuous was in fine form here in 2013 but didn't reappear until New Year's Day where he was well beaten though he should have come on plenty for the run. Candy Apples was well beaten at Jebel Ali last week while it's three years since Tamaathul won a handicap here off a mark of 110 and he hasn't scored since.
Innocuous 10-1 (8-11) 6th of 9, 18 3/4l behind Kilt Rock (9-2) at Meydan 7f fst in Jan.
Tamaathul 12-1 (9-5) 5th of 9, 9 3/4l behind Banaadeer (9-1) at Jebel Ali 6f hcp pol in Dec.
Padlock (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) 2nd of 8, shd behind Ajraam (9-6) at Meydan 7f hcp fst in Jan.
Candy Apples (IRE) (8-9) 6th of 7, 8 1/2l behind Morawij (9-5) at Jebel Ali 5f stks fst in Jan.
Maltese Cat (IRE) (9-6) 12th of 13, 19 1/2l behind Somalian (8-13) at Abu Dhabi 1m hcp in Jan.
Mutahaddith 2-1fav (9-4) 5th of 8, 4 3/4l behind Dairam (9-4) at Jebel Ali 6f hcp fst in Jan.
Initial (IRE) (9-4) last of 7, dist behind Just A Penny (8-10) at Jebel Ali 6f hcp fst in Dec.