Space Ship again looked one-paced at Doncaster and John Gosden may struggle to get a race out of him this year. Sir Henry Cecil runs two with jockey bookings suggesting Lingfield fourth Demonic is more forward than Morpheus while Willie Haggas has well-bred newcomers Battalion and Sacred Square in the starting line-up. Samawi and IMPROVISATION both wear the blue of Godolphin but it's the former who is expected to come out on top and get off the mark here. He showed up well in a couple of hot maidens here and at Goodwood last summer and will have strengthened up over the winter. Eshtiaal stayed on into second over a mile here in the autumn and is another who will be suited by further this season while Mujarrad, in the same ownership, is another with scope but Tinghir has more to do than when runner-up at Kempton in December.
Demonic 6-4fav (9-3) Ran green, in touch mid-division, staying on when hung badly left entering final furlong, raced awkwardly inside final furlong, unable to challenge, 4th of 10, 3l behind Zeus Magic (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Eshtiaal (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Dwelt tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, not trouble winner, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Crop Report (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Improvisation (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) In touch, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to press leaders inside final furlong, just held, 3rd of 15, 1l behind Steeler (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (2) gd in Aug.
Morpheus 3-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear and pushed along, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon faded, 7th of 12, 16l behind Tawhid (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Mujarrad (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, pushed along and headed over 2f out, lost 2nd 1f out, no extra and lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 8l behind Tawhid (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Sacred Square (GER) Peintre Celebre colt out of Square The Circle.
Samawi (IRE) Street Cry colt out of Hi Dubai.
Space Ship 2-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, headway to chase winner going well 3f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Incorporate (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Mar.
Tinghir (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Sillabub (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Whitefall (USA) Street Cry filly out of Nalani.
Battalion (IRE) Authorized colt out of Zigarra.