Road To Dubai concluded his 2017 Turf campaign in the style of a progressive performer, looking one to note in his four-year-old career. He certainly is one to watch with Hayley Turner undertaking her latest return to action in the saddle but he does have an absence to overcome and preference is therefore awarded to the race-fit ABE LINCOLN who has been shrewdly placed by Jeremy Noseda to land both starts in the current all-weather campaign over trips from 7f to 1m2f. He remains open to further improvement and is taken to land the three-timer. The consistent Kreb's Cycle and course and distance winner. Mythical Madness are next best.
Abe Lincoln (USA) 6-4fav (9-7) Tracked leading trio, 3rd and wide 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong to lead final 50 yards, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (3) pol in Feb beating Emenem (9-5) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Tenor (IRE) 66-1 (9-10) Raced far side, chased leader over 1f, chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 13th of 30, 9 1/4l behind Gm Hopkins (9-3) at Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Greatest Journey 4-1 (9-6) Close up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 7, 8 1/4l behind Mutasayyid (8-6) at Newmarket 1m hcp (2) gf in May.
C Note (IRE) 40-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Bowerman (8-12) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (3) pol in Dec.
Mythical Madness 20-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 10th of 11, 5 1/2l behind Big Country (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (2) pol in Mar.
Road To Dubai (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) Held up, closer in mid-division halfway, smooth headway in centre over 2f out, led going well over 1f out, pushed along and ran on well, eased close home, won at Windsor 1m 2f hcp (4) sft in Oct beating Bazooka (8-11) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Kreb's Cycle (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Close up, pushed along and wide into straight 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Maratha (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (4) pol in Mar.