tracked leader, every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong
dwelt, in touch, took closer order 2f out, soon driven to challenge, quickened to lead inside final furlong, edged left, driven out
held up, effort 2f out, soon no impression
slowly into stride, behind, outpaced halfway, never dangerous
led, strongly challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra closing stages
slowly into stride, held up, effort well over 1f out, soon no impression
tracked leader, took keen hold, weakened over 1f out
Excelled was a 20/1 chance on debut and sported headgear but that didn’t stop her making a winning start, though the form looks nothing special. Swindler was only beaten a nose at Windsor and receives weight, though the form of his introduction has also taken a few knocks since. Mubakker, who carries the colours successful last year, has a smart US Dirt pedigree and cost $500,000 so it would be no surprise if the grey son of Speightstown got off the mark at the first time of asking but DUBAI OPERA is a sister to Godolphin’s Group 3 winner Lockwood so also likely to attract plenty of interest and she gets the vote.
Excelled (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Yarmouth 6f fll stks (4) gd in Aug beating Nostrovia (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Magic J (USA) Scat Daddy colt out of Miss Lamour.
Mubakker (USA) Speightstown colt out of Ready To Act.
No Thanks Pour Moi colt out of Miss Fifty.
Swindler 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 16, shd behind Fares Kodiac (9-5) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (4) gf in Aug.
Toro Dorado 20-1 (9-2) Outpaced towards rear, headway and keeping on when badly hampered approaching final furlong, no chance after, eased, 10th of 14, 24 1/4l behind Promote (8-11) at Newcastle 6f stks (4) pol in Sep.
Dubai Opera Invincible Spirit filly out of Emily Bronte.
The Game Is On 40-1 (9-2) Outpaced and always towards rear, 11th of 14, 27 1/4l behind Promote (8-11) at Newcastle 6f stks (4) pol in Sep.