MUSAWAMA, successful twice on Polytrack this year, is the only one of these that still holds a Derby entry and can complete his hat-trick, despite having a little to find at the weights on official ratings. Borug wasn't entirely disgraced when third in a Listed contest in Dubai over this trip last month and is probably the danger to the selection with Weapon Of Choice having been absent since only beating one home at Pontefract in October. Planet Waves is only a handicapper and looks out of his depth in this while Slumber was well beaten on his sole start over 7f at Newbury in September, though is bred to do better over longer distances.
Borug (USA) 8-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ran on same pace final 400m, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Reem (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f 3yo Listed stks (1) in Mar.
Musawama (IRE) 4-9fav (9-0) Led after 1f, not handle bend into straight 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo stks 0-75 (5) pol beating Swindy (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 3 ran.
Planet Waves (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Soon prominent racing keenly on outside, ridden 2f out, beaten over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 8l behind Indian Jack (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Slumber 6-1 (9-3) Reared and dwelt start, behind, headway halfway, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 16, 11l behind Norse Blues (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Weapon Of Choice (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) In touch, ridden and kept on same pace final 2f, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Zenella (8-11) at Pontefract 1m 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Oct.