Some guesswork needed as both of the leading contenders share the same official rating on their return to action. Richard Hughes is back from riding in Dubai and the Hannon colt, RED REFRACTION, may just edge this having gone close over today's trip at Epsom in August. Fraserburgh's best effort of last year came over 6f at Haydock but he should improve for the longer trip and can't be discounted. Of the rest, Hawaiian Dream has the best recent form with a third at Kempton and is preferred to the selection's stablemate Douglas Pasha.
Arabougg 100-1 (8-7) Pulled hard and hung right most of way, headway to lead over 6f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, behind and virtually pulled up final furlong, tailed off, last of 5, 45l behind Rouge Nuage (8-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Feb.
Douglas Pasha (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Took keen hold tracking leading pair on inside, ridden well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 9l behind Jimmy The Snooze (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Fraserburgh (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Exactement (8-12) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Red Refraction (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Led, ridden 2f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 9, nk behind Nile Knight (9-3) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Barbsiz (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, effort 2f out, soon hung leaft, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 18l behind Overrider (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Dec.
Hawaiian Dream (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Lily Edge (10-0) at Kempton 1m Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (5) pol in Feb.