Waveband had her better fancied stablemate and today's rival Hitchens behind when winning a similar event here a month ago. She made all on that occasion and looks likely to make another bold bid today but the runner-up ANNE OF KIEV is taken to turn the tables. Jeremy Gask's progressive filly was unable to sit just off the pace from her inside draw last time but should take up her preferred position here and that could make the all difference. Five Star Junior has something to find with the aforementioned duo, while Star Rover was beaten by the latter last month but had Secret Asset behind when fourth at Wolverhampton a fortnight ago. Silaah has been racing at Meydan will need to rediscover his best if he's to figure.
Hitchens (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Waveband (8-9) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb.
Five Star Junior (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Raced wide, mid-division, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, 9th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Waveband (8-9) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb.
Fratellino 11-2 (9-2) Fly jumped start, in touch over 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 9l behind Rose Blossom (8-11) at York 5f con stks (2) gf in May.
Lui Rei (ITY) 20-1 (8-4) Never better than mid-division, 8th of 12, 7l behind Green Beret (8-4) at Meydan(UAE) 6f hcp in Feb.
Rowe Park 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed and no extra closing stages, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Hitchens (9-2) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Secret Asset (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Keen in touch, short of room 4f out, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Flipando (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcap (2) pol.
Silaah 12-1 (8-13) 10th of 12, 8l behind Bankable (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 6f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1).
Star Rover (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Led over 4f out, soon steadied pace, ridden and tried to quicken 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Flipando (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcap (2) pol.
Waveband 16-1 (8-9) Made most, ridden and came center entering final 2f, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb beating Anne Of Kiev (8-9) by nk, 12 ran.
Anne of Kiev (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Dwelt, mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 12, nk behind Waveband (8-9) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb.