SHEA SHEA was an impressive winner of this a year ago when catching Joy And Fun in the closing stages and everything looks geared up for a follow-up. Runner-up to Jwala in the Nunthorpe, he reappeared here with a prep-race success over Ahtoug and is difficult to oppose. Hong Kong always have fast sprinters but Amber Sky was put in his place in a Group 1 at Sha Tin and the winner was only third in this last year so Joy And Fun once again looks the best of their representatives. Sole Power can never be disregarded and beat Shea Shea in the King's Stand Stakes at Ascot though was only fourth here a year ago. Catcall's narrow defeat by Maarek in the 'Abbaye with Hamza a close third was a cracking run but he hasn't done so well in his two runs at this year's Carnival.
Joy And Fun (NZ) 33-1 (9-0) 13th of 14, 14l behind Lord Kanaloa (9-0) at Sha Tin(HK) 6f Grp 1 (1) gd in Dec.
Sole Power 3-1 (9-4) 4th of 13, 2l behind Shea Shea (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 5f Grp 3 (1) std.
Sholaan (IRE) 5-4fav (9-0) 8th of 11, 5l behind Take Ten (9-0) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 5f 3yo Listed stks (1).
Medicean Man 11-4fav (9-0) won at Meydan(UAE) 6f hcp in Feb beating Racy (8-11) by 1l, 11 ran.
Beat Baby (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) 10th of 13, 8l behind Shea Shea (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 5f Grp 3 (1) std.
Hamza (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) 3rd of 20, 1 3/4l behind Maarek (9-10) at Longchamp(FR) 5f Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
Berlino Di Tiger (BRZ) 22-1 (8-9) Urged 3wd, weakened,, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Wicked Tune (8-5) at Gulfstream(USA) 5f Grp 2 gd in Feb.
Amber Sky (AUS) (9-0) won at Sha Tin(HK) 5f stk gf in Jan beating Straight Gold (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Dux Scholar 12-1 (9-4) 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Shea Shea (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 5f Grp 3 (1) std.
Catcall (FR) 7-1 (9-4) 5th of 13, 3l behind Shea Shea (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 5f Grp 3 (1) std.
Ahtoug 10-1 (9-4) 2nd of 13, hd behind Shea Shea (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 5f Grp 3 (1) std.
Shea Shea (SAF) 6-4fav (9-4) won at Meydan(UAE) 5f Grp 3 (1) std beating Ahtoug (9-4) by hd, 13 ran.