Just The Judge went close in last year's 1000 Guineas before landing the Irish version in good style. She lost her form at the end of the season but has strong claims if back to her best. Danadana is penalised for winning in Turkey in September but made a winning return in the Huxley at Chester last term, while MULL OF KILLOUGH won this contest on last year's reappearance. The latter has a recent outing at Meydan under his belt this time round and is taken to come out best once again. Boom Or Bust finished a length ahead of Fencing when third in the Lennox Stakes at Goodwood but French Navy is preferred to both on his second to Penitent here in November. The remainder have plenty to find on today's terms and need to improve.
Danadana (IRE) (9-6) won at Veliefendi(TUR) 1m 2f Group 2 sks (1) pol in Sep beating King Drok (9-6) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Boom And Bust (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Raced centre, chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 11l behind Soft Falling Rain (9-3) at Newmarket 1m Grp 2 (1) gf in Sep.
Elkaayed (USA) 9-2 (9-0) Held up, not clear run over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 7, 4l behind Cap O'Rushes (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Jul.
Fencing (USA) 11-4fav (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out to take 3rd, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, just held, 2nd of 7, nk behind Graphic (9-0) at Doncaster 1m Listed stks (1) sft in Mar.
First Mohican 4-1fav (9-10) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 13, 6l behind Seussical (9-0) at York 1m 2f (2) gd in Oct.
French Navy 9-4 (9-3) In touch in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to press winner inside final furlong, not quicken close home, 2nd of 6, nk behind Penitent (9-3) at Newmarket 1m Listed stks (1) sft in Nov.
Gospel Choir 3-1fav (9-0) Held up in 6th, switched to race wide halfway until entering straight, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on on outside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 7, 6l behind Secret Number (8-7) at Ascot 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Mull Of Killough (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) 12th of 15, 6l behind Variety Club (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Group 2 sks (1) in Mar.
Just The Judge (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, no response, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 16l behind Sky Lantern (8-13) at Newmarket 1m flls Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep.