MUSADDAS, placed three times in four starts as a three-year-old, wintered in Dubai and ran well in a couple of handicaps on the Tapeta at Meydan at the start of the year. Connections clearly think there are races to be won with the gelding and Saeed bin Suroor's charge is fancied to see off the younger Lacan, who has only found one too good in a couple of course and distance runs. The form of both races is working out well and gives him the beating of Pontefract third Express Himself. Ripon second Gang Warfare may do better in handicaps but any market interest in newcomer Patterned would have to be taken seriously.
Dunnington Gentleman's Deal gelding out of First Harmony.
Exton Selkirk gelding out of Woodnook.
Musaddas 7-4fav (9-1) 5th of 13, 2l behind Filfil (9-3) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp in Feb.
Varsovian 14-1 (10-0) Held up, pushed along 3f out, not much room when hampered over 2f out, well beaten after, 8th of 14, 14l behind Amood (9-3) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Ballyfarsoon (IRE) 100-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 19l behind Munaaser (9-1) at Warwick 1m mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Elusive Guest (FR) 9-2 (9-5) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 18l behind Cannock Chase (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Express Himself (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up, headway to chase leaders 8f out, went 2nd approaching final furlong, one pace and no impression on winner, lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Roseburg (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Gang Warfare 20-1 (9-5) With leader, lost place 2f out, soon outpaced, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to regain 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Moohaarib (9-5) at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Lacan (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Led, ridden 2f out, 3 lengths clear entering final furlong, caught post, 2nd of 12, shd behind Wannabe Yours (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Mantou (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden over 3f out, never on terms, 9th of 11, 23l behind Wistar (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gf.
Matravers 7-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, shaken up and unable to quicken over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 6th of 11, 5l behind Wistar (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gf.
Wimboldsley Milk It Mick gelding out of Chrystal Venture.
Patterned Dansili filly out of Paisley.