Godolphin won the first running of this in 2009 and will be hoping for a repeat with the hugely expensive BURJ HATTA, who showed plenty of promise on his debut at Newmarket last June and is still engaged in the Derby. He's been injured but may still be good enough though Red Eyes, who is a half-brother to five winners, also made an encouraging start last year and should do well in his second season. Maali was going on strongly at the finish on his debut over a mile at Kempton and this should be his trip but Mashaaref was a big disappointment when heavily supported to make a winning start at Kempton in April and this Derby entry can surely do much better. Dervisher ran very green at Ripon and should have come on for the run while the Godolphin second string Covert Desire is one to keep an eye on for the future.
Burj Hatta (USA) 6-1 (9-3) In rear, pushed along over 1f out, stayed on towards to go 4th near finish, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Zacynthus (8-10) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Covert Desire Pivotal colt out of Secret Flame.
Cuckney Bear 25-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 6th of 11, 14l behind York Glory (8-9) at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs.
Dervisher (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, outpaced over 4f out, stayed on again final 2f, went modest 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 14l behind Beaten Up (9-3) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Highland Colori (IRE) Le Vie Dei Colori gelding out of Emma's Star.
Maali (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway halfway, stayed on well inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Dimension (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (4) pol.
Mashaaref 5-4fav (9-0) Colty behind stalls, took keen hold and soon chased leaders, went 2nd 6f out, challenged 2f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened final 110 yards, 6th of 14, 4l behind Sure Route (8-9) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Red Eyes 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, pushed along and stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 5l behind Treasury Devil (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Watercourse (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Always behind, 11th of 14, 13l behind Dimension (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (4) pol.
Bella Montagna 15-8 (8-12) Slowly away, in rear but in touch and raced on outer, pushed along 3f out, soon weakened, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Adaria (8-12) at Doncaster 1m fll mdn stks (4) gf in Apr.
Dream Of Wunders Cape Cross filly out of Wunders Dream.
En Pointe Medicean filly out of On Point.
Hint Of Silver (IRE) 125-1 (9-0) Slowly away, always behind, last of 11, 27l behind Traffic Sister (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn fll stks (5) gf.
Saskia's Dream 14-1 (8-7) Took keen hold, led early, tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Traffic Sister (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn fll stks (5) gf.
Totally Trusted Oasis Dream filly out of Trustthunder.