Sir Michael Stoute runs Arbaab, who will be suited by stepping up in trip, and MUNAASER, who gets the verdict. The New Approach colt was heavily supported on his debut over 7f at Yarmouth and though found wanting it was lack of experience that proved his undoing. He's entered in the Dante and the Derby so is obviously highly regarded. Galuppi made a bright start in a maiden over a mile at Kempton and definitely needs this trip while the Galileo colt Sufranel was staying on over a mile at Kempton in December. Zee Zeely has to be a threat after a fine effort on soft ground at Newmarket where he just failed to catch Idder over 7f and Roger Varian's Sea The Stars newcomer Munatas is the second foal of a mare who has already produced a winner.
Arbaab 13-8fav (9-5) Took keen hold tracking leaders, went 2nd entering final 2f, soon ridden, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Latin Charm (9-5) at Redcar 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Burmese Breeze 25-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden 6f out, weakened 3f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Laugharne (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 1f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Champagne Rules 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt, in rear, outpaced halfway, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 7, 10l behind Al Baz (9-0) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Galuppi 10-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 14, 6l behind Billy Blue (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
In Vino Veritas (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden on inside 3f out, ridden and stayed on to modest 4th well over 1f out, 4th of 12, 12l behind Stormardal (9-5) at Carlisle 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Munaaser 6-4fav (9-5) Close up, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, stayed on near finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Oxsana (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sep.
Munatas Sea The Stars colt out of Dashing.
Sufranel (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Chased leader, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Cloudscape (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Zee Zeely 3-1 (9-0) Raced wide held up, headway halfway, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, pressed winner towards finish, 2nd of 10, ns behind Idder (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Nov.
High Love (IRE) High Chaparral filly out of All Embracing.
Nothing Special 10-1 (8-4) In touch in 4th, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Indian Trifone (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.