This listed race has three previous course and distance winners and should provide an exhilarating spectacle, with Angel's Pursuit likely to challenge and Knot In Wood having won some interesting contests in the past posing a danger to our selection which is SIROCCO BREEZE. This horse has won twice at Meydan, Godolphin are turning out the winners as usual and officially the highest rated horse in the contest we see Ted Durcan in the blue silks coming home in first place. Angel's Pursuit looks to be the pick of the Richard Hannon runners but he put in a poor run at Haydock last time out and given that effort may struggle against the competition here. The Fahey yard put forward Knot In Wood for his seasonal reappearance, but some disappointing efforts towards the end of last year mean we avoid him on this occasion. Elnawin, Palace Moon and Judd Street are all worth consideration having won over this trip here before. Swiss Diva only lost by a quarter-of-a-length to Palace Moon last time and could improve on that effort. With such quality in the field it is difficult to be certain of the winner, but given that Saeed Bin Suroor seems to have returned to winning ways after a rocky start to the year we give the vote to Sirocco Breeze.
Elnawin 9-2 (9-3) Steadied start, held up and behind, some late headway, never going pace to get competitive, 6th of 8, 6l behind High Standing (9-3) at Haydock 5f Listed stks (1) gd in May.
Jimmy Styles 6-1 (9-9) Prominent, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 16l behind Markab (9-9) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 gf in May.
Judd Street 12-1 (9-3) Soon pushed along towards rear, ridden halfway, headway 2f out, kept on to 3rd final 100 yards, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 8, 3l behind High Standing (9-3) at Haydock 5f Listed stks (1) gd in May.
Knot In Wood (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Dunkerque (8-13) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 6f Grp 3 (1) sft in Nov.
Palace Moon 11-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 20, 5l behind Royal Rock (9-1) at Ascot 6f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Sir Gerry (USA) 33-1 (9-0) Bumped start, held up in last trio, switched left over 2f out, switched right and headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, held by winner towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Triple Aspect (9-0) at Windsor 6f Listed stks (1) gf in May.
Sirocco Breeze 11-8fav (9-2) Took keen hold, held up, headway over 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, every chance from over 1f out until unable to quicken towards finish, 3rd of 5, 1/2l behind Harrison George (9-2) at York 7f cond Stakes (3) gf in May.
Angel's Pursuit (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Steadied start, took keen hold, held up in touch, pushed along over 2f out, soon one pace and no impression over 1f out, 4th of 8, 7l behind Bewitched (8-9) at Haydock 6f 3yo lst stk (1) gs in May.
Swiss Diva 15-2 (8-6) Held in touch, effort over 1f out, kept on under pressure, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, nk behind Palace Moon (9-0) at Newmarket 6f Listed stks (1) gd in Aug.
Kalypso King (USA) 7-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, soon behind and eased, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Rewilding (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in May.