Mishrif has been running well over a mile here and the drop back in trip won't be too much of an inconvenience. But SOFIAS NUMBER ONE finally showed signs of a return to form when runner-up over track and trip last week and is taken to notch up his seventh course victory. Imaginary World wasn't far behind the selection last time and can also figure while the inconsistent Tartan Trip could get involved if the mood takes him. Loud is another to note experiencing the Fibresand for the first time after three unsuccessful attempts at Kempton.
Mishrif (USA) 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, switched left and headway over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, nearest finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Repetition (8-11) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jan.
Spirit Rider (USA) 33-1 (9-7) Started slowly, pushed along in rear, never a factor, last of 10, 11l behind Strong Man (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Sofias Number One (USA) 3-1 (8-13) Headway to lead over 5f out, 3 lengths clear 4f out, ridden 3f out, pressed from 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Khajaaly (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, moderate headway inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 7th of 10, 7l behind Strong Man (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Tartan Trip 20-1 (8-7) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 3f out, headway to chase leader over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Mondlicht (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Loud 11-4fav (9-3) Raced wide in mid-division, ridden and not quicken 2f out, moderate progress inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 6th of 10, 7l behind Strong Man (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Imaginary World (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Dwelt raced wide in touch in rear, ridden and headway to chase leading pair over 2f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Khajaaly (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Blazeofenchantment (USA) 33-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, behind, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 9l behind Dimitar (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.