This looks something of a non-event as JAKKALBERRY gets a pipe-opener before presumably heading for Meydan where he won a Group 2 race last March. Marco Botti's charge will find today's trip on the short-side, but rated 115, he should get away with it in this company. Come On Blue Chip is a decent all-weather handicapper and recorded his fifth win here when scoring over track and trip last time. He's clear of Excellent Puck, engaged to run here yesterday, at the weights, which leaves Bix to pick up the remaining prize money for finishing fourth.
Jakkalberry (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) won at Meydan(UAE) 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gd in Mar beating Await The Dawn (9-0) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Come On Blue Chip (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov beating Zain Eagle (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Bix (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Soon led, headed over 4f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 4, 6l behind La Estrella (9-10) at Southwell 1m 4f sell stks (6) fbs.
Excellent Puck (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, kept on, held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Berlusca (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.