1 - STRADIVARIUS
Attractive horse: high-class performer: unbeaten in 2018, including Yorkshire Cup at York, Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, Goodwood Cup, Lonsdale Cup at York: also won 6-runner Long Distance Cup at Ascot last time by 1½ lengths from Thomas Hobson: effective from 1¾m-2½m: acts on tapeta, soft and good to firm going: usually travels strongly/responds generously to pressure: game and reliable.
2 - AIRCRAFT CARRIER
Smart performer: completed hat-trick in minor event at Wolverhampton in January: 7/1, excuses when 5½ lengths sixth of 10 to Watersmeet in All-Weather Marathon Championships at Lingfield last time, left poorly placed: stays 16.5f: acts on polytrack, tapeta and heavy going: wears headgear.
3 - DESERT SKYLINE
Smart performer: best effort in 2018 when second in Yorkshire Cup at York (3 lengths behind Stradivarius): 12/1, well held in St Simon Stakes at Newbury last time: stays 2¼m: acts on soft and good to firm going: wears cheekpieces: usually races nearer last than first.
4 - ISPOLINI
Very smart performer: improved at Meydan this year, winning handicap in January and Nad Al Sheba Trophy (by 10½ lengths from Red Galileo) in February: 9/4, good 1¼ lengths second of 10 to Cross Counter in Dubai Gold Cup there last time, leading home turn until final 1f: stays 2m: acts on polytrack and soft going: wears tongue tie: often travels strongly.
Cross Counter wins the Dubai Gold Cup in an exciting finish with both Godolphin runners finish 1 & 2! pic.twitter.com/iSMPdQPTkX— TVG (@TVG) March 30, 2019
5 - MILDENBERGER
Attractive colt: smart performer: won listed race at Newmarket (by ½ length from Fortune's Pearl) in 2018: off 10 days, 13/2, better than ever when 3½ lengths third of 7 to Communique in Jockey Club Stakes at same course last time: stays 1½m: acts on good to firm and good to soft going.
6 - MOOTASADIR
Very smart/progressive on all-weather: won handicap at Wolverhampton (by 1¾ lengths from Kelly's Dino) in March: 4/1, completed 4-timer in 9-runner listed race at Kempton last time by ½ length from Extra Elusive, leading over 1f out and finding extra when tackled: stays 1½m: acts on polytrack and tapeta: has worn hood.
7 - SEVENNA STAR
Has had breathing operation: useful performer: won minor event at Windsor and Classic Trial at Sandown (by short head from Ispolini) in 2018: 13/2, well held in listed race at Ascot final start: stays 1¼m: acts on heavy going: in tongue tie last 2 starts: sold from John Gosden 32,000 gns in October.
The John Gosden-trained Sevenna Star (15-8f) wins the bet365 Classic Trial under Frankie Dettori, getting the better of Ispolini in a close finish. pic.twitter.com/4F1sXg1Mvg— Sandown Park (@Sandownpark) April 27, 2018
8 - SOUTHERN FRANCE
Smart performer: won maiden at Leopardstown and listed race at Navan (by ½ length from Drapers Guild) in 2018: third in St Leger at Doncaster (6¾ lengths behind Kew Gardens): off 7 months, 2/1, creditable length third of 9 to Master of Reality in Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan last time, not knocked about: stays 14.5f: acts on good to firm and good to soft going: usually wears tongue tie (not on latest start).