15 Oct Dee Ex Bee eyes Prix du Cadran glory
Dee Ex Bee has his opportunity when he traces to the Qatar Prix Du Cadran, to get on the Group One score-sheet, after chasing home Stradivarius all season.
Mark Johnston’s colt has finished second to the fantastic Stradivarius three occasions this year, and doesn’t have any trouble staying Saturday mile trip.
Andrew Balding’s Cleonte, who shot the runner-up spot in the Doncaster Cup, additionally conducts – .
Last year’s winner Call The Wind, trained by Freddy Head, leads the home located.
Others from the 2018 renewal chancing their arm are Holdthasigreen (moment ), Line Des Ongrais (fourth) and Mille Et Mille (fifth).
The flag for the Ireland flies from the 10-runner area.
Johnston has a leading fancy at Nayef Road, who had been next to Logician in the St Leger.
Also the Andrew Balding-trained Dashing Willoughby, that were behind in seventh and sixth places that day and martyn Meade’s Technician, are in resistance.
Meade is optimistic about a prominent role, in conditions which should suit Technician better.
“I believe everything appears to be favouring him,” stated the Manton trainer.
“They’re giving the floor as tender – and that I think, though it might dry out a bit, there should be lots of simplicity in it, which hopefully will suit him.
“The difficulty we’d at Doncaster was the ground was a little too quick for him. The St Leger was a class record, therefore we have to put that down and it turned into a Classic. This is a simpler task.
“I believe one mile seven (furlongs) will match him and all systems go.”
The Moonlight Spirit of charlie Appleby is the other UK raider among the 10 runners.
John Gosden’s trio of Anapurna, Lah Ti Dar and Enbihaar go the British charge and has attracted nine athletes.
Roger Varian has Pilaster, and Aidan O’Brien is currently double-handed with South Sea Pearl and Delphinia.
Appleby’s Line Of Duty and Roger Varian’s Mountain Angel will be the two British challengers for its Qatar Prix Dollar.
The sole representative is the Leo De Fury, in a field of Jessica Harrington.
The French 2000 Guineas winner Olmedo, trained by Jean-Claude Rouget of last year, confronts four rivals in the Qatar Prix Daniel Wildenstein – like Shaman, runner-up within this season’s Classic for Carlos Laffon-Parias.
The unbeaten Tauran Shaman of harrington is an outsider, one of the quintet.