Listed Dee Stakes Guide

1. Mohawk

T - Aidan O'Brien

J - Donnacha O'Brien

On and off sorts as a juvenile, this colt out of Galileo won the Group Two Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket, only to be well beaten by Too Darn Hot in the Dewhurst.

His only victory in Britain came when stepping up in trip to a mile, and more will be required over this further distance today.

Big player from that Group Two victory and form in high-profile affairs in Ireland. Represents a top yard.

2. Allmankind

T - Michael Bell

J - Daniel Tudhope

Promising young colt, who's form figures read 2-3-1 after his down the field debut at headquarters.

He finished second at Yarmouth in a Class Four Novice before stepping up a gear to a Class Two, where he finished a good third to Line Of Duty, who went onto win the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf in November.

He got his head in front on the All-weather at Chelmsford but was clearly a class apart, and the stable now opt to try this trip back on the turf.

Bold effort expected and required to come home in front here.

3. Circus Maximus

T - Aidan O'Brien

J - Ryan Moore

Two very creditable runs in Group races as a juvenile in 2018 after winning his maiden at the second time of asking at Gowran Park.

Finished third to Persian King and Magna Grecia at Newmarket before fourth to the Guineas winer at Doncaster.

Strong form angle which probably is the best here, is well-bred and looking to fulfil his Derby entry in June at Epsom.

Nothing but a win is predicted here, and sets a good standard for the field.

4. Dark Jedi

T - Charlie Hills

J - Richard Kingscote

Vulnerable on bare form - seventh of eleven on return run on All-weather at Newcastle did not signify potential improvement.

Was long last of six at Longchamp on first time Group One venture, so this looks a better opportunity to get amongst the finish.

Pedigree suggests he should not stay 1m2f being a son of Kodiac. One to watch money-free.

5. Fox Chairman

T - Andrew Balding

J - Silvestre De Sousa

Sole start for Andrew Balding was an impressive win at Newbury in a big field, where he ran to a useful level.

Clearing away at the end, this three-year-old should enjoy an extra couple of furlongs for a yard and jockey in flying form - particularly when sporting these silks.

Has question marks over the track dynamics - others have more experience on different courses, but Kingman colts have been doing well of late and all the signs are there that he will be a strong fancy to prevail.

6. Living Legend

T - Mark Johnston

J - Franny Norton

In flying form this season, adding two wins from two return starts to his victory at Lingfield in September.

Son of Camelot, this three-year-old's last win was at Bath and the front two were well clear with the form looking decent on paper.

More is needed in this, but stall one and Franny Norton in the saddle - it is hard to provide a case against.


7. Mohtarrif

T - Marcus Tregoning

J - Jim Crowley

Promising and improving type, who struck on the All-weather at Lingfield back in March under Martin Dwyer.

Former Champion Jockey Jim Crowley jumps on for his retained ownership, and there is a decent chance his mount will stay 1m2f on the basis of his pedigree; son of Cape Cross.

Big step-up is needed form wise, but he can go well again and a big price.

Shame only two places are offered with just seven runners.