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Winner of the Singspiel Stakes last year, Light The Lights is having his third start already at the 2018 carnival.
Dubai: Saeed Bin Surour has named Benbatl as one of his horses to follow this season and the Godolphin handler is hoping his faith in the Dubawi colt is justified when he runs in the Singspiel Stakes, the supporting feature on the opening day of the Carnival.
Consequently he lined up for the 1997 King George as a 16-1 shot against five-time Group 1 and Arc winner Helissio, three-time Group 1 winner Singspiel, Pilsudski - who at the time had amassed half of his six Group 1s - and his Newmarket conqueror Shantou, among others, for what was quite simply one of the deepest King George fields ever amassed.
The Singspiel filly was only beaten a nose at Windsor before going down by half a length to Alla Speranza at Leopardstown earlier this month.
Switched from Clive Brittan to Saeed bin Suroor during the winter, the daughter of Singspiel beat just one home in the 1,000 Guineas before a more respectable third at the top level in France three weeks later.
Even the Mozart piece was a first - the composer's first singspiel, which gave a hint of his operatic works yet to come.
The Michael Jarvis-trained Singspiel colt has been running well all season and gave another good display when just out of the money in the Cambridgeshire over course and distance a fortnight ago.
Godolphin had hoped the four-year-old could turn out to be of Classic standard last term being by champion Singspiel out of 1000 Guineas and Oaks winner Kazzia.
An eye-catching second on her debut last season, the daughter of Singspiel was sent off at even-money for the Poker At bet365.
Fast and Furious) was a little disappointing to us,'' McAnally said of the son of Singspiel who had run a good third the start before that in his return from a hoof crack.
The son of Singspiel had done all his racing on flatter courses and was 4lb higher here thanks to a win at Leicester, but he picked up well to get within a length of the winner and could score again off this mark at a more suitable venue
The son of Singspiel, who won a Group Three race in France as a juvenile, is set to be partnered by Jamie Spencer, as Godolphin's first jockey Frankie Dettori has elected to ride Lateen Sails.