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Trainer: David Simcock Jockey: Andrea Atzeni Age: 9
Smart gelding who has returned with a couple of respectable seconds this year but he’s out of his depth in Group 1 company.
Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute Jockey: C. T. Keane Age: 5
Has long since looked a classy type and, having landed a listed event at Lingfield in December, returned with a pleasing second of 4 in Huxley Stakes at Chester. Disappointing at Sandown subsequently.
Trainer: John & Thady Gosden Jockey: Frankie Dettori Age: 5
High-class gelding who won this last year and produced a big effort to land the Dubai Turf at Meydan 81 days ago. Likely to have been lined up for this, so boasts obvious claims.
*Lord North was declared a non-runner on Wednesday morning due to the ground
Trainer: James Fanshawe Jockey: William Buick Age: 5
Smart filly who was last seen landing the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Keenland 7 months ago. Might not have finished improving but race-fitness is a concern.
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Jockey: Ryan Moore Age: 4
Developed into a high-class filly last season, unbeaten in the 1000 Guineas, Oaks and Yorkshire Oaks. 10-month absence an obvious concern but she has the most class in this field.
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Jockey: Seamie Heffernan Age: 4
Third in Irish Champion last season and looked as good as ever when easily landing the Huxley Stakes at Chester on return. Big player with even more to come.
Trainer: William Haggas Jockey: Tom Marquand Age: 4
Took form to another level when winning Group 3 in good style at Newmarket on return and back to form when third in Group 1 at Lonchamp 17 days ago. Needs to improve if he’s to compete in this.
ARMORY made an impressive return when landing the Huxley Stakes at Chester and, while he has a small amount to find with Love and Lord North at the weights, he has a fitness edge over that pair, so he gets the marginal vote in what should be a fascinating renewal. Audarya isn’t a forlorn hope, either.
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