Dee Ex Bee bolted up on debut at Goodwood and then shot very high immediately after York when put in his place by Wells Farhh Go.
After that, a decent run at Haydock followed by a solid win at Epsom. He’s a big, powerful, raw individual who looks tailor-made to go the mile and a quarter on the Rowley mile, and the trainer has a great record in this contest.
Purser brings in a very solid two from three lifetime record and he returns to group company having been far superior in a 12 run a contest at Lingfield.
He fairly bolted up on that occasion and although this is tougher company, he looks to have gained experience with each and every run.
Dettori and Gosden – what a combination
Expert Eye is the only runner in the lineup defending a 100% record. You couldn’t fail to be impressed with his runaway success at Goodwood against decent opposition.
Aidan O’Brien saddles four runners trying to derail his perfect record, but he just looks far too good and he can cement his position at the top of next years 2000 Guineas betting.
Time to Study is the only three-year-old in the lineup for this marathon contest over the extended 2 mile 2 furlongs. Not only does he have stamina in abundance for this extreme trip, but he also gets the weight for age allowance.
He is quite a classy performer who would’ve won a touch better up at Doncaster had his rider not dropped his reins. The jumps trainers do well in this, however Mark Johnston is no stranger to success in this contest having won it with a 66/1 shot in 2013.