Benbatl directs the home defence as 21 horses remain in contention for Saturdays Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot.
Even though Saeed bin Suroors runner would be the shortest-priced of the expects, he looks set to face some stiff opposition, together with Francis-Henri Graffards The Revenant having been well supported on Arc weekend.
Aidan OBrien additionally boasts his a powerful hands, using 2000 Guineas winner Grecia with his first run since a shock defeat in the Irish equivalent back in the combination also in May and St Jamess Palace Stakes winner Circus Maximus.
To which had been his first start since finishing second to Australian mare Winx in a years Cox Plate, benbatl reserved his place when winning a month Joel Stakes at Newmarket.
But with the moving on the track currently called heavy, Bin Suroor is cautious of all conditions.
Id like for the ground to be great to delicate, but they are saying it is heavy and he wont like that, said Bin Suroor.
He raced in Haydock on it and he did not enjoy it whatsoever. This was two years back.
The rigid mile is ideal for him, but hed adore the floor to be good to tender.
Well check the floor on the day of this racebut more than likely hell run. We simply hope the floor is not heavy – nobody actually wants that for a Group One.
OBriens three contenders – Hermosa, Magical and that I Can Fly – are still at the Champion Stakes at this point.
Phoenix Of Spain, who won the Irish 2,000 Guineas, would try to get back on track with the Lord Glitters and Eve Johnson Houghtons Accidental Agent of David OMeara, for Charlie Hills other preceding Group One winners in contention.
King Of Comedy is now the only challenger of John Gosden, Sir Michael Stoute has Zaaki and Veracious to choose out of and Mohaather, whos been off the trail could be saddled by Marcus Tregoning.
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