Marlborough’s horse-by-horse guide
Quite simply without equal when on a going day. Three-time winner of this race and will once again be nigh on impossible to beat as he goes in search of the four-timer.
Fast front-running dual Listed winner who sports a first-time tongue strap. Captivating winner last time out, needs to prove he can do it on faster ground.
Bags of early speed, but he has too much to find in this context, even with the booking of Oisin Murphy taking the eye.
Came up short in the King’s Stand Stakes and has a bit to prove, now unplaced in five of her past six starts on British soil, with drying ground not likely to help here.
Group Three winner having his first try at the minimum distance since finishing third to A’Ali in last year’s Norfolk Stakes. Five furlongs should suit, but has plenty to find.
Has two lengths to find with Ken Colt on their last meeting. Most recently finished second at York in an excellent time. Live each-way chance getting all the allowances.
The only course winner outside of Battaash. Third in the King’s Stand, only been out of the first three once in nine starts; far and away the biggest threat to Battaash.
Battaash can continue to cement his status as one of the best sprinters in the world and win this race for a historic fourth time.
Liberty Beach is a very consistent filly, is proven at the track and will benefit from being in receipt of some 12lb from her male elders; she can chase the selection home. Al Raya clocked an eye-catching time at York earlier this month, and is not to be underestimated, getting the same weight-forage and sex allowance.