Despite a modest performance in the Derby at Epsom last year, he has generally a very progressive profile which includes a G2 victory over this distance at Royal Ascot last year, launching a strong challenge after a positive ride.
Formerly trained in France where he never finished out of the first four in his nine career starts, competing over distances between 1400m and 3000m. Softening ground would surely help this colt on this first start since last September.
Had respectable form when based in France but has really come alight since joining Mark Johnston's UK stable. His two handicap victories this season - both around this distance - have been gained in dominant style and he deserves a go at this stronger event.
One Foot In Heaven
Although not mustering the pace of the first two his third to Satono Crown in the 2016 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase was another fine performance from this dual G2 winning French-trained colt, especially as slower ground conditions are preferable.
Mostly seen on an all-weather surface these days though he won three races on the grass earlier in his career. He may well try to lead but in this class it looks unlikely that he will still be in front at the end.
A magnificent filly who was twice a G1 winner last season, including a defeat of subsequent Arc winner at York. She came close to another G1 strike when returning at Meydan in March, a terrific effort considering the softened ground was not in her favour. Likely to be delivered fast and late as usual.