Benbatl heads the home defence as 21 horses remain in contention for Saturdays Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot.
While Saeed bin Suroors runner would be the shortest-priced of the expects, he seems set to face some resistance, with the The Revenant of Francis-Henri Graffard having been supported on Arc weekend.
Aidan OBrien also boasts his a winner Magna Grecia using his first run as a shock defeat at the Irish equal back also from the combination.
On what was his first start since finishing second to mare Winx benbatl booked his place when winning a month Joel Stakes at Newmarket.
But with all the moving on the straight track Bin Suroor is wary of requirements.
I would like for the earth to be great to soft, but they are saying it is heavy and he wont like that, said Bin Suroor.
He raced Haydock on it once and he didnt like it whatsoever. This was just two years ago.
The rigid mile is excellent for him, but hed love the floor to be great to tender.
Well assess the floor on the day of the race, but more than likely he will run. We simply hope the ground is not heavy – nobody really wants to get a Group One.
OBriens three contenders – Hermosa, Magical and that I Will Fly – are still in the Champion Stakes at this stage.
Phoenix Of Spain, who won the Guineas, might try to get back on track for Charlie Hills, together with Eve Johnson Houghtons Accidental Agent and David OMearas Lord Glitters other Group One winners at emptiness.
King is now the sole challenger of John Gosden, Sir Michael Stoute has Veracious and Zaaki to pick from and Marcus Tregoning can saddle since winning the Greenham in the spring Mohaather, whos been off the track.

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