The seven-year-old during the winter suffered an injury setback which saw him pick up a small fracture in one of his legs and it looked a race against time to get him back for the royal meeting.
Battaash was better than ever last term landing his first ever King's Stands Stakes at Royal Ascot and then backing that up at Goodwood with his fourth King George Qatar Stakes.
He then went to York looking for his first ever win in the Nunthorpe and with a gritty, determined performance in soft conditions, he went on to take the event.
The superstar was not seen again last season having swerved the Prix de l'Abbaye due to soft ground and instead was waited on this season having suffered a setback.
Back in the King's Stands Stakes looking to defend his title, not having a run prior to the event told when he got to the front but could not use his searing finishing pace to kill off the race.
Looking for his fifth straight win in the King George Qatar Stakes we should see a much improved Battaash and if he is anywhere back to his best he should take this out.