Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
Jockey: Ryan Moore
Japan was an impressive three-year-old with a lofty reputation and is no doubt the one to beat here.
He had a set back at the beginning of last season but after a jog about in the Dante, ran a cracker to finish third in the Derby. He stepped up again after, winning the King Edward stakes at Royal Ascot and then two successive Group One’s, the Grand Prix De Paris and the Juddmonte International at York.
He wasn’t beaten far when fourth on very soft ground in the Arc and providing he’s ready to roll here, he could take an awful amount of beating.