Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
Jockey: Ryan Moore
Circus Maximus the new market leader for this race after ante post favourite King of Change was ruled out.
As a three-year-old, he ran in the Derby at Epsom but finished sixth and appeared not to stay the trip.
He was supplemented for the St James Palace at last year's Royal Meeting, in which he won at odds of 10/1, seeing off Too Darn Hot who reversed the form with him at Glorious Goodwood.
Again he was up in trip for the Juddmonte International at York, where he appeared to act as pacemaker and finished seventh before notching a second Grade One success in France, back down to a mile and wasn’t beaten far when fourth in the Breeders Cup mile.
He has the best form in the field and goes for formidable connections and could be hard to beat.