The Johnny Murtagh trained Champers Elysees has officially been declared for the Group One Sun Chariot Stakes and will take on 11 runners, which includes a star studded line up.
At the start of the season the filly was only rated 86 and had no aspirations of becoming a Group One winning horse but the training job that Murtagh has done with his filly has been amazing.
This term she has raced four times and landed her fourth straight victory of the season when coming over the top of Irish 2000 Guineas winner Peaceful to land the Group One Matron Stakes at Leopardstown
That performance handed Murtagh his first ever black type winner as a trainer and since that win she has been bought by Teruya Yoshida who is a major player in the Japanese bloodstock industry.
She will renew her rivalry with peaceful who landed the Irish 1000 Guineas at the start of the season bit last time out could only finish second at Leopardstown and will be looking to turn the tables with Champers Elysees.
John Gosden is set to field two in the race with the Godolphin owned Terebellum and the Group One Falmouth Stakes winner Nazeef, who is looking to bounce back from two poor runs.
Also double handed in the event is Richard Hannon who fields last year’s winner Billesdon Brook and Cloak Of Spirits who finished second over course and distance in the 1000 Guineas and managed to get off the mark last time out.
Veracious for Sir Michael Stoute got back to winning ways on debut at Haydock and will take her chance in this Group One which she finished second in last season.
Ralph Beckett’s Feliciana De Vega makes her seasonal bow having won on her final start last season and she will be joined the likes of Lavenders Blue, Final Song and Lady Bowthorpe for handler William Jarvis.
Godolphin are set to field three runners with one French raider making the trip for H-A Pantall with Half Light a quality miler and gets the leg up off William Buick.