The first big race of the afternoon is the Group Two Lonsdale Cup and if running we think Trueshan can reverse the form with Stradivarius.
Having won the Group Two Long Distance Cup on British Champions Day in 2020 at the end of the campaign it firmly put Trueshan in the mix for a go at the staying races last season.
His dominant display over two miles on soft ground at Ascot in October of that year saw him go off second favourite for the Ormonde Stakes at Chester but found the trip and course too taxing for speed to get the better of Japan.
Missing the Gold Cup due to the underfoot conditions, he instead tried to shoulder top weight in the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle, but a rating of 118 left him giving away too much weight to the rest of the field.
Since then he was waited on for his perfect conditions and got that in the Group Two Goodwood Cup where he went on to rout a good field of stayers by close to four lengths.
Skipping the Doncaster Cup he headed into the Group One Prix Du Cadran in France and getting his ideal trip and ground he went to battle with Stradivarius and beat him by close to five lengths.
His final race of last season saw him winning back to back renewals of the Group Two Long Distance Cup at Ascot cementing himself as the best stayer throughout the season.
Back for another campaign this term he started off at Nottingham in the Listed Flight Stakes and won impressively with the second since coming out and winning a nice event.
Hoping to get his ground in the Gold Cup, it was a case of lightning striking twice and King swerved that and sent him into the Northumberland Plate.
Looking to be used as more of a prep run for the Goodwood Cup he gave heaps of weights away to score late on in a performance for the ages.
Seen last time out in the Goodwood Cup he ran a cracker to finish third behind Stradivarius and Kyprios, with Doyle maybe going a little early that day, but we think under different tactics he can reverse the form and hopefully he will get a few showers to soften the ground.