The 7 year old staying legend has won 17 of his 28 races and has racked up nearly £3,000,000 in prize money.
He’s already won this race 4 times and started his impressive run here as a 3 year old. He was unable to capture a 4th Ascot Gold Cup last month as he sat too far off run-away winner Subjectivist.
That rival doesn’t line up here having suffered what might be a career ending injury so Stradivarius certainly looks like he can regain the Group 1 winning trend.
A long and mixed campaign last year saw him be dropped in trip and aimed at the Prix de l’arc de Triomphe. But he lacked the pace to be able to hold his position and the bottomless ground took too much out of him and he settled for 7th.
He was back to his scintillating best on seasonal reappearance at Ascot in the Sagaro Stakes and granted a clearer passage here will likely leave his run in the Gold Cup behind.
The one to beat on paper as he looks for an unbelievable 5th straight win in this race.