US raider Golden Pal is expected to set a blistering pace in the Nunthorpe Stakes for trainer Wesley Ward and heads the market in a 15 strong field.
The Uncle Mo colt left a good impression on his last venture on British soil last season in the Norfolk Stakes at Ascot on lesser suited good to soft ground when just pipped on the line by The Lir Jet.
Since that run, he has gone 3 wins from 3, including when making all in the Grade 2 Juvenile Turf Sprint on his final run as a 2yo.
The now 3yo seemingly returned better than ever when landing a Grade 3 affair by an eased down 3 lengths on his seasonal return at Sarataga and it's performances like this that leave the impression that this speed ball will be tough to catch on his second try at British Group success.
Having said this, any form of rain softened ground, despite having the ability to act on the surface, would leave a few question marks over Golden Pal's winning credentials.
Clear leading claims in this.