William Haggas has one in the Ormonde Stakes at Chester on Thursday, sending seven-year-old Hamish to the race. The gelding was in great form towards the end of 2022, winning at Ascot on his penultimate run of the season in a group three as well as finishing second in another group three at Newbury to finish off the year.
Landed this contest by just under a length to Thunderous and was also a narrow second to Kyprios in the Group One Irish St. Leger at Curragh in September. That form has him as the leading player in this field and he will be the one to beat. Tom Marquand does the steering.