The favourite for the event is the 2000 Guineas second Master Of The Seas who has not been seen since the event due to injury but if returning in similar form could be tough to beat.
The three year old has been seen six times during his career, making his debut in June 2020 at Newmarket over seven furlongs and getting off the mark in good style.
He then went into the Group Two Superlative Stakes over the same course and distance and beat a smart field by three lengths.
Trying to keep his unbeaten juvenile record he went to the Curragh for the Group One Vincent O'Brien National Stakes and finished a stellar fourth behind the best of the Irish, that have all since franked the form in the Dewhurst Stakes.
The colt made his first start this year at Meydan in February in a Listed event over a mile and he finished a good second behind stablemate Naval Crown.
He then came back over to England for a prep run ahead of the 2000 Guineas in the Group Three Craven Stakes and in taking style saw off another stablemate in La Barrosa.
It was all systems go for the first Classic event of the season and with William Buick choosing the colt over other Appleby trained entries, he was always set to go close.
In a photo-finish he finished a narrow second to Poetic Flare for Jim Bolger, with the winner obviously since franking the from multiple times.
Looks the one to beat.