Aidan O’Brien’s charge is clear at the weights here and lines up off the back of an impressive 3rd behind Baaeed in the Queen Anne Stakes.
It took the son of Australia until late in his 3 year old career to break his maiden tag but did so decently enough. He backed that up well enough afterwards at a low level but failed to fire in group company after when being well beaten in a group 3. A narrow group 1 success at the Breeder’s Cup followed, just getting the better of stablemate Circus Maximus.
Last season he failed to really build upon his group 1 success. Winning a group 2 over 7 furlongs, he then failed to really make his presence felt over a mile in top level races. Behind brushed aside by superstars like Baaeed, Palace Pier and Love.
This season he retuned in the Queen Anne Stakes and shaped smartly to be 3rd behind Baaeed. This drop in class should suit and he looks a class above the rest of the opposition here.