Roger Teal’s stable star took his form to new heights last season when capturing this race under Cieren Fallon.
Brushing aside multiple Royal Ascot winners he looked to have the 6 furlong division at his mercy.
His form tailed off subsequently however. The deep ground on champion’s day blunted his turn of foot.
A trip to Saudi Arabia was fruitless and he struggled initially when back on home turf. Beaten in a group 3 at Newmarket, he was then unable to live with Starman in the Clipper Logistics at York.
He bounced back to form at Royal Ascot last month and put in a spellbinding performance to win the King’s Stand over 5 furlongs.
Dropping in trip wasn’t an issue as the field went hard, held up off the stiff pace, he cut through late on and surged to another group one success.
Moving back up in trip should harbour no concerns and he looks to be back to his spine tingling best.
He’s got 3.5 lengths to find with Starman however.