One of the best sprinters on the planet, Battaash was still as prolific as a 6 year old last season when winning the Kings Stand, this race and the Nunthorpe at York.
He’s not been the easiest to train and his temperament got him beat a few times in the past but as he’s matured he’s become more professional.
Finally breaking his York duck last season and setting yet another course record in this race last year on rattling fast ground, he is certainly the one to beat.
A comeback run after 298 days off in the King’s Stand at Ascot last month saw him go well but his lack of fitness told late on and he faded into 4th. Now fully wound up he can get his head back in front here.