New Graduate has been very well supported in the lead-up to the meeting for the carefully-named Royal Hunt Cup for trainer James Tate.
Tate has Invincible Army to prepare for in the Diamond Jubilee on the Saturday in these colours, but will know he has a golden opportunity in one of the leading Heritage Handicaps of the campaign, to succeed with a Royal winner.
New Graduate - a four-year-old colt out of New Approach was initially meant to be ridden by PJ McDonald, however Frankie Dettori has now been booked.
Very lightly raced, he has won two of his four starts, and finished second in both the others including on debut at Thirsk.
One appearance this season, and he absolutely bolted up at Ripon in a Class 3 Handicap, demonstrating he was far too good for that level, and has been assisted by the form being franked subsequently.
Favourites usually do not fare well in contests like these, but he could be a good one, and further market support could be on the horizon.
New Graduate; a horse to definitely watch out for on Day Two.