The first big race of the day is the European Free Listed Handicap over seven furlongs and Naval Crown takes the eye for Charlie Appleby and Godolphin.
The son of Dubawi was highly active as a juvenile, making his debut in July at Newmarket on soft ground and finished a good third behind stablemate Magical Land and the exciting Youth Spirit for Andrew Balding.
He backed that up with another third behind the smart Chindit and then used that run to get off the mark at the third time of asking at York on good ground.The three year old was then upped in class at ParisLongchamp and Saint-Cloud in Group Three events and finished third twice behind decent company.
He was then given a break and returned in February a much more mature horse at Meydan, finishing third on the dirt behind two very smart horses in the UAE 2000 Guineas.
Naval Crown improved massively for that run and landed a Listed event on turf at Meydan over a mile and he looks to be one of the more fitter horses entering this race.