James Tate trained, Top Rank, is a past Group 3 winner (8f) on his penultimate start as a 4yo and enjoys the softer conditions forecasted to be on display come post time.
The son of Dark Angel was a listed winner at Doncaster on his seasonal re-appearance however was a well beaten 3rd next time out when tried in Group 1 company against the likes of Palace Pier.
A 6th placed finish on his first, and only, visit to Ascot in the Queen Anne (8f, G1) next time out was probably upon ground a little to quick for Top Rank's liking and he was subsequently dropped back in class to listed company where he only managed 2nd last time out at Windsor.
He's one to consider with conditions to suit, however there's a slight aprehension that his running style of being up with the early pace won't quite suit Ascot's tendancy for the horses to come from off the pace in the races.
He will also need to improve on last time out in order to be competitive in this group 2 contest.