The first horse to take out of the Ebor meeting for us is the Aidan O'Brien trained The Mediterranean who ran a stormer in the Group Two Great Voltigeur and could be set for a huge run in the Group One St Leger.
The son of Galileo has now been seen six times during his career, only having one run as a juvenile over seven furlongs, but this season being seen five times over 1m4f.
Starting his term off at Leopardstown in a decent maiden, he got off the mark in taking style showing that stamina trips are what he needs.
Since then he has stepped up into Listed, Group Two and Group One company performing well in the majority of his races, but last time at York he really caught the eye.
The three year old wanted to make it a true test for the other runners in the race and went from the front under Wayne Lordan.
Many of O'Brien's pace setters seem to fade away in the latter stages of the race, but not The Mediterranean who plugged on gamely to grab second behind the smart Yibir.
The colt looks set to head into the final Classic of the British season at Doncaster next month and he could be a value each way contender at 20/1.