The first of the big races on Wednesday at Ascot is the Group Three Sagaro Stakes over two miles and although favourite Stradivarius looks tough to beat, Nayef Road for Mark Johnston is the value pick.
The five year old son of Galileo was stepped up to the staying division last season having finished a close third in the Group One St Leger back in 2019.
In June 2020 the 100,000gns purchase made his seasonal debut in this race at Newcastle and went on to take it in fine style.
He then went into the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot and he finished a good second behind Stradivarius, with the superstar stayer giving arguably the performance of his career.
It was a case of playing second fiddle to Gosden's staying star once more in the Goodwood Cup and he ended the term at York in the Group Two Lonsdale Cup when a close third behind Enbihaar.
Nayef Road seems to go well fresh and it might be the best chance he has all season of beating Stradivarius.