The feature event of the afternoon at Newbury is the Group One Lockinge Stakes and the horse with the best form in the race is the Godolphin owned Modern Games.
Needing his first experience on a racecourse at Haydock, he learnt plenty and got off the mark at the second time of asking at Newmarket over 7f.
Sent to Leicester he was a narrow second to Leicester with the ground having a bit of juice in the ground, but he returned to winning ways in a Nursery Handicap at Doncaster.
Rounding off his season in England he scored again at Newmarket in the Group Three Tattersalls Stakes, taking his first black type event.
Appleby sent him to the Breeders' Cup meeting at Del Mar off the back of that run for his first taste of Group One Company and under a superb ride by William Buick he went on to land the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.
Making his seasonal debut last term the three year old made an emphatic start to the season landing the French 2000 Guineas with a bit in hand.
Since then he was upped in trip to 1m2f in the G1 Prix Du Jockey Club and finished a fair third behind the smart Vadeni who franked the form in the Coral Eclipse.
Back at 7f next time out in the Group One Prix Jean Prat he could only manage fifth but back up to a mile in the Sussex Stakes he finished a good second behind the superstar Baaeed.
Sent globetrotting after that he went over to Canada to land the Group One Woodbine Mile and then came back to England and finished second to Bayside Boy in the Group One Queen Elizabeth II at Ascot.
Finishing the season at Keeneland in the Breeders' Cup Mile he went on to win extremely well adding another black type victory to his name in another country.
Starting his season this term off at Keeneland in the Grade One Maker's Mark Mile he ran a credible race back in second behind a very smart horse and looking for his first domestic Group One, he looks one of the most solid contenders in a race stacked with talent.