The second renewal of the $20 million Saudi Cup takes place this weekend and with the race attracting some top class horses we have previewed the contest with a big selection.
With many stars taking trying to land the most expensive dirt race in the world we have looked into the field and the American runner for trainer Bob Baffert takes the eye.
Charlatan was an expensive purchase as a foal being bought for $700,000 and the colt has lived up to his price tag so far in his career with some superb performances.
In March 2020 the four year old made his debut and got off to a winning start by close to 11 lengths at Santa Anita over a mile.
He was then entered into his first Grade One event in May and although winning the event was unfortunately disqualified.
Having his first run since May, he came back in December to land the Grade One Malibu Stakes over seven furlongs at Santa Anita.
Although he is stepping up in trip in this event he should take to it well and he is drawn perfectly to come from off the pace.