Migration looks well weighted ahead of the Goodwood opener and bucks several trends relating to potential race winners.
18 of the last 19 winners of this race have been aged 4 or 5 year olds, whilst 17/19 had won over the 1m 2f trip before.
Despite not having ran since 2019, Migration was a very well-backed favourite last time out on his comeback run at Salisbury and even in the face of being short of room and having plenty to do from 2f out, he ran on eye-catchingly from the rear to get within 1 1/2 lengths of 104 rated winner, Johan.
The son of Alhedayeb is entitled to come on from that run and drops from the 9 stone 7 carried that day to just 8 stone 10 for the step back up to his optimum 10f distance upon conditions seemingly looking to suit.
Trainer, David Menuisier has a highly regarded 25% strike rate at Goodwood and his employment of the talented, in form, William Buick in the saddle has made intentions very clear for the race.