Golden Horde

The horse we believe can take the Group One Prix Maurice De Gheest is the British raider Golden Horde for trainer Clive Cox and although this could be his toughest test to date he is as quick as any of them.

This race comes down to tactics and being drawn in 10 should give him the outside angle into the race and not being caught in traffic if the field does bunch.

The three year has been a star sprinter for the yard that has also had Harry Angel and Lethal Force and this colt if winning this race will be put in the same bracket as them.

As a juvenile he landed the Group Two Gordon Stakes and then went on to finish a narrow second in the Middle Park Stakes to Earthlight who he faces on Sunday.

He seems to have come on a huge amount during the winter and now a year older has already won the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.

He stayed on well for third in the July Cup last time out but that should set him up nicely for this extra half furlong and at 5/1 he looks the value in the market.

Horse To Follow

Earthlight - The Andre Fabre trained three year old has been a model of consistency being still unbeaten and having won all six of his events including the Group One Prix Morny and Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket.

He made his seasonal reappearance this term in the Listed Prix Kistena and picked up from where he left off last season and he should improve again for that run.

He is the right favourite for the race and should go close.

Hello Youmzain - The Kevin Ryan trained four year old may be overpriced in this field at 8/1 having landed the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot in gritty style.

Although only fifth last time out in the July Cup it was still a smart run and there is no doubt this colt has a huge chance if getting a clear run.

Lope Y Fernandez - A very smart juvenile for Aidan O'Brien that has also shown huge potential as a three year old, running out of steam over a mile in the Irish 2000 Guineas and also finishing second to Pinatubo last time out over seven furlongs at Deauville.

Place claims aren't out the question for this colt but he never seems to be able to get his nose in front in this company which makes him slightly opposable.

Space Blues - Charlie Appleby's runner is one of the most progressive horses in training at the moment winning his last three races in fine style including the Group Two Lennox Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

All those runs came over seven furlongs and the slight drop in trip is a worry for this horse, but he does look like an impressive son of Dubawi that will go in most conditions.