Charlie Appleby has really asserted himself as a world class trainer of late and his high level of form has continued throughout the season, currently boasting a 35% strike rate across the last 14 days.
Frankie Dettori, also at the top of his game (39% S/R; 14 days), makes the trip over to Canada in order to ride the pairings Grade 1 Canadian International Stakes challenger Walton Street.
Walton Street, albeit with intermediary several month long breaks, completed a hat-trick of wins from Listed to Group 2 level in March this year with a dominant 3.5 length victory in the UAE.
The son of Cape Cross only managed 4th for his step up into Group 1's on his penultimate run at Meydan and he subsequently placed 3rd last time out in a German Group 1.
He's clearly a Grade 1 performer and is highly likely to find a winning race at this level, exactly what looks to have been done here given he is clear top of the ratings in this field.
All the tell-tale signs are there that a big run is expected here, with the market showing him a short priced favourite for the contest and Dettori's application an eye-catcher to say the least.