Genki won at Listed and Group 3 level last year and not judged too harshly on comeback runs this time round, but hard to see him troubling the leading contenders in change of headgear.
Hitchens proved himself at Group 3 level when just touching off Krypton Factor at Meydan in February. Just fourth in repeat bid at the Curragh last month and firmly up against it in this.
Jimmy Styles is a smart and consistent sort, finishing placed at listed/Group 3 level on last 3 starts, but only ninth in this last year and hard to see him doing great deal better this time round.
Krypton Factor enjoyed a very productive period in Dubai earlier this year, posting a high-class effort to land Dubai Golden Shaheen. Worryingly bombed out on turf at Kranji last month, though.
Pastoral Player a hold-up sort who has performed well here before (won valuable 7f handicap last autumn). Came from last to first to win Haydock Group 3 last time and appeals as type to run on into a place.
Royal Rock is a veteran who showed himself as good as ever when landing Group 3 Bengough Stakes here for the second time in 3 years in October. Return to this trip will suit, but up against it here regardless.
Sirius Prospect made relentless progress last year, winning 5 of last 6 starts, culminating in listed win at Doncaster in November. Not returned in same form all 3 starts this year and cheekpieces now tried.
Society Rock had his career highlight when landing this race in 2011 (runner-up in 2010) and arrives here on the back of a very encouraging reappearance third at York. Ought to be there pitching for minor honours.
Soul was formerly trained in Australia and improved on debut for this yard when landing Meydan handicap in March. Better than distance beaten in the Duke of York Stakes but career best still leaves him short.
The Cheka has taken form to a new level since dropped to 6f, only just failing to follow up his listed success in the Duke of York Stakes last month. Probably playing for place at best at this level, though.
Black Caviar is a truly outstanding Australian sprinter, unbeaten in an incredible 21 starts and usually unextended in doing so. This her first contest out of her native country, but very hard to oppose.
Moonlight Cloud proved unable to do herself justice both British starts last year, but confirmed herself a high-class filly when readily giving weight all round in Group 3 on recent return.
Bogart won 3 times as a juvenile, and put up a smart effort to finish fourth (behind 2 of these) in the Duke of York. Listed race at Haydock may have come too soon, but this no easy race to bounce back in.
Es Que Love has been much improved at 3 yrs, winning 2 6f handicaps in the spring, and better form in defeat earlier this month. Making up the numbers in this line-up in all likelihood, though.
Restiadargent was a smart performer in France at 2 yrs, impressive when winning 6f Group 2 by 5 lengths at Maisons-Laffitte in November. Never involved behind several of these in Duke of York last month.
1. Black Caviar
2. Society Rock
3. Pastoral Player
Timeform view: The stage looks set for the outstanding mare Black Caviar to record an incredible victory number 22 on her first outing away from Australian soil. Those not interested in taking prohibitive odds could do worse than back either Society Rock or Pastoral Player each-way.
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