Aidan O’Brien’s Royal Lodge winner Daddy Long Legs is among nine horses confirmed for the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on Saturday.
The one-mile (1600m) event is the final Group One of the season in England, and O’Brien has four of the remaining entries for a race he first won in 1997 with Saratoga Springs.
With the likes of Reference Point, Authorized, Motivator and High Chaparral on the roll of honour, it can throw up a top-class prospect.
O’Brien also has impressive Leopardstown winner Camelot, Gowran scorer Tibet and Learn in the feature.
Jim Bolger, who will know where he stands in the juvenile division after winning the Dewhurst with Parish Hall, has supplemented the Sheikh Mohammed-owned Zip Top, third in the Tattersall Stakes.
Heading the home team is John Gosden’s Fencing, a Listed winner at Newbury last time out.
Godolphin’s Encke is another to have been supplemented following a very impressive maiden win at Newmarket.
Roger Varian’s Farraaj, second in the Tattersall Stakes, and Jeremy Noseda’s Talwar are the other possibles.
Camelot, who is vying for Epsom Derby favouritism in company with Parish Hall, has been installed as 9-4 market leader.
“Such is his lofty home reputation, Camelot is already 16-1 for next year’s Derby despite having won just a Leopardstown maiden, and as a result, he is the one to beat in the season’s final Group One in our book,” Coral’s David Stevens said.
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