Lethal Force is set to face 15 rivals as he goes for his third Group One success of the season in the Sprint Cup at Haydock on Saturday.
Clive Cox’s flying grey has already chalked up victories in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and the Darley July Cup and arrives at Haydock on the back of a fine second place behind Moonlight Cloud in the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville last month.
Cox is also represented by Reckless Abandon, a dual Group One-winning two-year-old, but beaten in just two starts this term.
Gordon Lord Byron will attempt to go one better after taking the runner-up spot behind Society Rock 12 months ago.
Tom Hogan’s five-year-old is one of two Irish-trained runners along with Edward Lynam’s Slade Power.
Lynam has taken out his other entry Viztoria while Ballydoyle trainer Aidan O’Brien has scratched Cristoforo Colombo.
Top northern trainer Richard Fahey has yet to saddle the winner of this race but hopes to put that right with Garswood. The three-year-old colt drops back in trip after winning the Group Two Lennox Stakes over seven furlongs (1400m) at Goodwood.
Trainer Kevin Ryan has Hamza and Tiddliwinks while veteran North Yorkshire trainer Mick Easterby relies on Hoof It, who was a close third two years ago.
William Haggas is double-handed with Heeraat and Rex Imperator while South African trainer Mike de Kock tries his luck with Kavanagh.
Completing the 16-strong field are Hawkeyethenoo, Kingsgate Native, Soul, Swiss Spirit and Intense Pink.
Lethal Force heads the market at 9-4 market with the sponsor Betfred.