John Gosden's "cheeky" charge Stradivarius is all set to take the Gr.2 Lonsdale Cup. The 5YO defending champion is already being described as the favourite to scoop the seven-figure sum for owner-breeder Bjorn Nielsen again, having won at York, Ascot, and Goodwood already this season.
Gosden boasts an impressive 29% strike-rate at York in the past five years (25 winners from 87 runners), with only Ascot providing him with more prize-money in the same period, thanks largely to Enable's two Group One victories.
The wonder mare is slotted to win the upcoming Gr.1 Yorkshire Oaks for a second time.
Gosden added that Lah Ti Dar will likely line up alongside Enable as her owner-breeders, Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber, have been keen on a tilt at the 1 1/2-mile group 1 all year.
Gosden also revealed King of Comedy, who was beaten a neck in the Gr.1 St. James's Palace Stakes (Gr.1), will go for the £1 million Juddmonte International Stakes, with the step up to the 10 1/2-furlongs likely to suit.