While So You Think was removed from Coral Eclipse consideration due to lameness, a stellar field of ten were declared for Saturday’s race at Sandown. Dubai World Cup winner Monterosso will make his first European start since August 2010 and his first since his win in the world’s richest race, one of three Godolphin-trained entries for the race.
Dubai Duty Free champion Cityscape, well-beaten in Hong Kong following his desert success, makes his return to the UK racing landscape for trainer Roger Charlton. Godolphin will also start recent Prince of Wales’s Stakes third Farhh, with Frankie Dettori up, and Dubai Duty Free third City Style. John Gosden trainee Nathaniel and 2011 Maktoum Challenge – R3 winner Twice Over, who took this race in 2010, each have claims in a dandy race.