Palmer in German raid
Khubala travels to Germany in search of Pattern-race glory in the Goldene Peitsche at Baden-Baden on Sunday.
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While trainer Hugo Palmer believes the four-year-old will need a career-best to lift the Group Two, he does feel it is not one of the highest quality.
Khubala has been running well all season, including when fourth in the Wokingham at Royal Ascot, and he was not disgraced when fourth in the Listed Queensferry Stakes at Chester three weeks ago.
"Obviously he needs a career best performance to win it, but then he does to win off a career high of 99 anywhere else," said Palmer.
"As Group Twos go on ratings, it doesn't look the world's strongest. It's a very draw-biased track and we are perfectly well-enough drawn (seven). I wouldn't want to be drawn any lower than we are.
"I don't know what condition the track is in. They were expecting rain and a bit would help, but I'd hate it to get proper soft.
"He's done nothing but improve all year. He's in the form of his life and I expect him to run the best race he's run all year, but whether that will be good enough is another matter."
The other British raider in a 13-strong field strong field is the Andrew Balding-trained Zanetto, who has finished in the rear behind Lethal Force in both the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and Darley July Cup on his last two starts.
The home charge is led by last year's winner Ferro Sensation.