Sole Power tops Nunthorpe 17
Sole Power is one of 17 remaining in Friday's Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York where he will bid to regain a title he won four years ago as an unconsidered 100/1 chance.
Since then Eddie Lynam's sprinter has gone on to emerge as one of the fastest horses in the world and, after wins at Newmarket and his second victory in the King's Stand at Royal Ascot, he has proved himself to be every bit as good as ever this season.
Lynam has taken out champion sprinter-elect Slade Power from the race but left in his Queen Mary winner Anthem Alexander. She has the alternative option of sticking against her own age and sex in the Lowther Stakes.
Take Cover looks set to return to York for David Griffiths having won a Listed race there earlier in the season and followed up in the King George Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
Moviesta, just behind Take Cover at Goodwood, is back again after being sent off nearly favourite for the race 12 months ago when he picked up an injury.
David Barron's Pearl Secret will have his followers, especially if there is any cut in the ground, while Kevin Ryan holds like claims with the three-year-olds Hot Streak and Astaire.
Henry Candy's Music Master is due to drop down to five furlongs for the first time in his career while Olly Stevens' Extortionist has been in great form of late and enters calculations.
Borderlescott, winner in both 2008 and 2009, could try again at the age of 12, while South African speedster Shea Shea, second 12 months ago, is in the mix as is Alex Pantall's French raider Rangali.
Cougar Mountain is Aidan O'Brien's sole possible representative and the list is completed by Monsieur Joe, Stepper Point, Steps and G Force.