Moore looks to Ruler in Champion
Ryan Moore rides Ruler Of The World in the QIPCO Champions Stakes rather than Sir Michael Stoute's Hillstar.
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Moore is stable jockey for the Newmarket handler and it had, therefore, been widely expected that he would partner the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes third.
He is, however, set to continue his partnership with Aidan O'Brien's Ruler Of The World, having guided him to victory in the Investec Derby at Epsom in June and been aboard for the colt's last two runs in France.
Champion Jockey Richard Hughes will now ride Hillstar, winner of the King Edward VII Stakes at the Royal meeting.
The field of ten runners is headed by ante-post favourite Cirrus Des Aigles who is bidding to regain his crown at Ascot on Saturday.
The French-trained seven-year-old took the honours in 2011 and put up a sterling effort when beaten only a length and three-quarters by Frankel 12 months ago.
He has taken time to come to form this season after suffering a setback late last year, but victories on his last two starts have shown Corine Barande-Barbe's stable star is no back number.
Farhh has been declared for this race rather than the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. The Saeed bin Suroor-trained entire has not raced since winning the Lockinge Stakes over a mile at Newbury in May.
Godolphin have a second representative in Hunter's Light from the same yard.
The line-up is completed by Mukhadram, Main Sequence, Parish Hall, Morandi and Triple Threat.
O'Brien withdrew his three other entries - Declaration Of War, Kingsbarns and Magician - at the final declaration, with Kingsbarns running in the QEII.
Trading Leather and Sky Lantern were the other absentees.