Recent Chester winner Bandari heads a field of nine declared for the betfair.com Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown on Tuesday.
The Mark Johnston-trained four-year-old returned to form with a win in the Listed Huxley Stakes and he steps back up to Group Three company here.
He is one of two runners for owner Hamdan Al Maktoum with Ikhtyar also taking his chance in the 10 furlong contest.
Godolphin give Lateen Sails, winner of the Glasgow Stakes and Prix Daphnis last year, his first start of the season while Richard Hannon’s Nysaean will be aiming to go a couple of places better than his third in the Tattersalls Gold Cup last Sunday.
Luca Cumani sends Prix d’Ispahan fourth Sunstrach and Brian Meehan has declared Kaieteur who dead-heated for second place in last year’s Arlington Million.
John Dunlop runs Chancellor but on the proviso of significant rain while Easter Ogil and Sir Michael Stoute’s Comfy round off the nine runners.