Ebtihaal is also well entered up this summer (Dante Stakes among others) and coped well with cut in the ground last term at Brighton and Doncaster so could be the answer.
Master Carpenter could be worth including in some forecasts for those more adventurous as he was third to the selection in the Classic Trial two years ago over course and distance and his two subsequent Sandown runs have seen him win by seven lengths before finishing a close third to Basem (now rated 110). His figures over 10 furlongs read 323128 and he looks worth exploring in the ‘without the favourite’ market or in forecasts.
A number of his rivals have race fitness on their side and could bid to exploit the favourite’s lack of experience. Ode To Evening is a trier and only narrowly failed to win at Lingfield on his comeback. He has reportedly worked with Lumiere and Buratino this spring and has gone favourably so could be worth considering for value seekers.
Gabrial has been second and third on his two course starts and just a length behind Belardo at Ascot in October so is worth considering without the favourite as Ryan Moore is aboard for the first time today and he will be ridden to pick up the pieces late on.