Breeders’ Cup Turf (21:33 Keeneland, Saturday)
1. Arklow (Brad Cox/ Florent Geroux)
Showed very sensible kind when successful the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont final yr, however was solely eighth within the Breeders’ Cup Turf (had completed fourth 12 months earlier). Didn’t must be at his finest to win the Kentucky Turf Cup final time and more likely to come up brief.
2. Magical (Aidan O’Brien/ Ryan Moore)
High-class mare who completed runner-up to Enable within the Breeders’ Cup Turf in 2018. Has proved higher than ever this season and landed a seventh Group 1 when overhauling Ghaiyyath within the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. Was barely beneath her finest when solely third within the Champion Stakes at Ascot final time, however the type of her Leopardstown success is the perfect on supply and this splendidly powerful and dependable mare ought to give a great account.
3. Tarnawa (Dermot Weld/ Colin Keane)
Came up brief when tried in Group 1 firm final season however has returned a special mannequin this time period, successful on all three outings, together with on the highest stage the final twice. Showed a great flip of foot to win the Prix Vermeille over a mile and a half, after which did nicely to win the Prix de l’Opera when dropping in journey to a mile and 1 / 4, coming from additional again than excellent off a gradual tempo. That change of drugs will likely be an enormous asset round this sharp course, and she or he should still have extra to supply.
4. Mehdaayih (John Gosden/ Joel Rosario)
Finished solely fourth within the Fillies’ And Mares’ Stakes at Ascot final time, however she formed a lot better than the end result, weakening inside the ultimate furlong after making an attention grabbing transfer on the flip for house in a race that totally examined stamina. That was her first begin for 4 months so she might have been barely in need of peak health, and this sharper take a look at will go well with. Needs to enhance on even the decide of her efforts from final yr, however shouldn’t be dismissed at an enormous worth.
5. Donjah (Henk Grewe/ Clement Lecoeuvre)
Smart performer in Germany who returned to her finest when a slender winner of the Group 1 Preis von Europa at Cologne in August. Respectable fourth to Barney Roy at Baden-Baden final time however others maintain stronger claims.
6. Lord North (John Gosden/ Frankie Dettori)
Progressed quickly final season, notably successful the Cambridgeshire Handicap, and took one other step ahead on his reappearance to land the Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Haydock. Upped his sport additional to make the Group 1 breakthrough within the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, producing a uncommon flip of foot to attract three and three-quarter lengths clear, and that is among the strongest items of kind on supply. Flopped within the Champion Stakes final time and must show he stays this far, however is an enormous hazard if bouncing again.
7. United (Richard Mandella/ Flavien Prat)
Very sensible performer who was a close-up second in final yr’s Breeders’ Cup Turf. Has gained or completed runner-up on all six subsequent begins, displaying admirable consistency, and arrives on the again of a victory within the John Henry Turf Championship at Santa Anita in September. Entitled to respect however has a bit to search out with the main European raiders.
8. Red King (Philip d’Amato/ Umberto Rispoli)
Is on a roll and accomplished the hat-trick in a Grade 2 at Del Mar in August, getting the higher of United. Has loads to search out on kind, nonetheless, and he’s more likely to wrestle at this stage.
9. Channel Maker (Bill Mott/ Manuel Franco)
Very sensible performer who has returned to type of late, bolting up by 5 and three-quarter lengths within the Sword Dancer Stakes earlier than touchdown the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (additionally a Grade 1) by two and 1 / 4 lengths. Has been revitalised by the change to front-running ways and is clearly in nice coronary heart at current, however the Europeans have a stronger stage of kind.
10. Mogul (Aidan O’Brien/ Pierre-Charles Boudot)
Took his time to get going this season, failing to satisfy expectations within the King Edward VII Stakes or within the Derby, however he confirmed sensible kind to win the Gordon Stakes after which bounced again from a barely underwhelming effort within the Great Voltigeur when producing a career-best effort within the Grand Prix de Paris, making a breakthrough at Group 1 stage. Showed extra pace than beforehand to brush his rivals apart, which bodes nicely for his prospects right here, for all others have stronger kind.