LOGICIAN - William Hill St Leger
The numbers make hot favourite Logician very much the one to look out for in the final classic of the season.
John Gosden is always a trainer to watch in the St Leger, having won it four times - with Shantou, Lucarno, Arctic Cosmos and Masked Marvel.
And Lucarno, Rule Of Law, Milan, Bob’s Return and Reference Point all won the race after warming up with victory in the Great Voltigeur Stakes, which Logician took in fine style under Frankie Dettori at York recently.
MUMS TIPPLE - Weatherbys Racing Bank £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes
No horse created more excitement at the Ebor meeting than Mums Tipple, who simply destroyed the opposition in the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes.
Seeing him gallop to an 11-length demolition of a decent field really whetted the appetite for the next appearance of a potential star.
And the Richard Hannon-trained colt should be just as hard to beat as he bids for another six-figure pot here.
VALDERMORO - Champagne Stakes
It's a dozen years since a horse trained in Yorkshire won the prestigious Group 2 Champagne Stakes but the wait could soon be over.
Valdermoro looked ripe for a step up in class when landing the Group 3 Acomb Stakes for Richard Fahey at York in August, catching Irish raider Harpocrates close home.
This stiffer track will play to the abundant stamina of a colt who has any amount of improvement still to come.
WEST END GIRL - William Hill May Hill Stakes
Laurens, the pride of Yorkshire and a six-time Group 1 winner, took the May Hill in 2017 and it would be no surprise were her Middleham neighbour West End Girl to follow suit two years on.
She showed herself a filly firmly on the upgrade by making it two wins from three starts - sandwiching an unlucky defeat at Sandown - in the Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket.
"The May Hill is the obvious race next" was the word afterwards. And who can argue with the calculations of Mark Johnston, Britain's winning-most trainer?
INSANIA - British Stallion Studs EBF 'Carrie Red' Fillies' Nursery Handicap
Laurens' trainer Karl Burke has another two-year-old filly to look out for this year in Insania.
She doesn't have the class of her distinguished stablemate but she is certainly going the right way.
The manner in which she stayed on to take a 6f nursery at Leicester last time suggested that she'll improve enough for this longer trip to defy a rise in the weights.