Only seven runners remain in the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on Saturday, with top-class sorts Love, Lord North, Mohaafeth and Snowfall all being pulled at the five-day entries stage.
Aidan O’Brien’s St Mark’s Basilica has shot to favouritism following the news, with the colt possessing a glistening CV to date.
The son of Siyouni claimed his first Group 1 success as a two-year-old, seeing off stablemate Wembley by three-quarters of a length in the Dewhurst Stakes in Newmarket.
He is currently unbeaten so far this season, landing success in the French 1,000 Guineas at Longchamp and the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly.
With soft ground currently predicted, St Mark’s Basilica could well be the one to beat here.
Stablemates Armory and Japan also hold entries in the contest.
Mishriff could make his first start on British soil since October, after a stint in the Middle East during the winter
The four-year-old landed success in the Saudi Cup and the Dubai Sheema Classic for John & Thady Gosden.
The colt has won five of his last six starts, with his only defeat in that period coming in the Champion Stakes at Ascot.
Addeybb is back in the UK following his second Queen Elizabeth Stakes victory at Randwick over in Australia for William Haggas, while David Menuisier has confirmed Hardwicke Stakes winner Wonderful Tonight will only run if there is ‘freak weather’.
Roger Varian’s El Drama complete the list of seven entries for the Coral-Eclipse.