Hurricane Lane aims to land a third straight Group 1 success for Charlie Appleby, as the three-year-old aims for Classic glory in the St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday.
The Frankel colt has been majorly impressive this season, winning four of his five starts this season and placing third in the Derby behind stablemate Adayar.
He produced an incredible turn of foot to snatch success in the Irish Derby, coming from three lengths down with two furlongs remaining to win by a neck in the final strides.
Appleby’s recruit followed that up with a dominant success in France, clearing away from his rivals in the Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp to win by six lengths.
He will have to face the Aidan O’Brien juggernaut in this contest, as the Ballydoyle trainer currently has a whopping six entries in the contest.
High Definition was supplemented for the contest, while stablemates Sir Lucan, Interpretation, The Mediterranean, King Of The Castle and Carlisle Bay are all entered as well.
Ottoman Empire has marked his rapid rise with his first Group 1 start for Johnny Murtagh, while Richard Hannon’s Derby runner-up Mojo Star has nine and a half lengths to find on the favourite.
Andrew Balding’s Youth Spirit is given his first start over 1m6f and Donnacha O’Brien’s Fernando Vichi is given another crack at the top level after finishing ninth in the Irish Derby.
Roger Varian’s Save A Forest and Ralph Beckett’s Scope complete the line-up.