Frankel tops International ten
Frankel will face a maximum of nine rivals when he switches up to a mile and a quarter for the first time in York's Juddmonte International.
Sir Henry Cecil's incredible colt will step onto the famous Knavesmire turf on Wednesday unbeaten in 12 starts and officially the highest rated racehorse in the world.
Frankel is set to be joined by his regular pacemaker and three-parts brother Bullet Train, as well as his stablemate Twice Over, who won this prestigious Group One prize 12 months ago.
Frankel's main danger, if there is such a thing, is surely the Aidan O'Brien-trained St Nicholas Abbey.
A dual winner of the Coronation Cup at Epsom and a four-time Group One scorer in all, the five-year-old got going all too late when only third in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
He too is likely to be joined by a fellow Ballydoyle inmate or two in order to ensure there is a strong pace. Robin Hood and Windsor Palace are regulars in such a role.
Godolphin's Farhh chased home Frankel in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood and is set to reoppose, but given the ease with which he was brushed aside, it would be a big surprise if he could reverse the placings.
Nathaniel has won the Eclipse and been second in the King George this year, so he would be an obvious threat if he does line up, although his participation has not yet been confirmed.
Planteur and Sri Putra complete the list of confirmations.