Rain faces six in Joel Stakes
Soft Falling Rain will bid to resume winning ways when he faces six rivals in the Joel Stakes at Newmarket on Friday.
The South African ace lost his 100% record when beaten into second place by Gregorian in the Hungerford Stakes on his British debut at Newbury last month.
However, trainer Mike de Kock expects the four-year-old to have benefited from his first start for 140 days.
Among those taking him on are last year's winner Penitent, trained by David O'Meara, and the third Premio Loco, from Chris Wall's in-form stable.
Marco Botti's Guest Of Honour drops back to a mile after finishing unplaced in the Arlington Mile over 10 furlongs in Chicago.
Marcus Tregoning has declared the six-year-old Boom And Bust while this year's Classic generation are represented by 2000 Guineas runner-up Glory Awaits, trained by Kevin Ryan, and Montiridge from Richard Hannon's yard.