July Cup hero Starman heads 14 confirmations for the Betfair Dash Cup at Haydock on Saturday.
Ed Walker’s four-year-old is heading in the right direction to try to change into the third horse this century to win each races in the identical season, after Dream Forward (2011) and Harry Angel (2017).
The Archie Watson-trained Glen Shiel, runner-up to Dream Of Desires final 12 months, has stood his floor, as has Artwork Energy, from Tim Easterby’s secure, who was again in fourth in 2020.
Charlie Hills’ Garrus and David O’Meara Summerghand, who received Deauville’s Prix de Meautry and Newmarket’s Hopeful Stakes respectively on the weekend, have the choice of creating a fast return to motion, whereas Godolphin hopes relaxation with the Charlie Appleby-trained Inventive Drive.
Clive Cox has left in his two entries, Supremacy and Nando Parrado.
“The drier autumn has given us an opportunity to incorporate Supremacy, whereas Nando Parrado ran a blinder at Newbury within the Hungerford and this is a chance to run again over six,” he mentioned.
“Supremacy is exhibiting me the fitting indicators and with the dry forecast we’re eager to take a look.
“We’ll assess the state of affairs because the week goes by.”
The only Irish-trained potential is Joseph Murphy’s Gustavus Weston, winner of the Group Three Phoenix Dash on the Curragh. Dragon Image was probably the most notable absentee on the five-day stage.