Confirmed runners and riders for Tuesday's Goodwood Cup
Stradivarius remains on track to land a historic fifth success in the Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup Stakes as he lines up against ten rivals on Tuesday.
The seven-year-old is favourite to win the Group 1 on the opening day of Glorious Goodwood, with King Of The Castle and Passion scratched at the declaration stage.
Stradivarius remains unbeaten at the course, having won the last four runnings of the 2m contest, and is a 13-8 chance with bookmakers to land his fifth Goodwood Cup.
The Gosden-trained runner's chances next week have already been aided by the absence of Gold Cup winner Subjectivist, who was ruled out of the race after suffering a leg injury which will sideline the four-year-old until next year.
Denied a clear run round the home bend, Stradivarius and Frankie Dettori were only able to finish fourth at Royal Ascot, but will face a reunion with Gold Cup third Spanish Mission, who runs for the yard of Andrew Balding.
William Buick is set to continue his partnership with Spanish Mission, who won the Yorkshire Cup and was sixth in last year's Goodwood race.
With Subjectivist out for the season, Mark Johnston's best chance in the race comes from the supplemented Princess of Wales's Stakes winner Sir Ron Priestley, with regular rider Franny Norton on board.
Johnston also sends out Nayef Road, a length behind Stradivarius in last year's Goodwood Cup, who returns for a second take at the Group 1 following a disappointing showing in the Gold Cup. Andrea Atzeni takes his first ride on the five-year-old since the Lonsdale Cup in August.
Hollie Doyle is back on the Alan King-trained Trueshan, while Aidan O'Brien fields three runners. Amhran Na Bhfiann, Emperor Of The Sun and last year's Derby winner Serpentine are engaged, with Ryan Moore aboard the latter.
Rounding out the field are outsiders Away He Goes for the yard of Ismail Mohammed with Jim Crowley booked, and 100-1 shot Mekong for Jamie Spencer and Jamie Osborne.
Ahead of the Group 1 feature, unbeaten two-year-old Berkshire Shadow lines up for the Group 2 Unibet Vintage Stakes (2.25) following his success in the Coventry Stakes.
In the other 7f Group 2 on Tuesday, Charlie Appleby sends out a talented pair for the Unibet Lennox Stakes (3.00) in the form of Creative Force and last year's winner Space Blues.
Goodwood Cup runners and riders
Amhran Na Bhfiann James Doyle
Away He Goes Jim Crowley
Emperor Of The Sun Gavin Ryan
Mekong Jamie Spencer
Nayef Road Andrea Atzeni
Santiago Wayne Lordan
Serpentine Ryan Moore
Sir Ron Priestley Franny Norton
Spanish Mission William Buick
Stradivarius Frankie Dettori
Trueshan Hollie Doyle
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