My Dream Boat set to fly the flag for Cox at Saint-Cloud
Last season's Prince of Wales's Stakes hero My Dream Boat is set for a return to Group 1 company in France on Sunday after missing Royal Ascot last week.
Having skipped the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes on Saturday, Paul and Clare Rooney's five-year-old son of Lord Shanakhill will now line-up in against a maximum of ten rivals in the €400,000 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, where he could be joined by Hawkbill and Robin Of Navan.
"He showed a liking for the track when winning a Group 3 [the Prix Perth] and it was a good performance because he carried overweight that day," said Cox.
"He is a course winner and a proven Group 1 winner. It was a positive performance up to a mile and a half behind Hawkbill at Newbury but he did especially well over the winter and I am hopeful he has come forward again."
Last year's Grand Prix one-two, Silverwave and Erupt, are both among those that remain in contention ahead of Friday morning's final declarations.
The Niarchos family's Erupt has not been seen since finishing a close-up fourth in the Prix Ganay at Saint-Cloud at the beginning of May.
"I spoke to Francis [Graffard] this morning and we're very happy to run on Sunday," said Niarchos racing manager Alan Cooper.
"His midsummer target is the Sword Dancer Stakes at Saratoga and we'll go from there."