The Giada Ligas-trained coltisoutoftheGlenJordan mareJordecca,asisterto Woodbine Mile winner Becrux
descended from Kentucky Oaks heroine BagOfTunes .
Beta Crucis, also known a Becrux
or Mimosa, has a magnitude of 1.3.
Rock Music made all from stall 16 in 2006, Asiatic Boy did the same from box ten the following January (both over 7f) and Becrux
scored from trap 12 in 2005 (1m1/2f) but all other winning front-runners have come from single-figure berths.
DAIWA MAJOR yesterday confirmed his status as Japan's champion miler with a second successive victory in the EUR1.9 million Mile Championship, in which Ryan Moore finished eighth on the US-trained Becrux
The Ballydoyle camp expects plenty of improvement from Ad Valorem, which lost a shoe when finishing third to Becrux
in the Woodbine Mile in Toronto last month.
This is an apology for an international race, though, with US-trained Becrux
the only foreign runner.
Mile: 2 George Washington (doubtful runner), 10-3 Aragorn, 7 Araafa, 8 Gorella, 10 Librettist, 14 Aussie Rules, Becrux
, Caradak, Echo of Light, Stormy River.
William Hill: 7-2 George Washington, Ramonti, 5 Excellent Art, 6 After Market, 7 Nobiz Like Shobiz, Shakespeare, 8 Duke Of Marmalade, Kip Deville, 10 Crossing The Line, 12 Remarkable News, 14 Becrux
, Shakis, Trippi's Storm, 16 Art Master, Medici Code, 20 bar.
Vanderlin finished a well beaten 12th behind Becrux
in the Woodbine Mile while Streets Ahead could manage only fifth behind Dreaming of Anna in the Summer Stakes.