is a lot more grown-up this year and has made good progress over the winter.
The others - Dux Scholar (Godolphin Mile), Bronze Cannon and Mikhail Glinka
(Dubai Gold Cup), Maritimer (UAE Derby) and Green Destiny (Dubai Duty Free) - are trained in Dubai by South African Herman Brown.
, an English Group 3 winner owned by Chechenya President Ramzan Akhmadovich shechnya represents South African trainer Herman Brown.
And Aidan O'Brien will be optimistic MIKHAIL GLINKA
can advertise his classic claims by landing the Group 3 prize.
Herman Brown was another South African to visit the winner's enclosure after Royston Ffrench made all the running on Mikhail Glinka
in the Group 2 Dubai City Of Gold over 1m4f on turf.
Brown also has a strong hand in The Meydan Hotel Conditions events over 1,600 metres with Ascot winners Bronze Cannon and Mikhail Glinka
taking on two leading UAE-trained contenders Derbass (Al Raihe) and Inestimable (Musabah Al Muhairi).
Aidan O'Brien, busy with his Breeders Cup team in California, won the listed Eyrefield Stakes with the gambled-on Mikhail Glinka
, ridden by Seamus Heffernan, who said: ''He's still quite raw but, hopefully, that should come out of him with racing.''
Barzalona was forced to stop riding but luckily he was able to switch wide and his mount flew home to catch Mikhail Glinka
and score by a length.
Lady Karr, the dam of Mikhail Glinka
and a sister to Sir Percy, will visit Oasis Dream.
O'Brien will also be represented in both juvenile stakes races on the Ascot card, with Leopardstown maiden winner You'll B Mine stepping into Group 1 company in the Meon Valley Stud Fillies Mile while both Joshua Tree and Mikhail Glinka
will take their chance in the Royal Lodge, a Group 2 vent over a mile.
On top of all that, Galileo has no fewer than three chances of Grade 1 glory with sons Mikhail Glinka
, Quest For Peace and Treasure Beach contesting the Canadian International, also at Woodbine.
And Aidan lost out when top-weight and favourite Mikhail Glinka
, ridden by the trainer's son Joseph, jinked and lost his momentum briefly in front before being collared late by Famous Warrior, forcibly ridden by Declan McDonogh.