is three years longer in the tooth, and has learned plenty in the course of his illustrious career to date.
In a tricky opener, last year's winner Lil Rockerfeller
, Royal Ascot hero The Grand Visir and Northumberland Plate near-miss Dubawi Fifty are all capable of having a say in proceedings.
Last year's hero Lil Rockerfeller
is bidding to become the first dual winner since Hugs Dancer in 2002, but he will have to defy a huge rise in the weights to do so.
The former jump jockey, who made his name on hurdler Lil Rockerfeller
, was on the rise in his new role as a Flat jockey when suffering the freak break in a fall at Chester on his 13th winner last year.
Hardy perennial Old Guard bids to follow up his victory in this race last year, and the remarkable Lil Rockerfeller
is also back to see if he can regain the title he won in 2016.
's fencing career suffered another setback in the Noel Novices' Chase at Ascot.
jumped poorly once again in third with Count Meribel last of four.
can make it four from four over fences in the Neville Lumb Novices' Chase.
We also had two days to explore the city during which we literally walked from dawn till dusk, visiting not only tourist attractions like the Rockerfeller
Centre and the High Line but also niche places not as visited by tourists.
Kempton at Christmas could also be on the radar for Neil King's Lil Rockerfeller
after he notched a third victory over fences in the smarkets.com Novices' Chase at Exeter yesterday.
In the first race of the card, Lil Rockerfeller
, a top-class hurdler, picked up a victory in the Matchbook Betting Podcast Goodwood Handicap by 15 lengths handing Neil King his first success at Goodwood.
Goodwood: Dubai-owned horses endured a quiet afternoon on Day 2 of this year's Glorious Goodwood Festival, on a day when top-class hurdler Lil Rockerfeller
proved an imperious winner of the opening handicap.