Sendawar, a course winner when taking the Poule d'Essai des Poulains (French 2,000 Guineas), holds a verdict over Godolphin-owned Aljabr from the St James's Palace and could be joined by seven home-trained acceptors, including the Prix Jacques le Marois second, third and fourth, Slickly, Dansili and Way Of Light.
Godolphin's Melbourne Cup hope, Kayf Tara, was yesterday backed in to favouritism for the race with Coral. The Goodwood Cup winner attracted several sizeable bets, including one cash wager of pounds 500. His price was cut from 7-1 to 6-1.
MELBOURNE CUP (2 November): Coral: 6-1 Kayf Tara (from 7-1), 7-1 Tie The Knot, 8-1 Sky Heights, 16-1 Travelmate, Arctic Owl, 20-1 others.