Racing: Simon Holt of Channel 4 Racing analyses today's Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

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Almushtarak: Regularly performs well in high-class company but yet to win a Group One race. Third to Cape Cross and Docksider here at the Royal meeting and also third in the Sussex Stakes. Strong finisher.

Dubai Millennium: Beaten only once, when below par in the Derby, and has scored impressively twice since in France - most recently making all from Slickly at Deauville. Huge horse who is best with cut in the ground.

Gold Academy: Well-beaten third to Sendawar and Aljabr over course and distance at Royal meeting but returned to winning form recently at York. Very useful but needs to improve again.

Balisada: Finished strongly to land the Coronation Stakes over course and distance at the Royal meeting but limitations exposed when fourth in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood in July. Freshened since.

Conclusion: DUBAI MILLENNIUM has impressed in his French forays and with no other front-runner in the line-up he should be able to dictate the pace.