James Tate has Invincible Army ready to roll in what looks a red-hot renewal of the Armstrong Aggregates Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock on Saturday.
An impressive winner of the Pavilion Stakes at Ascot on his reappearance, he is one of 11 three-year-olds entered in the Group Two.
“He’s ready for Haydock, he’s going there and we’re very excited,” said Tate.
“From who else I hear is going there, it looks like it will be a hell of a race.
“We’d like to think he’s improving still and he’s proved he can handle all ground.”
Among those in contention to take on Invincible Army are two Royal Ascot winners in the Clive Cox-trained Heartache and Different League, who is now in the care of Aidan O’Brien.
Karl Burke’s Prix Morny scorer Unfortunately, Richard Fahey’s Gimcrack hero Sands Of Mali and the Brian Meehan-trained Barraquero, off the track since winning the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood last August, are also engaged.