Three-time Group One winner Finest Solution returns to action from the Sun Racing September Stakes at Kempton on Saturday.
A for Saeed bin Suroor he won Grosser Preis Von Baden, Grosser Preis Von Berlin and the Princess of Wales’s Stakes before heading to Australia.
He hasn’t been seen since finishing eighth at the Melbourne Cup, although his spree continued in the prestigious Caulfield Cup with a victory.
“This will be his first race as the Melbourne Cup,” stated the Godolphin handler.
“He had a terrific season last year, but in addition a very tough period, so we gave him a long break and this is only a return for him.
“We will start with him, he’s working very well. The previous time that he worked in Newmarket on the Watered gallop, I was really delighted.
“He is in good condition, this is the beginning for him before we start to appear in Group Ones again.
“He’s not likely to Australia this past year – we’ll just keep all of our options open. We are going to see how he works in this and then decide on his future”
The other runner is where he wasn’t disgraced in fifth place in the Arlington Million, Andrew Balding’s Pivoine, that had his last outing in the usa.
He had won the John Smith’s Diamond Jubilee Cup in York in July.
“He seems to have carried his visit to America really well,” said Balding.
“He has shape on the Polytrack. Whether he’s quite as good at mile and a half since he is at a distance and a quarter,” I don’t understand, but we’ll discover that out.”
Roger Varian saddles two at Gibbs Hill, that ran well to finish in a precious race in York last month, also Rasima.
“Gibbs Hill worked well at York. He has got great synthetic type and appears to be. He likes the trail along with the excursion, but we’ll only have to find out how he goes,” said Varian.
“Rasima hasn’t really fired this season, but you might assert her two runs at the Hoppings Stakes at Newcastle have been her finest pieces of life form.
“Hopefully the Kempton surface may watch her run very nicely, but she has got a little to find about the characters.
“We’re looking the distance and a half . It hasn’t quite panned for her it may not or as we enjoyed, but the trip may lead to a bit of advancement, but we will find out. It is a great race and she will need a career ”
Hugo Palmer’s Mootasadir returns from a break with lost his unbeaten record when stepping up to 2 miles in the Northumberland Plate – a race in which Gibbs Hill was a strong burned that is ante-post off an absence of 724 days but was pulled up.
The globetrotting Prince Of Arran (Charlie Fellowes) is another to drop trip after a solid run from the Ebor, as he proceeds to build towards a return trip to Australia.
Royal Line (John Gosden) has only his second start since winning the November Handicap, while Thundering Blue (David Menuisier) drops in class after finishing of nine at the Juddmonte International at York.