Windhoek will try to give 5lb to all his five opponents when going for Group Three success in the Betfair Huxley Stakes at Chester on Thursday.
The Saeed bin Suroor-trained five-year-old has to carry a penalty for winning the Group Two Anatolia Trophy in Turkey on his final start of the last campaign.
Hans Holbein bids to give Aidan O'Brien a third successive triumph in the MBNA Chester Vase and his sixth in all when facing five rivals on the Roodee on Thursday.
The son of Montjeu, who also held an entry in Friday's Dee Stakes, is Ballydoyle's only representative from seven possibles.
Chester’s three day meeting is the highlight of the week and begins tomorrow but until then it is modest fare on Tuesday including a mares’ handicap hurdle (4.30) at Fakenham that could go the way of last year’s plucky winner Queen Spud, who remains well handicapped and seems to have been laid out for a follow-up success by trainer, Henry Daly.
The 2015 Group 1 Qipco 2000 Guineas has 19 of the best 3yos slugging it out for their share of the £498,750 prize. But there is more at stake than money here, it is a huge springboard for these youngsters which will tell us everything about their classic credentials and indeed, which of these 19 has the X-Factor. So - who wins?