Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson
, KB (29 September 1758 - 21 October 1805) was a British flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars.
The former O'Brien-trained Viscount Nelson
, now with Mike de Kock, and French globetrotter and Ryan Moore's mount Chinchon, fourth in this three years ago, are other leading contenders for the near pounds 1 million prize.
The likes of former stablemate Viscount Nelson
and French challenger Chinchon will be in opposition on Sunday.
The Mike de Kock-trained Viscount Nelson
rallied for second while pacesetter Red Jazz held the third spot after making the pace through sectional times of :25.54 for the first 400m and :48.93 for 800m.
The former saddles Viscount Nelson
, an impressive winner of the Group Two Al Fahidi Fort over course and distance two weeks ago, while Bin Surour banks on Sandagiyr, who won the Group Three Firebreak Stakes over the same trip.
South African trainer Mike De Kock has a good record in the race and saddles two runners in this year's race with Christophe Soumillon aboard Master Of Hounds and Kevin Shea taking the ride on Viscount Nelson
. The trainer said: "Master Of Hounds worked very well on the turf the other day and this looks a good opportunity to run him again as I just think we have struggled to get him properly fit.
Third to Viscount nelson
in a listed event at The Curragh in his penultimate start, Waydownsouth ran a cracker to finish third to Beachfire in the Wolferton handicap at the royal meeting.
CURRAGH: 5.30 Angel Bright, 6.00 Tashqeel, 6.30 Roicead, 7.05 Viscount Nelson
, 7.35 Highly Efficient, 8.10 Negotiate, 8.40 Lexi's Boy.
Parker had been recalled to London in April and in May Nelson had been created Viscount Nelson
of the Nile.
Aidan O'Brien's Viscount Nelson
was the same distance adrift in third with Dar Ri Me fourth and Sir Michael Stoute's Zacinto a distant last of the quintet.
The five-year-old stuck gamely to his task and held the fast-finishing Sri Putra and Viscount Nelson
Zacinto never looked like getting involved and it was 33-1 outsider Sri Putra who stayed on strongest of all to chase the 13-8 winner home, eventually going down by half a length, with Viscount Nelson