Alexandrova is unlikely to be much of a price when she lines up in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks on the Knavesmire today, writes Keith Hamer.
But Aidan O'Brien's charge still rates an outstanding bet as she goes in search of a third successive Group One win.
Having hinted at what was to come when finishing runner-up in last season's Fillies' Mile, the daughter of Sadler's Wells found Short Skirt too hot to handle on her seasonal reappearance at York.
She pulverised her nine rivals in the Oaks at Epsom, however, then landed another easy Classic success in the Irish version the following month.
She goes on any ground and her impressive change of gear means her supporters need not worry about the possibility of a muddling pace working against her.
The totesport Ebor is always a tough puzzle for punters to solve and while this year's renewal looks to be no exception, there could be some value to be found with the Luca Cumani-trained Glistening.
Jamie Spencer's mount has gone close behind Young Mick over 12 furlongs on his last two starts but is now 7lb
better off with that rival for a length-and-a-half defeat last time out.
He has shaped as though he will relish the step up in trip and the likely testing conditions will also give him the chance to shine in the stamina department.
He is also likely to benefit from a stronger pace than he has been used to, with the large field sure to scorch up the turf.
Kevin Ryan appears to have a useful colt in Wi Dud and the lightly-raced two-year-old has every chance of landing the Scottish Equitable Gimcrack Stakes.
He caught the eye when opening his account at the first time of asking over the minimum trip at the York-shire course in June before being edged out in a thrilling finish to the Group Three Molecomb Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
He looked a very unfortunate loser then and shaped as though the step up to six furlongs will see him in an even more positive light.
The stable won this last year and the event has always been the target for this highly-regarded youngster, who surely has further improvement in the locker after only two outings to date.