Jockey James Doyle is confident Crystal Ocean can overcome Enable in Saturday’s King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
Enable will go into this weekend’s big race as the favourite after another win at Sandown on July 6.
John Gosden’s charge has now won 10 races in a row and jockey Frankie Dettori is relishing the chance to win the race once again.
However, Doyle is confident in his own charge and he knows what it takes to win the race, after powering home 12 months ago aboard Poet’s Word.
He told reporters: ‘It’s a big ride to get.
He comes up against Enable, who is the queen of the turf at the minute and her record is absolutely faultless.
‘My fellow’s rating is higher, but it’s hard to crib anything Enable has done.
We are fully aware of the task we have at hand, but I’m thankful to Sir Michael Stoute and his owners for giving me the chance and entrusting a horse like him in my care.
‘Everyone has an off-day at some stage, though Enable’s off-day is probably a pretty good day in most people’s books.
‘You never wish to lower the colours of any horse, but we would be pretty pleased if we win with our fellow.’