If he puts his unbeaten record at stake at the William Hill St Leger logician will face seven rivals.
John Gosden’s colt became a red-hot favourite for the world’s earliest Vintage after claiming his fourth victory from as many starts in the Great Voltigeur last month.
The son of Frankel bids to provide a victory from his jockey Frankie Dettori with a sixth, along with the Town Moor showpiece on Saturday to his trainer.
Aidan includes six St Leger victories – plus will be bidding for a third consecutive success following the recent triumphs of Capri and Kew Gardens.
This year, Ballydoyle’s master runs Sir Dragonet – who completed a close-up fifth favourite in June for its Investec Derby – and recent Lonsdale Cup Il Paradiso and position man Western Australia.
Sir Ron Priestley steps up in grade, having won five of his six starts this year for Mark Johnston – who also saddles Nayef Road.
Dashing Willoughby, from Andrew Balding’s lawn and martyn Meade’s Geoffrey Freer Stakes winner Technician, are another hopefuls.
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