Expressfromtheus is highly rated by the handicappers but has yet to win a Feature race of any description. His best efforts in Graded-race company came when finishing second to Running Brave in the London News (Gr 3) and 3rd behind MK’s Pride in the Hawaii Stakes (Gr 2). He has won six of his 18 starts but has yet to be tested beyond 1800m and there has to be some doubt as to whether this son of What a Winter will see out the July distance. His trainer Stuart Pettigrew is a shrewd operator and knows what it takes to win at the highest level. The fact that he has allowed Expressfromtheus to stand his ground warrants a measure of respect.