Darryll Holland and Falbrav

The gutsy five-year-old has won five Group One races in 2003 and was desperately unlucky not to win a sixth when he was second in a rough-ridden and controversial Irish Champion Stakes, he was also placed in three others including Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and the Hong Kong Cup.

Falbrav has shown great versatility, winning at the top level over eight and 10 furlongs and only just missing out on winning over 12.