A total of 14 entries have been received for the £100,000 Group Two Artemis Goodwood Cup (2.15am), which is part of the QIPCO British Champion Series, run over two miles on the third day of Glorious Goodwood, Thursday, August 2, 2012.
The entries are headed by Colour Vision, who battled on gamely to score by a half-length from Opinion Poll in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot on June 21, with a neck back to John Oxx's Saddler's Rock, who is likely to reoppose.
As well as Colour Vision, Godolphin could be represented by last year's runner-up Lost In The Moment and Cavalryman, who was a Group One winner over 12 furlongs as a three-year-old and has won his last two starts in Listed company over longer distances.
Simenon is another intended runner from across the Irish Sea, representing Ireland's champion jump trainer Willie Mullins. The five-year-old completed a unique double at Royal Ascot, winning the Ascot Handicap on June 19 before an impressive seven-length success in the Queen Alexandra Stakes on June 23.
The entries also include John Gosden's Nehaam, while Marcus Tregoning is likely to run dual Group Two winner Askar Tau. The seven-year-old won the Lonsdale Cup and the Doncaster Cup in 2009 and also bagged the Group Three Sagaro Stakes at Ascot in April, 2011.
This season he has failed to win but was only beaten four and three-quarter lengths in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot when plugging on from the rear to be fifth.
Tregoning, based at Kingwood House Stables in Lambourn, said: "Askar Tau is a likely runner in the Artemis Goodwood Cup. He is in good form but he has never had his ground this year.
"He is a proper top of the ground horse so we just have to hope we get normal fast summer ground at Goodwood.
"He ran a great race in the Gold Cup at Ascot, like he did the previous year, and realistically he will always have an each-way chance, but the faster the ground is, the better his chance will be.
"He was quite disappointing on his only start at Goodwood and it can be difficult because some of them just don't like it. It's just a matter of trying to get him to travel properly and not get too far out of his ground, which happened at Ascot."
Also among the 14 entries is Rae Guest's Group Three Queen's Vase third Ed De Gas, while Clive Cox's Electrolyser will be looking to return to the form that saw him finish a close second in the 2010 renewal.
Chiberta King could represent Andrew Balding, while Brian Meehan has entered 2010 Cesarewitch Handicap winner Aaim To Prosper. Local trainer Gary Moore could saddle Psi.
The only mare among the entries is Paul Deegan's rapidly improving Midnight Soprano, but she is more likely to run in the £55,000 Group Three iShares Fillies' Stakes (3.45pm) over a mile and three-quarters, for which 20 entries have been received.
Deegan, who is based at the Curragh, said: "Midnight Soprano will probably go for the iShares Fillies' Stakes. She is in excellent form and has thrived since her last run. She did a brilliant piece of work on Tuesday and I couldn't be happier with her.
"She has matured with age but we have always thought a fair bit of her even as a two-year-old. I had her full-sister who also progressed very well with age and it's a lovely family.
"I think there is plenty more to come and she will probably be even better next year as well.
"We will be hoping for some proper good ground at Goodwood. She has been getting away with it on the soft ground but she does want better ground."
Marcus Tregoning will also be represented in the Group Three iShares Fillies' Stakes by Hawafeez, who won a Listed race at Newbury by four lengths on her only start this season in May.
Tregoning said: "Hawafeez is a mare a really like and there is no reason why she won't run in the iShares Fillies' Stakes. She is fresh and seems to be very well and we are not too worried about the ground for her as she seems to cope with everything.
"We were expecting her to run well at Newbury because she had been working very well going into the race and there should be a lot of improvement in her this year.
"She ended last year on a winning note and she is progressive. I think she would be one of my best chances of the week and I am very keen on her."
Other notable entries include the Queen's Royal Ascot heroine Estimate, John Gosden's Newmarket Listed scorer Polygon and the highly-regarded Hazel Lavery, trained by Charlie Hills, who won a Listed race at Newmarket on July 21.
Two-year-olds get their chance to shine in the £70,000 Group Two Audi Richmond Stakes (2.45pm) over six furlongs for which 24 entries have been received. The past four runnings of the Audi Richmond Stakes have been won by horses trained by Richard Hannon and the handler has four entries to choose from - Olympic Glory and Alhebayeb, who were both successful in Group Two contests at the Newmarket July Meeting, as well as The Taj and Master Of War, a Listed winner at Newbury on July 13. Aidan O'Brien has made five entries including Cristoforo Colombo, who has twice been placed in Group company, as well as recent Tipperary Listed scorer Parliament Square.
Action gets underway at 2.15pm with the £45,000 Betfred The Bonus King Handicap over just short of a mile and a quarter for which 29 entries have been received, while day three of Glorious Goodwood also features the EBF British Stallion Studs New Ham Maiden Fillies' Stakes (4.20pm, 33 entries), the Tatler Handicap (4.55pm, 29 entries) and the concluding Betfred Mobile Lotto Handicap (5.25pm, 55 entries).
The going at Goodwood remains: GOOD
Latest GoingStick readings: Straight Course 8.2; Round Course 8.4
Seamus Buckley, Clerk of the Course at Goodwood, reported today: "We had around half a millimetre of rain this morning but this did nothing to the ground and we have continued watering selective parts of the course to maintain the ground, which remains predominantly good.
"There is the chance of some light rain on Sunday and we will continue to monitor the situation. Our objective is to start Glorious Goodwood on good, fast, summer Flat racing ground and at the moment we are exactly in the place where we want to be."