Charlie Appleby feels the step up to 12 furlongs will suit Hawkbill as the Coral-Eclipse hero bids for a second Group One success of the season in the Pastorius Grosser Preis Von Bayern at Munich on Tuesday.
Although the Godolphin-owned colt has been beaten in both his subsequent races since his Sandown triumph, Appleby believes the son of Halling has a lot going for him as he tries to regain winning ways.
“I have been looking forward to getting Hawkbill out to a mile and a half,” Appleby told www.godolphin.com.
“As we know, he has proven form on soft ground and this looks like a very suitable race for him.”
Godolphin have a second string to their bow in Racing History.
His trainer, Saeed bin Suroor, reports the four-year-old to have come on for his recent return..
“Racing History ran well after a very long lay-off,” said the Newmarket handler.
“He needed the race and has worked well since on the Limekilns. Any rain will suit but he is in good form.”
There is a third British raider in the David Simcock-trained Algometer, who lowered the colours of The Queen’s colt Dartmouth at Newbury in September.
A field of 10 includes two from the Peter Schiergen stable, Girolamo and Royal Solitaire, and two from Jean-Pierre Carvalho’s yard , Guignol and Savoir Vivre, who was eighth behind Found in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.