The five-year-old, who is owned by Sultan Ahmad Shah, makes his seasonal reappearance in Britain having finished fourth in the Group Three Nad Al Sheba Trophy at Meydan in March, where he suffered an interrupted passage.

This will be his first start in Group company on these shores and he will be partnered by Andrea Atzeni in the £100,000 contest. His seven rivals include former Irish Champion Stakes winner The Grey Gatsby and Jockey Club Stakes victor Exosphere.

Roger said: “Battersea has something to find on the figures tomorrow, but he is in good form at home and quick ground is what he requires. We feel he has enough speed to return to a mile and a half and I think the course will suit him.

“I hope he can be competitive as he has always suggested he can cut it in stakes company.”

Varian Stable also saddles two other runners on the card, both for Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum.

Shabeeb begins proceedings in the Group Three Bahrain Trophy, with the three-year-old son of Smart Strike taking a step up in class following comprehensive victories at Sandown and Doncaster.

Roger said: “Shabeeb is thoroughly progressive and I have been impressed by both of his wins this season. He, too, will enjoy the ground and both his pedigree and run style suggest the step up in trip will be in his favour. He needs to improve again, but he is an exciting prospect.”

Taneen is the last of our three runners in the card, but he is by no means the least, with the three-year-old son of Speighstown looking to supplement his wide-margin Leciester win in the six-furlong handicap for three-year-olds.

Roger said: “Taneen has to shoulder top weight, but he could not have been more impressive last time out and he is very much on an upward curve. He broke his maiden over course and distance as a juvenile and he will enjoy the ground. He will need to progress again, but he remains capable of doing so.”