David Griffiths' admirable sprinter lifted this five-furlong dash in 2014 and 2016 and was only beaten a head in the 2015 renewal.
The 10-year-old showed he was as good as ever when winning the City Walls Stakes at York on his latest start.
The William Haggas-trained Muthmir won the race two years ago and is again on the list.
His owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum has another leading fancy in Battaash.
Charlie Hills' three-year-old continued his progression when running away with the Coral Charge at Sandown.
David Simcock has supplemented Fitri Hay's Glass Office for this Group Two contest, while Aidan O'Brien's Washington DC is the sole Irish hopeful.
Last year's Prix de l'Abbaye scorer Marsha and the Clive Cox-trained pair of Profitable and Priceless also stand their ground in a quality entry.
The list is completed by Final Venture, Kachy, Ardad, Kyllang Rock and Yalta.