As part of the Maktoum family entourage, Al Shaikh was present at Epsom for the triumphs of Nashwan in 1989, Erhaab (1994) and Lammtarra (1995).
The four-year-old colt came close to making his G1 breakthrough when finishing runner-up in the Tenno Sho (Spring) won by World Premiere.
Trainer Kevin Ryan is targeting the triple G1-winning mare at the G2 5f sprint as a prelude to next month’s royal meeting.
Breeders’ Cup winner was entered in the Coronation Stakes just a week ago but things didn’t go to plan in her warm-up race.
Read what the trainers have to say about their chances in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.
The lowdown on five key players in the race for the 2021 title: Oisin Murphy, William Buick, Ben Curtis, Hollie Doyle and Tom Marquand.
Entries for 12 races across the five days feature eight US-trained runners with entries, plus strong representation from France, Germany and Ireland.
Trends analysis for the first two British Classics from our friends at geegeez.co.uk, using their Query Tool data.