Breeders Cup Turf Champion Red Rocks returned to his winning ways after a dismal performance in Dubai last month.
Dylan Thomas faces seven rivals on his return to Group 1 company in the Prix Ganay at Longchamp on Sunday. Mashaahed and Red Rocks were entered in the Ganay but opted for the Betfred Gordon Richards Stakes, as did Notnowcato, winner of the Juddmonte International last season. Dylan Thomas could face around eight horses in the first European Group 1 of the season. Aidan O'Brien's four-year-old won both the Irish Derby and Champion Stakes last year but has not raced since disappointing in the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont last October.
Yeats, winner of last year's Ascot Gold Cup, returns to action in the Listed Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan in Ireland on Sunday. This will be his first start since finishing a disappointing seventh in the Melbourne Cup last November.