Irish Derby winner Capri tops the list of 24 horses that remain in contention for the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster on September 16th.
The son of Galileo is one of 12 potential entries in the final classic of the season at Town Moor for trainer Aidan O'Brien, who is seeking a fifth victory in the race.
Sir Michael Stoute, whose sole success in the mile and three quarter prize came from Conduit in 2008, has left in Gordon Stakes winner Crystal Ocean who shares favouritism.
Goodwood Cup hero Stradivarius is one of two entries, from an initial seven, alongside Ribblesdale Stakes winner Coronet that have been left in by trainer John Gosden.
Other notable entries include the Brian Meehan-trained Raheen House, winner of the Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket, and Defoe, from the yard of Roger Varian, who made it four out of four this season in the Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury.
Saeed bin Suroor has left three candidates in the race, including Benbatl, winner of the Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot on his penultimate start.
Current Odds: Capri, Crystal Ocean 4/1, Stradivarius 5/1, Defoe 11/2