In fact, Camelot has some credentials that even the great champion Montjeu could not match. He was a champion two-year-old and won a Group 1 contest at that age, before winning a Classic over a mile when landing the Newmarket 2000 Guineas.

Also, Camelot came closer than any other horse since Nijinsky in 1970 to completing the illustrious Triple Crown, sustaining his first ever defeat when second in the Doncaster St Leger. Considering his remarkable turf record and his exceptional good looks, Camelot’s fee seems very reasonable indeed.