Holbein takes Vase test
Hans Holbein bids to give Aidan O'Brien a third successive triumph in the MBNA Chester Vase and his sixth in all when facing five rivals on the Roodee on Thursday.
The son of Montjeu, who also held an entry in Friday's Dee Stakes, is Ballydoyle's only representative from seven possibles.
Hans Holbein, has had a busy spring campaign already winning the latest of two starts last month at Leopardstown.
He will be taken on by Godolphin's Future Empire, who was well beaten by Christophermarlowe in Epsom's Derby Trial two weeks ago.
David Brown saddles Medrano, placed in both his starts in France this term, while Mike de Kock's Tannaaf, easy Leicester maiden winner Storm The Stars and the Richard Hannon-trained Proposed complete the six-strong field.
Four of the six - Hans Holbein, First Empire, Storm The Stars and Proposed - hold entries in the Investec Derby.