ADDEYBB heads 19 five-day confirmations for the £350,000 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes, the Group One highlight over a mile at Newbury on Saturday.

Trained in Newmarket by William Haggas, who has yet to win the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes, Addeybb has looked a G1 horse in the making in two starts so far this season and has been successful on five of his seven starts.

The four-year-old made a mockery of handicap rating of 99 in the valuable Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster on March 24, defeating Lord Glitters by two and three-quarter lengths, and took another step forward when scoring impressively by the same margin in the G2 Sandown Mile on April 27.

Champion trainer in both Ireland and Britain, Aidan O'Brien, is set to be doubly represented by dual G1 winner Rhododendron and G1 Breeders' Cup Mile second Lancaster Bomber.

Rhododendron finished fourth behind Cracksman on her comeback in the G1 Prix Ganay over 10 furlongs at Longchamp, France, on April 29.

O'Brien's four entries are completed by US G1 scorer Deauville and G3 winner War Decree. O'Brien won the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes with Hawk Wing in 2003.

Suedois (David O'Meara) enjoyed a lucrative end to 2017. In September, the seven-year-old took the G2 Boomerang Stakes over a mile at Leopardstown on Irish Champions weekend and followed up that success with a triumphant transatlantic raid when successful in the G1 Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland on October 7.

Crack sprinter Limato (Henry Candy) is set to try a mile again in this race, having finished fourth behind Belardo in the 2016 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes. The six-year-old gelding has an excellent record over shorter trips headed by victories in the G1 July Cup over six furlongs and G1 Prix de la Foret over seven furlongs.

Other entries include Librissa Breeze (Dean Ivory), Beat The Bank (Andrew Balding), Zabeel Prince (Roger Varian), Lightning Spear and Breton Rock (David Simcock), Zonderland (Clive Cox) and Dutch Connection (Charlie Hills).

The Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes is the second race in the mile division of the QIPCO British Champions Series.

Newbury's seven-race programme on Saturday also features two £70,000 Listed contests and the 12-furlong £100,000 G3 Al Rayyan Stakes.

Newbury stage their annual Starlight Charity Raceday tomorrow (Friday) with a seven-race programme starting at 2pm.