Dermot Weld's Harzand has received a favourable stall draw for Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly, but Aidan O'Brien's trio of runners appear to have fared less well.
Weld's dual Derby winner will start in stall six but O'Brien's filly Found will start in stall 12 under Ryan Moore.
King George winner Highland Reel is next door in stall 11 for Seamie Heffernan and Gold Cup hero Order Of St George, the mount of Frankie Dettori, is widest of all in stall 16.
Favourite Postponed will break from stall seven as he bids to crown a fantastic season.
The Dubawi entire is unbeaten in four starts for Roger Varian this year, enjoying Group One triumphs in the Dubai Sheema Classic, the Coronation Cup and the Juddmonte International.
He faces 15 rivals in Europe's premier middle-distance event on Sunday as he lines up under regular rider Andrea Atzeni.
Other leading contenders include Japanese star Makahiki , last year's third New Bay [eight], Silverwave [four] and Left Hand .
The only other British or Irish representative, the Kevin Ryan-trained The Grey Gatsby, is in stall two.