Luckygray drew solidly in barrier 12 for Saturday's $1 million Carlton Draught Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot.
The star five-year-old won from the same gate in last year's Railway when he beat He's Remarkable on protest.
He will come into barrier 10 if the emergencies don't get a start.
Ranger, the second favourite behind Luckygray, also drew well in gate 10.
Wall Street and Yosei copped visitor's draws with 16 and 18 respectively.
Railway Stakes barrier draw: Luckygray 12, Fat Al 4, Playing God 2, Wall Street 16, Yosei 18, Westriver Kevydonn 6, Lords Ransom 15, Battle Emblem 7, God Has Spoken 1, King Saul 13, Maschino 9, Mr Moet 5, Niblick 8, Ranger 10, Rosie Rocket 14, Zester 17, Shamardashing E1 3, Our Ol' Fella E2 11