Last year’s winner Geordieland is among a final field of nine for the Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup on Friday.
Jamie Osborne’s grey has so often been the bridesmaid during his career, but enjoyed his day in the sun when beating Royal And Regal to take this Group Two prize 12 months ago.
That rival reopposes as he bids to go one better, while 2006 winner Percussionist and former Aidan O’Brien inmate Washington Irving represent Howard Johnson.
Saeed bin Suroor has saddled three winners of the stayers’ heat since 2000 and this year sends out Veracity.
The field is completed by Ask, Blue Bajan, Centennial and Fiulin.