Field of 11 for Gimcrack
Last Updated: 21/08/14 2:44pm
Baitha Alga powers home in the Norfolk Stakes.
Royal Ascot hero Baitha Alga must concede weight to 10 rivals in the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Gimcrack Stakes at York on Saturday.
Since filling the runner-up spot on his racecourse debut at Haydock, the Richard Hannon-trained juvenile has won a Chester maiden, the Woodcote Stakes at Epsom and most recently the Norfolk Stakes at the Royal meeting.
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He steps back up from five to six furlongs for this weekend's Group Two assignment and is joined in the field by stable companion Beacon, who rattled off a hat-trick before finishing a close third in the Molecomb Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
Tommy Stack's unbeaten colt Accepted is joined on the trip from Ireland by the Aidan O'Brien-trained The Great War, who since winning his first two starts, has not quite lived up to expectations at Ascot and Newmarket.
There are a number of interesting contenders for Yorkshire in Bryan Smart's Fendale, Karl Burke's Glenalmond, the Mark Johnston-trained Jungle Cat and Teruntum Star from Kevin Ryan's yard.
Peter Chapple-Hyam's Ahlan Emarati, Ron Harris' Aussie Ruler and the Charlie Hills-trained Muhaarar complete the 11-strong line-up.