Cookie on course for York
Last year's winner Clever Cookie is one of 15 contenders still in the reckoning for Friday's Betway Yorkshire Cup at York.
Peter Niven's charge was a popular winner of the one-mile-six-furlong heat but failed to build on that victory in three subsequent outings, most recently when down the field in the Doncaster Cup last September.
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The Roger Charlton-trained Quest For More will have to concede upwards of 5lb all round due to his Group One win in the Prix du Cadran last year and could clash once again with a familiar rival in Michael Bell's Big Orange.
Dartmouth, winner of the Hardwicke Stakes last term for the Queen and Sir Michael Stoute, could step up in trip for this Group Two event, while 2015 St Leger victor Simple Verse is in the mix for Ralph Beckett.
Hugo Palmer has two possibles in the highly-regarded Crimean Tatar and To Be Wild, with John Gosden considering a crack at the race for John Porter Stakes winner Muntahaa.
Godolphin have a couple of contenders in Twilight Payment and Endless Time, while Dal Harraild , Higher Power, High Jinx , Marmelo and Joseph O'Brien's Motherland round out the list of confirmations.
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