Top youngsters in Gimcrack frame

Blue Point features among 15 exciting two-year-olds to have stood their ground for Saturday's Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Gimcrack Stakes at York.

Blue Point (far side): Looks to return to winning ways in Saturday's Gimcrack

The Charlie Appleby-trained colt took a tall reputation into last month's Richmond Stakes at Glorious Goodwood and although he suffered the first defeat of his career, he still produced a highly creditable display, doing down by a neck to the tenacious Mehmas.

The same connections also have hat-trick seeking Final Reckoning in the Group Two six furlong heat following his nursery success at Goodwood.

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Simon Crisford has had this race in mind for a long time for the Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned Mokarris, who put his disappointing Coventry Stakes display behind him when cruising to victory in a Listed event at Newbury in the middle of July.

Mark Johnston has an enviable hand in the juvenile division again this term and has left in The Last Lion, with stablemate Yalta heading for Friday's Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes instead.

The north Yorkshire handler is also responsible for Mailshot and Sutter County, who has been working his way back to full fitness having suffered an injury on his way to winning at Newmarket back in April.

John Gosden's Windsor Castle Stakes victor Ardad, Ed Dunlop's Molecomb third Global Applause and the Aidan O'Brien-trained Intelligence Cross – the only Irish challenger – are other notable names to have remained in the race at the six-day stage.

Dream Of Dreams, Ernststavroblofeld, Grey Britain, Medici Banchiere, Mubtasim and Unabated complete the possibles.

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