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Gimcrack on Alga agenda

Royal Ascot winner Baitha Alga stars among 15 juveniles confirmed for the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Gimcrack Stakes at York on Saturday.

Since opening his account at the second attempt at Chester, Richard Hannon's charge has claimed impressive victories in the Woodcote Stakes at Epsom and the Norfolk Stakes at the Royal meeting.

Baitha Alga is also entered in the DBS Premier Yearling Stakes on Thursday's card.

Hannon similarly has Phoenix Stakes runner-up Kool Kompany and Beacon in the same two races.

There is a strong representation from Ireland with Aidan O'Brien's pair The Great War and War Envoy joined in the list by Tommy Stack's Accepted and Rapid Applause from Michael O'Callaghan's yard.

The Peter Chapple-Hyam-trained Ahlan Emarati, Bryan Smart's Fendale and Karl Burke's Glenalmond also feature in the Group Two over six furlongs.