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Tac tops cup contenders

Tac De Boistron heads 22 contenders for Friday's Sky Bet Yorkshire Cup at York.

The Marco Botti-trained seven-year-old would have to shoulder a 4lb penalty after his impressive five-length victory in the Sagaro Stakes on his reappearance at Ascot last month.

James Fanshawe's Seal Of Approval, winner of an Ascot Group One on her final start last term, also stands her ground for the Group Two feature and would be having her first outing in 2014.

Fanshawe also has High Jinx in contention, with John Gosden potentially double-handed with Brass Ring and Camborne.

Aidan O'Brien has El Salvador and Chester absentee Ernest Hemingway in contention for the two-mile heat, in which the Richard Fahey-trained Glen's Diamond could attempt to repeat his victory of last year.

Godolphin have two possible strings to their bow in last year's Lonsdale Cup hero Ahzeemah and Penglai Pavilion.

Other notable possibles include the Ed Dunlop-trained Times Up, twice a winner of the Doncaster Cup, and Gospel Choir, who claimed the Jockey Club Stakes for Sir Michael Stoute at the start of the month.

Tiger Cliff, winner of the Ebor last year when trained by Lady Cecil, could have his first start for Alan King after plans for a winter hurdles campaign were shelved.