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Work to do for the King George

This season's Derby winners Workforce and Cape Blanco have their first opportunity to take on the older generation in Saturday's King George at Ascot. However, only eight remain at the five-day stage with just five older horses in the line-up.

Michael Stoute is, as expected, set to run four-year-old Harbinger against his track-record breaking Epsom hero Workforce and Aidan O'Brien's winner of the Irish equivalent, Cape Blanco.

Mick Channon's ultra consistent and evergreen seven-year-old Youmzain is also engaged and fancied for a big run by connections, while John Gosden's classy filly Dar Re Mi, who failed to land a blow over two furlongs shorter in the Eclipse at Sandown earlier this month, is also set to take her place in the field.

The French representation comes from Alain De Royer-Dupre's filly Daryakana while Aidan O'Brien's Epsom Derby pacemaker At First Sight, who ended up finishing closest to Workforce, completes the possible octet along with Stoute's third string, Confront.

Despite beating Workforce on their only previous meeting, Cape Blanco goes into the race a 6/1 third favourite in the antepost market as Workforce heads the betting at a general 10/11, with stable companion Harbinger the 5/2 second favourite.

With just eight left at the five-day stage, punters will be hoping that there will be no defector before Thursday's declarations to allow for each-way betting 1-2-3.

Boylesports Bet: Workforce 4/5, Harbinger 5/2, Cape Blanco 11/2, Youmzain 12/1, Dar Re Mi 14/1, Daryakana 16/1, At First Sight 50/1, Cofront 100/1


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