Saddler's heads Lonsdale field

Last Updated: 23/08/12 1:15pm

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Saddler's Rock: York bid

Saddler's Rock: York bid

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Oxx ace in Tau rematch

Saddler's Rock and Askar Tau, separated by just a length at Goodwood, will clash again in Saturday's Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup at York.

John Oxx's stayer was third in the Ascot Gold Cup, but was a winner on his last visit to Yorkshire when he won the Doncaster Cup last September.

Marcus Tregoning's 2009 winner Askar Tau finished fast at Goodwood and should have conditions in his favour if the rain stays away.

Godolphin are always traditionally strong in the long distance races and having saddled the first two in the Gold Cup, a new member of their staying team is Cavalryman, who has had a new lease of life this year stepped up in trip.

Simenon has had a great year, winning twice a Royal Ascot for Willie Mullins, while Ibiceno could head for Melbourne if he runs well for Luca Cumani.

Thimaar, Times Up, Lost In The Moment, High Jinx and Glen's Diamond are among others in the 11-runner field.

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