image-left-align HeyhoeDartmouth is fancied to give Sir Michael Stoute his third win in almost as many years in York’s 3.30 on Friday. A step up in trip should be ideal for this high-class colt.

A classic ladder-climbing performer from Freemason Lodge, the smart son of Dubawi signed off last season with a gutsy second in a Canadian Grade 1 and with a masterful Sir Michael to guide him again this time around, Dartmouth is expected to improve further and land the Yorkshire Cup on his seasonal debut.