Grade 2 Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Standard Open National Flat Race winning rider Megan Nicholls joins forces once again with father Paul aboard Scaramanga at Royal Ascot on Saturday evening.
Team Ditcheat took the Grand National Festival finale back in April as Knappers Hill took his unbeaten career start to three, and they will bid to exact the same feat in Berkshire this weekend with the recent Sandown winner.
The bet365 Handicap Hurdle winner at the Jumps Finale in Esher, the son of Mastercraftsman returns to the flat on a mark of 86, just 1lb higher than when finishing second at this track last July.
The remaining crop of predominate National Hunt trainers are represented by outsiders as Tom Symonds and Maxwell Young saddle Table Mountain and Monete, respectively.
Former Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle winning handler Dermot Weld tops the bill with Falcon Eight, who repartners Frankie Dettori following his Chester Cup success back in May, while this year’s victorious Topham Handicap Chase chief Willie Mullins runs Stratum.