THE move to drop Bangkok back in trip can be rewarded with a Group 2 triumph in the Sky Bet York Stakes on Knavesmire today.

The Andrew Balding-trained colt looked potentially top class in the spring when beating Telecaster at Doncaster and winning Sandown's Classic Trial over a mile and a quarter.

He failed to figure in the Derby, but ran a much better race in the King Edward VII Stakes over a mile and a half to finish second to Japan - having held every chance two furlongs from home.

That effort convinced connections to go down to 10 furlongs.

Silvestre De Sousa has the mount.

Gulliver was a ready winner of an 18-runner handicap over this six furlongs and can defy a 5lb hike in the Sky Bet Dash Handicap for Upper Helmsley trainer David O'Meara. In-form jockey Danny Tudhope is in the saddle.

North Yorkshire jockey Paul Mulrennan is fancied to score on Get Knotted in the opening race on the York card, the Sky Bet "Get Knotted" Handicap.

Get Knotted is bidding for a fourth successive victory in this contest.

The six furlong Skybet Britain's Most Popular Online Bookmaker Novice Median Auction Stakes is expected to go the way of Abstemious, trained by Hambleton's Kevin Ryan.

Having finished second over course and distance under Jamie Spencer earlier this month, Abstemious is selected to go one better this time out.

Trainer Ian Williams send out Always Resolute in the Sky Bet Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap. He can prevail under Angus Villiers.

Tamreer and De Sousa can land the Sky Bet Supporting New Beginnings British EBF Fillies' Handicap at decent odds for trainer Roger Fell.

The Tudhope and O'Meara combination can work its magic again with Astrologer in the closing seven furlong Sporting Life Fast Results Handicap.

Astrologer is aiming for a third win of the season.

Today's meeting is the second day of York's Music Showcase Weekend.

Last night’s Listed British Stallion Studs EBF Lyric Fillies’ Stakes on Knavesmire went the way of 6-1 shot Fanny Logan, ridden by P J McDonald.

Megan Nicholls steered 9-4 favourite Chance to victory in the opening Silk Series Lady Riders’ Handicap.

The Roger Fell-trained Tricky Dicky took the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Handicap as 4-1 favourite, while jockey Danny Tudhope sampled success with 1-6 favourite Boosala in the Premier Design and Print Novice Median Auction Stakes.

On a good night for favourites, 100-30 chance Irv won the SBFM Commercial Cleaning Services Handicap.

Paul Mulrennan piloted 8-1 shot Que Amoro to a seven-length triumph in the closing Sky Bet Supporting PJA 50th Anniversary Handicap.

Today's York selections

2.05 Get Knotted, 2.40 Gulliver, 3.15 Bangkok, 3.45 Abstemious, 4.20 Always Resolute, 4.55 Tamreer, 5.25 Astrologer.