The first race of the 2000 Guineas meeting is the Class 2 Handicap over six furlongs and Uncle Jumbo for Kevin Ryan could have a big say.
The three year old is a full brother to smart sprinter Major Jumbo and on debut last year showed that ability when getting off the mark at Doncaster over 6f.
He then finished a smart fourth of 19 in the Premier Yearling Stakes at York's Ebor meeting and backed that up at Doncaster with a nice third behind two smart youngsters.
The gelding finished last season with a weak performance on soft ground in the Two Year Old Listed event at Redcar, with quick conditions the key to this horse.
He returned a year old at Newcastle in February, using the event as a pipe cleaner, before heading to Pontefract in April where he had a horrible passage and still managed to gain fourth.
Both of those runs should have put him spot in for this event and if getting a clear run in conditions he likes, his ability suggests that he should have no excuses.