Dean Ivory is hoping Frankie Dettori's continued faith in Lancelot Du Lac is justified in the William Hill Portland Handicap at Doncaster tomorrow.

The Italian steered the seven-year-old to victory in the Stewards' Cup at Glorious Goodwood and asked for the ride in this race before the entries came out.

The Radlett trainer was happy to oblige and reports Lancelot Du Lac to be in good shape, having only run at York on Sunday when he was below par on what was tacky ground.

Lancelot Du Lac will have to defy the welter burden of 9st 10lb if he is to become the first horse since Lochsong in 1992 to win the Stewards' Cup and Portland in the same season.

"The ground at York was very tacky in the end, so the race was never run to suit him. He didn't quite get home over the six, but I think this trip and everything will suit him," said the Harper Lodge Farm handler of the horse that gave him his biggest win of his career last month.

"He comes there in great form. Obviously, we've got Frankie, who won the Stewards' Cup on him the last time.

"Frankie was keen to ride him before he was even entered so that's all very positive, but he has got a lot of weight."

Ivory also saddles Stake Acclaim, who has had a well-earned break since running three times last month.

"He's in great form. I was a bit harsh with the poor little fella, running him three times in about three weeks, but he never let me down at all. To him, it probably feels like he's had six months off," said the Radlett trainer.

"He is bucking and kicking at home. The trip and everything should all suit him.

"I'm very happy with both horses."