Racing is often accused of being stuck in a time warp.

Twenty-five years ago the maroon-and-white colours of Sheikh Mohammed were a ubiquitous sight until he founded the Godolphin stable and carried by the likes of Oh So Sharp, Pebbles and Singspiel, Now following an absence of 10 years in the UK, they have returned after the sheikh handed them to his daughter, Sheikha Al Jalila, and Royal Line carries them in the Betfred November Handicap at Doncaster today.

Royal Line was the first winner for the new owner when he made a belated debut at Windsor in September. The three-year-old followed up at Haydock later that month but was last of three when going for the hat-trick at Newbury over an extended one mile and five furlongs two weeks ago.

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John Gosden put that defeat down the longer distance and is expecting a better performance back at a mile and a half and the trainer said. "He found the trip a little bit too far last time at Newbury, but he's in good form and the ground should suit."

Unowhatimeanharry makes an early reappearance in a two-and-a-half-mile hurdle at Aintree.

The nine-year-old has won nine of his 10 starts for trainer Harry Fry, with his sole defeat coming when third to Nichols Canyon in last season's Stayers' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival but Unowhatimeanharry turned the form around with Nichols Canyon when winning at Punchestown in April.

Fry had been planning to begin Unowhatimeanharry’s season in the Grade Two Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury on December 2nd but, such is the horse’s well-being, there has been a change of plan. "Aintree wasn't on the radar, but he's so well at home and this race fits in nicely," Fry said. "He's got an 8lb penalty, but it will certainly be nice to see him back in action and we're looking forward to it."

Might Bite faces just three opponents in the Future Stars Intermediate Chase at Sandown Park tomorrow.

He was the dominant force in the staying novice chase division last season, winning the RSA Chase at Cheltenham in March.