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Race of the day

It is hard to look beyond the Queen Anne Stakes (2.30), in which one of the world’s best horses, Palace Pier (right), tackles 10 rivals in a race where fans are no doubt hoping to see a blockbuste­r performanc­e from last month’s Lockinge Stakes

Race of the day

The Prince of Wales’s Stakes (4.20) is not just the race of the day, but surely the race of the week, with the mouthwater­ing prospect of impressive Dubai Turf winner Lord North clashing with last year’s imperious 1,000 Guineas and

Race of the day

The Gold Cup (4.15) and its three-time winner Stradivari­us (right) deservedly take centre stage as Bjorn Nielsen’s superstar stayer goes in search of history as he bids to win his fourth Gold Cup (and his fifth consecutiv­e race at Royal Ascot). To

Race of the day This year’s renewal of the Albany Stakes (2.30) appears an absolute cracker and looks far and away the most interestin­g juvenile contest of the week. Coming forward are wide-margin debut winners Flotus, Hello You and Cachet, with the

Race of the day The Hardwicke Stakes (3.40) looks an intriguing renewal, with last year’s dual


winner. On his day, he has looked little short of devastatin­g and no doubt both the Gosden

Oaks heroine Love. Throw in two further top-level winners (including Breeders’ Cup winner Audarya) and Group 1 winner-inwaiting


further add to the intrigue, he tackles Subjectivi­st, a horse Mark Johnston has described as his best chance of beating Stradivari­us, and latter-named heading up a strong three-pronged assault on the race for young trainer George Boughey, whose two further

Group 1-winning heroine Wonderful Tonight slated to make her seasonal reappearan­ce. Aidan O’Brien looks sure to play a strong hand, with Broome, Japan, Mogul and Tiger Moth all possible runners at this team and jockey Frankie Dettori will be eager to lay Armory (above) and we have a fantastic renewal on our hands.

Bet of the day Having looked ill at

last year’s Derby winner Serpentine among a host of high-class stayers in what looks a vintage renewal of the race.

Bet of the day

In three career starts, Nagano (5.35) has shaped very much as a potential stakes performer of the entries include Woodcote Stakes winner Oscula (above). Prettiest is another of the potential top-class fillies set to line-up.


stage. Logician, the 2019 St Leger winner, Ilaraab (left), seeking a seventh straight win, and impressive last-start winner down an emphatic marker for the week with the star miler.

Bet of the day

Lucky Vega (4.20) can relish the return to quicker ground and defy a wide draw with a bold bid for victory. He has been a model of consistenc­y


ease not only on Epsom’s camber but on soft ground, Irish Admiral (5.00) can appreciate a return to better ground and a more

future and can take plenty of beating now he tackles 1m4f for the first

FRIDAY 18 JUNE Bet of the day

In what looks an open renewal of the Commonweal­th Cup, it is hard not to have been impressed by the

Hukum are others in the mix in a potentiall­y strong race.

Bet of the day

Who else but Dettori as he bids to round off the week on a winning note via the Dermot Weld-trained Falcon Eight (6.10), who may well prove a through all his seven starts, with interferen­ce in the National Stakes and unfavourab­le soft going the two factors that have led to him missing the frame just twice in his career. With the prospect of a strong tempo sure to suit, he can go very close.

convention­al track. He caught the eye when making a race-winning move in a 1m2½f handicap at York before proving weak in the late stages. If there is enough pace on his side (he is drawn in stall 6), he can take the beating in the Royal Hunt Cup.

time in the King George V Stakes. An opening handicap mark of 94 looks to considerab­ly underestim­ate his potential. progress made by unbeaten filly Suesa (3.40) across the English Channel, having won both of her starts this season by three-plus lengths for new trainer Francois Rohaut and owner George Strawbridg­e. She is well worth her first try in Group 1 company.

penalty-kick at the weights as he bids to follow up his victory in the Chester Cup last month.

Falcon Eight has that ability to switch off and then quicken when asked and, with stamina his forte, he has an awful lot going for him in this race.

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