14:30 Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1) - Ascot
The Lockinge form looks key again and MUSTASHRY is taken to become the fourth horse in the last decade to complete the double. A C&D winner, he was full value for his Newbury success and those behind him there will have their work cut out if he is in the same sort of form. Le Brivido might be the danger, while a big run from last year's winner Accidental Agent looks on the cards.
15:05 Coventry Stakes (Group 2) - Ascot
GUILDSMAN's emphatic 6-length win at Goodwood 11 days ago is backed up by a substantial timefigure, and at the forecast prices, he has to be the way to go. Arizona was also very impressive when winning by even further at the Curragh and is an obvious danger, while Threat was very professional at Newmarket and he will surely relish 6f.
15:40 King's Stand Stakes (Group 1) - Ascot
BATTAASH had undergone further wind surgery prior to his impressive return in the Temple Stakes last month and could well be the dominant force in the sprinting division this season. He is taken to reverse form with last year's winner, Blue Point, who makes his UK return after a very productive winter in Dubai. The ultra-consistent Mabs Cross must also enter calculations.
16:20 St James's Palace Stakes (Group 1) - Ascot
KING OF COMEDY has followed the same route as the stable's 2018 winner Without Parole, winning a minor event at Yarmouth before producing a smart effort when following up in the Heron Stakes at Sandown, and arguably has the most potential in this field. He's narrowly preferred to his shorter-priced stablemate Too Darn Hot and impressive Irish 2000 Guineas winner Phoenix of Spain.
17:00 Ascot Stakes (Handicap) - Ascot
Irish raiders have won 6 of the last 7 runnings and KEROSIN is taken to uphold that trend. He outpointed a progressive type at Navan recently and this stamina test should be right up his street. It looks significant that Willie Mullins relies solely on Buildmeupbuttercup in his bid to bag this prize again, but she's short enough in the betting. Fun Mac, Mancini and Ulster are others to consider.
17:35 Wolferton Stakes (listed) - Ascot
ADDEYBB seemed unsuited by the sharp turns of Chester on his reappearance and should be seen to better effect on this track. He has cheekpieces added and is sure to make a bold bid if recapturing anything like the form he showed when landing a Sandown Group 2 last year. Elarqam was impressive back at 1¼m last time and should have a big say. Riven Light completes the shortlist.
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