2.30 Ascot

This appears one of the hardest races of the week with no end of potential improvers. Trying to make all is never easy in a race if this nature but GIFTED MASTER (Best price 8-1) looked ready for a return to seven furlongs when left behind by speedier horses at Haydock and his experience of the track could be invaluable today. His stable have continued their marvellous season with another high-profile win on Day One and their son of Kodiac should give another bold show.
RIBCHESTER (Best price 8-1) has looked a shade quirky on occasion but his run in the Guineas looks even stronger after yesterday's events in the St James's Palace Stakes and he won't mind if there is further rain. The drop to seven furlongs is no issue for him and he looks sure to gain a good tow into the race which looks ideal. He looks a very fair play given the four-place concession by some layers.
Gifted Master - 0.5pt e/w @ 8/1
Ribchester - 0.5pt e/w @ 8/1

3.05 Ascot

Although Wesley Ward believes Lady Aurelia is his best chance of a Royal winner, there has to be a doubt that the ground will see his filly in her best light. Given that Caravaggio looks a superstar, it could be worth an each-play on ROLY POLY (Best price 12-1) who was seven lengths adrift of her illustrious stablemate at the Curragh. Her sire, War Front, has a good record at this venue and she appears nicely drawn.
The Richard Fahey duo, Kocollada (Jamie Spencer looks perfect booking for her given run style) and York Listed winner Vona should both make an impact at big prices.
Roly Poly - 1pt e/w @ 12/1

3.40 Ascot

Usherette was promoted to ante-post favourite for this after scoring on her comeback at Newmarket. She is a fair starting point and is trained by a genius so is probably worth saving on given her potential. In a tricky heat there could be some merit in supporting DEVONSHIRE (Best price 11-1) who won with plenty in hand at the Curragh (Lucida 4th) and she won't mind if the ground deteriorates any further.
Her young trainer is going to be a star and she is interesting as long as the high draw is no issue as she is an uncomplicated ride which stays strongly.
Devonshire - 0.5pt e/w @ 11/1

4.20 Ascot

A Shin Hikari posted a true superstar performance in Chantilly last time when routing his field in the Prix d’Ispahan. Connections will be relieved it has been a dry night in Berkshire as this will be the stiffest track the son of Deep Impact has encountered and a repeat of that French win will be enough to see him enter the history books as the first Japanese horse to win at the Royal meeting.
In the hope that one or two hard races may have taken the edge off logical main danger Found, MY DREAM BOAT (Best price 9-2) is the pick in the markets without the favourite. Clive Cox is enjoying a good week and his Shanakill colt was caught out of his ground in Chantilly when the pace quickened. He is better than the bare result and will find conditions to his liking so is a sporting bet to follow the favourite home.
My Dream Boat (without the favourite market) - 1pt @ 9/2

5.00 Ascot

A typically tough heat but three against the field would be DONNCHA (Best price 14-1) who has looked ready made for a race like this on soft ground. He must go well if getting the breaks.
The form of Gm Hopkins' defeat of BATTLE OF MARATHON (Best price 33-1) looks useful with fourth home Decorated Knight winning since and both have good records with some cut. The Gosden team struck yesterday and their representative is 2-3 at Ascot so he should go well again. Battle Of Marathon takes some knowing but Adam Kirby compliments him well and 33-1 five places looks a fair bet for a horse that loves deep ground and stays strongly.
Donncha - 0.5pt e/w @ 14/1
Battle Of Marathon - 0.5pt e/w @ 33/1

5.35 Ascot

A fiendish finale but with Anamba reluctantly overlooked because of the easy terrain, the pin falls rather obviously on PERSUASIVE (Best price 6-1) whose claims are just that. There also must be a doubt about her effectiveness on today's surface, but she clocked a wonderful figure at Chelmsford, sauntering past her rivals in the closing stages so is risked. To be fair to Mise En Rose although she was beaten two lengths that day, she posted a career best and, as a daughter of War Front, could easily be in the shake-up at this venue.
I'm also going to have a couple of units each-way on Radiantly given the company she's been keeping this season and the fact there are five places on offer with some firms. Rider Billy Lee looks to prefer her chances to the shorter priced Dolce Strega and the ground should hold no terrors.

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Persuasive - 0.5pt e/w @ 6/1
Radiantly - 0.25pt e/w @ 25/1