Injured jockey Frankie Dettori out of Royal Ascot

The juvenile division is where Ward is usually most deadly, with his precious two-year-olds able to jump and run much better than the slow-maturing Europeans. And he can be a bit too free for his own good.

"I was a little anxious that she did a little too much", he said.

Godolphin's Ribchester will face 15 rivals and is the early favorite after winning last month's Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (GI) at Newbury. There are plenty more to get stuck into this week.

"He likes horses in general, is very keen on polo, and spends a lot of time in Britain - he's enjoyed being at this sale and getting involved".

"I think he'll have a big chance".

Punters that place bets on Royal Ascot his week will be able to take part in a "0% Takeout Promotion" on Exactas, where customers that win Exactas wagers will receive a bonus equal to the takeout paid on their bet. The second, sixth, seventh and even the 13th horse home have since won, with several others going close.

ROYAL ASCOT: 2.30 RIBCHESTER (NAP), 3.05 Nebo, 3.40 Marsha, 4.20 Barney Roy, 5.00 Beyond Conceit, 5.35 Declarationofpeace.

The field for the Kings's Stand Stakes has been set for 10:40 p.m. ET. With the United States having winners at the meet the past few years, the British race meet has garnered more attention from this side of the pond from horsemen and fans alike, especially after Tepin's incredible win in the Queen Anne Stakes last year.

This great meeting will, hopefully, provide a diversion and platform for thoughts to be focused on magnificent super-breds from all over the world; none better than Churchill, victor of the 2000 Guineas last month when Richard Hannon-trained Barney Roy ran on well to finish second, beaten only a length over the famous Newmarket Rowley Mile.

"It's time for Churchill or Barney Roy to put down a marker later today!" American fans know him best as an also-ran in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (GI) at Santa Anita almost nine months ago. "I have complete confidence in him".

I know people will say that you are mad for putting up a pace-maker, and they are probably right.

"I think he's worthy to come over and he trains better on grass than dirt".

On form, no way he is a 33/1+ shot.

"He stumbled so badly that I thought he had broken a leg. I'll be counting the days until next year".

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Elsewhere, Daban will be the pick of the field in the Jersey Stakes while fan favourite Big Orange would be the week's most popular victor if he delivers in the Gold Cup, the showpiece race for stayers.

It's a punt, and his stamina is unproven, but he does have a fair record when fresh, and he was highly-regarded by Godolphin at one time last season.

The claims of guaranteed stayer Beyond Conceit (rated 148 over hurdles, and just 92 here) and Who Dares Wins are more obvious. He won the Racing Post Trophy (GI) as a 2-year-old.

Unlike many other Race meetings held in the United Kingdom you do also need to be aware that there is a very strict dress code at Royal Ascot, and as such if you are planning on going to the racecourse you will be best advised to watch the above video so you know how you will be required to dress when visiting the course! Back him at [8.0] or bigger.

"You then have the feeling that you want to come back again".

He added: "I dislocated my fingers last night and all night they were giving me trouble".

  • Julie Sanders