Opening day of Royal Ascot

Ribchester is an evens favourite for the Queen Anne Stakes – the feature race on the opening day of Royal Ascot.

That’s off at 2.30 this afternoon and is one of three group ones down for decision.

Marsha and the Frankie Dettori-mount Lady Aurelia are the joint favourites for the King’s Stand Stakes.

And that will be followed by the St James’s Palace Stakes for which the Richard Hannon-trained Barney Roy will go off favourite.

Here at home, there’s a seven-race card at Naas this evening where the first is off at ten-to-6.