3.05 Royal Ascot - Kailani 8/1 from 9/1
Has plenty to find with The Fugue on Epsom form but the overnight rain plus the prospect of more to come should bring them closer together. Both horses had excuses in the Oaks but this is far from an easy task in what looks a really good renewal of the Ribblesdale. The daughter of Monsun though does look to have more in her favour than most.
3.45 Royal Ascot - Opinion Poll 5/1 from 11/2
Good each way support for this consistent Godolphin horse who seems versatile regards ground these days but connections have always been more confident on softish ground. Frankie has opted for Colour Squadron and his form is there for all to see regards Red Cadeaux but the ground may not suit. Punters seem to think Opinion Poll is sure to be in the 1st 3 and it's hard to argue otherwise. Whether Fame and Glory is beatable however is open to debate.
4.25 Royal Ascot - Trader Jack 8/1 from 10/1
Highly thought of by the Roger Charlton team and is surely well handicapped on ability. Has won on very soft ground but that was only a maiden and ran poorly 1st time out on similar ground when well fancied. His run last time out was very eye catching as he travelled like the best horse till run down in the closing stages in a warm contest. This step back to a mile on a track like this should be spot on but there's just a niggling doubt as to what went wrong 1st time out.