The 2017 Royal Ascot

Having answered questions about his stamina when an impressive victor previous year, Aidan O'Brien's Order Of St George looks a solid favourite in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot on Thursday.

She gradually navigated her way to the front under John Velazquez, who was deputising for the sidelined Frankie Dettori.

However, the 91-year-old Monarch may have to miss the first couple of races tomorrow as she officially opens the UK Parliament in the morning and delivers The Queen's Speech.

The Duchess of Cambridge attended Queen Elizabeth II's carriage parade at Royal Ascot in England on Tuesday in an ensemble seemingly inspired by one of Hepburn's most iconic outfits from My Fair Lady.

"We knew we had the best horse in the race, and that always makes things easier", said Buick before taking the concluding Windsor Castle Stakes on Charlie Appleby's promising two-year-old Sound And Silence.

Godolphin won three races on the opening day, including the St. James's Palace Stakes with 5-2 shot Barney Roy as favorite Churchill finished fourth in the signature race.

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O'Brien said: "He was a Group Two victor as a two-year-old on hard ground at Goodwood".

"He's definitely the yard favourite and is in great shape, but he doesn't show us much at home so you just go on well-being and what the lad who is riding him is saying".

In the second carriage came Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, followed in a third by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Earl and Countess of Wessex. He's a pretty awesome horse, he travels so well and sees it out so well, and Richard and Sheikh Mohammed have done so well with him.

"It means everything to win this".

"He has such a marvellous attitude, been everywhere and keeps coming back". He has to be the best horse I have ever trained.

Godolphin have two classy candidates for the Duke of Cambridge Stakes (3.40) in Usherette and Laugh Aloud but preference is for Qemah, a dual Group One victor.

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Federer , 35, despatched Russian Karen Khachanov 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) on Saturday to move into the final. However, he was defeated by Alexander Zverev in three sets in the semi-finals at Halle in 2016.

Her time was just 0.1sec outside the course record for five furlongs (1000 meters).

But American filly Happy Like A Fool's appearance in the paddock - twice the size of her British counterparts - had done nothing to dissuade her supporters.

"She is a once in a lifetime horse".

Flower has a slot in the Everest and was straight on to the connections of the American speedster to remind them of his interest for Lady Aurelia to contest the $10million race at Randwick in October. "We are very happy to win two times at Royal Ascot with Qemah". Qemah had won the Prix Rothschild (Gr1) in previous year.

Buick said: "I said after the Lockinge he's very versatile. I'm pleased I did!"

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