One Trainer, Jockey And Horse To Follow For Day One Of Royal Ascot

Horse To Follow - Fox Chairman

The first Group race of the week and with five places on offer we have a nice each way selection in the way of Fox Chairman for trainer Andrew Balding.

The colt is an unexposed son of Kingman who caught the eye in the Hampton Court at this meeting last year.

He may be better with some cut in the ground but De Sousa has put this up as his horse to follow and we think there is much more to come.

There is a question mark around the 1m trip but his running style suggests it will suit him and they are expected to go an end to end gallop.

Trainer To Follow - Sir Michael Stoute

Sir Michael Stoute has been in the sport for some time now and when it comes to Royal Ascot there is no better trainer to follow being the most successful trainer at the festival in its history.

In the last five years the veteran handler has managed to gain nine winners and with some superb chances on the first day it is hard to look past him.

Stoute heads into the royal meeting in fine form with nine winners from 45 runners in the last two weeks seeming gain a 20% strike rate.

His best chance of the day seems to be Jubiloso in the Group Two Duke Of Cambridge Stakes, with her price shortening all the time.

Jockey To Follow - Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore has done really well at Royal Ascot over the last few seasons picking up the plum rides on board Aidan O'Brien's runners and when not riding for the Irishman jumping on the best of the British runners.

Nothing changes for him this season with him having sitting on four of the seven favourites on the day and he should be able to convert them into wins.

With 11 win from his last 63 rides he is going at a decent strike rate of 17.46% and when it comes to riding at Ascot he has not been afraid of the winners enclosure with a win rate of 25%.