The first race of the five day Royal Ascot festival is the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes and what a race we have in store to start the prestigious meeting.
There are two horses in the contest that we fancy and first we will start with Charlie Appleby's Barney Roy who this season has returned to racing after struggling at stud.
He was a Group 1 winner back in 2017 in the St James's Palace Stakes and this season he is coming into form nicely with a decent Listed win at Longchamp on his second start.
That came on soft ground but he is also very versatile on quicker ground and he is a horse to be taken very seriously.
Our outside shout in what is a very open Group 1 contest is the Dermot Weld trained Hazapour who last time out landed a decent Group 3 contest at Leopardstown and off the back of that run he well and truly enters calculations.