One of the feature races on the Ascot card is the Grade Two 1965 Chase over 2m5f and Imperial Aura for Kim Bailey takes the eye for us.
The seven year old last season rose through the chasing ranks, racing four times at Cheltenham placing in two smart events before going on to win another two.
One of those wins came at the festival in the 20 runner Listed Novices' Handicap Chase and the form line he holds has been franked by many horses throughout last season.
The superstar stepped up for his seasonal debut at Carlisle last week in the Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Listed Chase up against some proven chasers.
However, the gelding showed massive improvement to land the event and now his handler is stepping him up to Grade Two company on Saturday.