Oaks heroine Taghrooda retained her unbeaten record in the Group One King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
Ascot's midsummer highlight, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, is shaping up be to a top class renewal. Ante-post
favourite is Royal Ascot victor Telescope, whose profile has shades of Harbinger, an 11-length winner of the race in 2010.
With Oaks winner Taghrooda, Breeders' Cup winner Magician, Eclipse winner Mukhadram and King Edward VII winner Eagle Top all being aimed at the race it looks worthy of the fabled roll of honour.
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Muthmir ran out an easy winner of the Sky Bet Dash, justifying heavy market support that saw him sent off 4/1 favourite.
Heavy Metal (33/1) provided Mark Johnston with back-to-back wins in the Longines International Stakes at Ascot.
Martin Lane delivered Sheikhzayedroad with a perfectly-timed last lunge to win the Group Two Sky Bet York Stakes.
A review of the rest of the early action from Ascot where form from the Royal Meeting got an early boost.
A review of the rest of the action from York where Kleo struck for Luca Cumani in the opening contest.
Kingman seems increasingly set to take on Toronado in the QIPCO Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday.
The chase is on as our team of tipsters bid to reel in leader Michael Shinners - check out their charity tips for today.
Our star columnist Richard Fahey with a horse-by-horse guide to his bumper team for Saturday's action.
Next month's Darley Yorkshire Oaks remains the aim for Volume following her excellent run in defeat in Ireland last weekend.