Kicking things off with the Queen Anne, where you’re covered by our great offer of money back as a free bet if you lose.

I’m going for BENBATL  to give Godolphin another big win here.

The four-year-old had a teriffic campaign over at Meydan, winning three from a possible four with his only defeat to Blair House, and already has a Royal Ascot victory on his CV after claiming the Hampton Court here last year.

If the insurance of our offer means you're looking for a bigger punt, then I’d go for Simon Crisford’s CENTURY DREAM  .

The colt has won six of his last eight, including the Diomed Stakes last time out and a course-and-distance victory here in May.

William Buick rode the winner in this race last year and should have at least an each-way chance here.

14.30 Ascot: Benbatl
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Next up, I think Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore will notch up their first winner with SERGEI PROKOFIEV 

After being narrowly beaten on debut at Dundalk, the colt has won emphatically at Naas and Navan by a combined distance of 11½ lengths.

There’s certainly an argument as to whether he’s beaten anything of note, but his speed still looks fantastic and I'd be very surprised if he's beaten here.

If there is one to trouble him, then it might be Richard Fahey’s Cosmic Law  following a sensational display in the opening race of the Epsom Festival.

15.05 Ascot: Sergei Prokofiev
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Many see this as a battle between last year’s winner Lady Aurelia  and Charlie Hills’ BATTAASH  , and I think the latter will come out on top here. 

He broke the course record at Sandown last year following a 253-day absence and has been a revelation ever since, beating the likes of Profitable and Marsha in the King George Stakes at Goodwood and also destroying the same pair in the Prix de l’Abbaye in October.

Lady Aurelia  is a two-time Festival winner but flopped at Del Mar and Keeleland last time out and, for that reason, I’m in the BATTAASH  camp.

15.40 Ascot: Battaash
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I truly believe WITHOUT PAROLE  is of Group 1 quality, despite the huge step up in class here.

He won his first two at Newcastle and Yarmouth by six lengths, and held off Gabr nicely to win at Sandown last month.

Aidan O’Brien’s pair of Gustav Klimt  and U S Navy Flag  have already secured a Group 1, two Group 2s and two Group 3s between them, while Tip Two Win  boasts a superb second place at in the 2000 Guineas.

Although their CVs outshine John Gosden’s Frankel colt, I still think he’ll take all the catching here.

16.20 Ascot: Without Parole
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Willie Mullins won this race last year and has another five entered this time around.

The one I’m going for is the same one I backed at Cheltenham in LAGOSTOVEGAS  .

She has three wins and six placed finishes from 13 runs on the Flat, including a respectable third place in the Cesarewitch in 2017.

Well-handicapped at 9st 3lb and should stay the 2m 3f, I think she’s definitely got an each-way chance here.

17.00 Ascot: Lagostovegas
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Final tip of the day and I’m going for joint-favourite LARAAIB .

The colt has been impressive for Owen Burrows with three wins, one second and one third from five trips.

A course-and-distance victory here in the London Handicap last July was very impressive, while he also holds a victory over Atty Persse and Weekender at Haydock last May.

He had a nice warm-up last time out when finishing second to Poet’s Word in a Group 3, and that should put him nicely in contention here.

17.35 Ascot: Laraaib
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