Jump in for all the action on day one at Royal Ascot, have gone the summary route rather than runner-by-runner with several big fields lined up! -------------------- Royal Ascot Notes Day 1 Queen Anne I’ve never rated Rhododendron that highly but it didn’t stop her winning the G1 Lockinge last start, but she only fell in. Had the benefit of a lead-up run so you could imagine she has less upside than some of her rivals. Have to take her on as favourite. Benbatl was impressive in Dubai but back to a mile here and Saeed Bin Suroor hasn’t won a British G1 since 2013. Not a Frankel year but even still, from a stable with bottomless cash reserves... The French raider Recoletos arrives in top form but is he up to the standard of Goldikova or Solow? He may not need to be. The most recent recipient of the “Looked like a superstar, now it’s just an oddball owner making excuses” trophy is Limato . Couldn’t have him over a mile down a 45deg slope. Paul Kealy made a good case
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