Day two of Royal Ascot on Wednesday is headlined by the Prince of Wales's Stakes which has thrown up a classy six-runner field bidding for Group 1 glory on this grand stage.
Here's a look at the contenders in the Prince of Wales's Stakes and a reminder that every race across the five days of can be watched on the bet365 Sports Live Streaming service.
|What||Prince of Wales's Stakes|
|When||4.20, Wednesday 21st June|
|How to watch||bet365 , ITV & Sky Sports Racing|
|Odds||Adayar 9/4, Luxembourg 9/4, Bay Bridge 7/2, My Prospero 4/1, Mostahdaf 25/1, Classic Causeway 125/1|
Adayar @ 9/4
Trainer: Charlie Appleby
Jockey: William Buick
Adayar was an Epsom Derby hero for Godolphin in 2021 and comes here off the back of a pleasing win at Newmarket in the bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes in May on his seasonal bow.
He did that in comfortable enough fashion and has seen the form advertised handsomely since as runner-up Anmaat won a Group 1 at Longchamp soon after, before beaten duo Regal Reality and Highland Avenue finished first and second respectively in the Diomed Stakes at Epsom this month.
The faster ground now should suit Adayar, who was the winner of the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes in 2021 on good-to-firm here, and he is looking to avenge last season's Champion Stakes defeat to Bay Bridge.
He was only third in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket last spring and missed the high summer before bouncing back with a Group 3 Curragh win in August and then a stellar and gutsy Irish Champion Stakes win at Leopardstown a month later. He then finished a fair seventh in testing conditions in the Arc on his final outing.
Surprisingly beaten on his Curragh comeback in May, he put that in the rear view mirror alongside the likes of Bay Bridge and Vadeni when taking the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup back there 24 days ago with a determined effort from the front – digging in and repelling Bay Bridge late on.
That run was a hint that he may still fulfil the potential his trainer has always forecast.
Second in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes here last summer, he was the one that took full advantage when Baaeed got stuck in the mud in the Champion Stakes in October, fending off Adayar in doing so.
Bay Bridge has won on good ground but prefers it with some give underfoot, even though his excellent run last summer at this meeting came on good-to-firm.
He came clear with Luxembourg in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh last month but couldn't topple that front-running winner. Only has a half-length to find on that form, however.
My Prospero @ 4/1
Trainer: William Haggas
Jockey: Tom Marquand
A Group 2 winner in France last summer when stepped up to this trip, My Propsero's success came on the back of an excellent third in St James's Palace Stakes here over a mile when a decent-sized blanket would have covered the first five home as Coroebus supplemented his 2000 Guineas win.
He then finished right behind Bay Bridge and Adayar in the Champion Stakes here in October, closing at the line.
His reappearance fourth in the Lockinge back at a mile was perfectly satisfying and going back up in distance is almost certainly a positive for him here.
Mostahdaf won the bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes on reappearance last season and added a second Group 3 via the September Stakes at Kempton.
A Sandown second behind Bay Bridge last season saw him beaten five-lengths at the line over this trip and while he was a Group 3 winner in Saudi Arabia this spring, he was only fourth in the Sheema Classic afterwards at Meydan.
Classic Causeway @ 125/1
Trainer: Kenny McPeek
Jockey: Julien Leparoux
The son of Giant's Causeway won the Belmont Derby last summer on his second start after switching to the Kenny McPeek stable, causing a 25/1 shock in doing so.
Runner-up Nations Pride twice took revenge in turf starts afterwards and he is winless since that Belmont contest last July.