With only 96 hours remaining, the anticipation for Royal Ascot is beginning to build in the flat racing sphere.
The action in Berkshire kicks on Tuesday Afternoon and concludes on Saturday.
Our team have picked through the cards in hope of hunting down a big-priced winner at the five-day meeting.
Here are the four selections to consider for Royal Ascot next week.
Chiefofchiefs – Wokingham Stakes – (16/1 – William Hill)
The winner of this contest last season, Chiefofchief holds a decent each-way price to land back-to-back successes in the Wokingham Stakes.
Charlie Fellowes’ gelding has failed to fire this season, but he should appreciate the faster ground at Ascot and is only 4lb higher in the ratings compared to last year.
Dandalla – Commonwealth Cup – (25/1 – Various)
An exciting juvenile that has slightly lost her way this season, Karl Burke is hoping to revive Dandalla’s form in the Commonwealth Cup.
The filly bolted up in the Albany Stakes last season and she could relish the return to Berkshire over C&D.
Nayef Road – Gold Cup (33/1 – William Hill)
Another runner that has failed to recapture last season’s form, Nayef Road will be aiming to bounce back in the Gold Cup for Mark Johnston.
The son of Galileo gave a good account of himself over the staying distances last year, finishing second behind Stradivarius twice in the space of five weeks.
Njord – Royal Hunt Cup (16/1 – Various)
After showing some promise in the John Of Gaunt Stakes, Njord could prove effective when stepped up to a mile in the Royal Hunt Cup.
The gelding has shown progress throughout the season and it looks a matter of time before Jessica Harrington’s runner claims success.