Ryan Moore has a further six rides on day four of Royal Ascot, including a big chance in the sixth race on the card...
"He is the form horse in here after his Chester Vase win and his Derby fifth, and he clearly is the one to beat if able to reproduce those efforts after a relatively quick turnaround from Epsom."
- Ryan Moore on Changingoftheguard
Very happy with her
14:30 - Meditate
She was impressive for me on her debut and she obviously stepped it up a level when beating a whole host of winners in a Group 3 at Naas last time. You have to respect plenty in here given their unexposed profiles, with Mawj maybe the most dangerous, but we are very happy with our filly.
Hugely competitive and needs to improve
15:05 - Cadamosto
He was drawn on the wrong side when a close fourth on quick ground in the Norfolk here last season and he has run two solid races this season. He obviously needs to improve upon his fifth at Newbury last time but hopefully he can come forward a good deal from that. He will need to, obviously, as this is a hugely competitive renewal, but hopefully first-time blinkers will sharpen him up.
Should come on for last run and I expect a good showing
15:40 - Just Fine
I thought he shaped very well when third to Gaassee on his return at York, and I would expect to come on a fair deal for that outing. You couldn't say he is obviously well handicapped, having been beaten off this mark on his last three starts, but hopefully the York run hinted at promise down the line, starting here. Quick ground suits, and I expect a good run.
Has it to prove but don't be surprised if she runs a big race
16:20 - Tenebrism
Plenty went wrong for her in the 1000 Guineas on her return, so I wouldn't be using that race to judge her, especially as I looked after her once her chance has gone. She was obviously a Group 1-winning juvenile form on fast ground - that form is on a par with most, if not all, of these - and it wouldn't surprise me at all if she put that Newmarket run behind her and ran a big race here. But she has it to prove now, I guess.
Down in class and strongly-run mile could suit
17:00 - Lullaby
She is obviously coming down markedly in class here and I think she is fairly treated on the form of her maiden win. She will probably get further than this, but a strongly-run mile could suit her here.
Holds best credentials and the one to beat
17:35 - Changingoftheguard
He is the form horse in here after his Chester Vase win and his Derby fifth, and he clearly is the one to beat if able to reproduce those efforts after a relatively quick turnaround from Epsom. This will be the fastest ground he has faced and he does meet some lightly-raced improvers, but he holds the best credentials going into the race.