Timeform Shortlist: Royal Ascot, Saturday June 24

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2.30 Chesham Stakes (Listed) (1) 7f

Timeform Top Rated
111P 16. SEPTEMBER Aidan O'Brien Ryan Moore
109p 15. NYALETI Mark Johnston John Egan
104P 8. MASAR Charlie Appleby William Buick

Analyst's Verdict:
Aidan O'Brien often targets this with a good one and September, the only Ballydoyle juvenile to win on debut so far this season, and impressively so to boot, ticks all the right boxes. Masar created a fine impression at Goodwood and has scope for plenty of improvement also, while Leicester 1-2 Westerland and Hey Gaman are closely matched again and make some appeal for the places.

3.05 Wolferton Handicap (Listed) (1) 1m1f212y

Timeform Top Rated
128p 6. KHAIRAAT Sir Michael Stoute Jim Crowley
126 4. CENTRAL SQUARE Roger Varian Andrea Atzeni
126 5. MUNTAZAH Owen Burrows David Probert

Analyst's Verdict:
Central Square shaped with plenty of encouragement when third on his reappearance over 9f at Newmarket. Roger Varian's charge will be sharper now and, with the step back up in trip and refitting of blinkers both positive factors, he's an appealing value alternative to likely favourite Khairaat. Kidmenever is also high on the shortlist, while Muntazah, Pacify and Restorer are each-way players.

3.40 Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2) (1) 1m3f211y

Timeform Top Rated
138 6. DARTMOUTH Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore
135 10. PRIZE MONEY Saeed bin Suroor Pat Smullen
135 7. IDAHO Aidan O'Brien Seamie Heffernan

Analyst's Verdict:
Idaho made the frame in the English and Irish Derby before taking the Great Voltigeur at York last season, and looks set for a fruitful 4-y-o campaign judged on his pleasing return in the Coronation Cup. He makes plenty of appeal at likely odds. Last year's victor Dartmouth looks sure to put up a bold defence of his crown, whilst Wings of Desire is an intriguing contender on his return to action.

4.20 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Group 1) (1) 6f

Timeform Top Rated
140 7. LIMATO Henry Candy Ryan Moore
137 14. THE TIN MAN James Fanshawe Tom Queally
135 9. MAGICAL MEMORY Charles Hills James Doyle

Analyst's Verdict:
Limato's Prix de la Foret success last autumn is the best piece of form on offer, and with a strongly-run 6f on quick ground probably his ideal conditions, this likeable 5-y-o has to be the call. It would come as no surprise were The Tin Man to emerge as the best of those who raced in the Duke of York last month, while Suedois could be a lively outsider sporting a visor for the first time.

5.00 Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (2) 6f

Timeform Top Rated
129 16. PROJECTION Roger Charlton Kieran Shoemark (3)
127 27. CULTURATI Charlie Appleby Non Runner
126 12. OUTBACK TRAVELLER Robert Cowell Martin Harley

Analyst's Verdict:
Danzeno was third in a Group 1 when last seen over C&D in autumn 2015 and was still capable of smart form on occasions last year. His York return was presumably designed to put him spot on for this and he might be worth chancing off what could be a lenient mark. Projection, Edward Lewis, last year's winner Outback Traveller and Raucous, who has blinkers on for the first time, head the dangers.

5.35 Queen Alexandra Stakes (Conditions) (2) 2m5f143y

Timeform Top Rated
130 13. THOMAS HOBSON W. P. Mullins Martin Harley
129 19. US ARMY RANGER Aidan O'Brien Ryan Moore
128 12. QEWY Charlie Appleby William Buick

Analyst's Verdict:
Thomas Hobson couldn't have been more impressive when landing Tuesday's Ascot Stakes over slightly shorter, rapidly cutting through the field and bounding clear in the style of a fresh horse. He looks sure to go close if backing up quickly, with Oriental Fox, Qewy, who goes well fresh, and Montaly heading the dangers.

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