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Day 4 of Royal Ascot is right here and what higher strategy to recuperate from a chastening efficiency from England final night time than to dive head-first right into a day of top-class racing.

And what a day it’s. Back-to-back Group 1 are supplemented by the standard smorgasbord of high-class Pattern contests and head-scratching handicaps.

The Commonwealth Cup (3.05) is maybe the perfect place to start out as 14 of the perfect three-year-old sprinters on the planet meet for a tear up over Ascot’s straight six furlongs.

The late defection of the Elite Status dents the standard of the sphere a contact, as does the absence of the perfect spriter from final 12 months’s juvenile crop, Vandeek.

In reality, the race seems to be large open with Kevin Ryan’s Inisherin is the present market chief at 9/4, with the likes of Jasour, Starlust and Givemethebeatboys additionally well-fancied in what’s a reasonably open market.

Following sizzling on the heels of that race is the Coronation Stakes (3.45), through which Ramatuelle will look to get France’s account open for the week.

Second within the Guineas, she has been very sturdy out there this morning, supplanting long-time favorite Opera Singer on the head of the market.

Porta Fortuna, 1,000 Guineas winner Elmalka and French Guineas winner Rouhiya spherical out a deep subject of top-class fillies.

This race ought to go an extended strategy to crowning the perfect three-year-old mile filly in Europe, regardless of the absence of Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Fallen Angel – who’s prone to deal with the Irish Oaks as her subsequent task.

Whatever means you slice it this can be a cracking day of motion and Telegraph Sport can be right here to information by each second.