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YIPPEE, Royal Ascot is nearly here and that means Champagne and Fillies. The Queen Mary, Albany Stakes and the Coronation Stakes are all fantastic races for the fairer sex.<br /><br />However, my banker for the meeting is a colt that runs in the first two-year-old race of the meeting, the Coventry Stakes. <strong>CANFORD CLIFFS</strong> has only run and won once, but the vibes coming from the Hannon yard say he&rsquo;s held in the highest regard. It&rsquo;s possible that the Irish money may come for the Aiden O'Brien hope Steinbeck, but I&rsquo;m of the opinion that 7/2 about the Hannon runner is a very fair price for this son of Tagula and should be taken immediately.<br /><br />More immediately, there is a horse running this afternoon which isn&rsquo;t from a leading stable but I would fancy it each-way to improve up the Sandown hill, especially if there is a fair pace to the race. The horse in question is <strong>ROCKFELLA</strong> (4.55pm) and I can see this chestnut gelding putting his best foot forward to break his maiden tag.<br /><br />I have to admit that I&rsquo;m a bit of a poker fan and if Royal Ascot turns out the way I hope it will, I may well register myself for the exclusive Buffalo Club tournament at Aspinalls on Saturday 20 June. It&rsquo;s a big stake tournament with a &pound;1,000 registration (20 invitations), &pound;10,000 stake and a jackpot up to &pound;200,000 &ndash; www.thebuffaloclub.co.uk. The first prize certainly wouldn&rsquo;t go amiss!