ASK is a horse that won at the highest level over a mile and a half and when connections stepped him up to two miles last time in France, he was simply devastating.
With Yeats no longer in the picture, today's Ascot Gold Cup looks there for the taking
and he can provide Sir Michael Stoute with another winner in a contest that he last won
with Shangamuzo in 1978.
All eyes will be on Her Majesty today though with the hugely popular Queens Hat betting coming to a head. I like the look of Peach, favourite at 4/1, although perhaps Her Maj will show support for Purple Moon in the big race with an appropriately coloured titfer at 7/1?
Royal Ascot 2.30pm Al Aasifh
Royal Ascot 3.50pm Ask