results and latest updates on Ladies’ Day with the odds of winning the Queen’s horse

WWelcome to our live coverage of the third day of Royal Ascot 2022.

It’s Ladies Day, so we can expect some wacky wardrobe choices from the crowd…while on the field, there are two main stories to watch today:

  • Stradivarius goes in search of a record fourth Gold Cup at 4:20 p.m.
  • Reach For The Moon can claim a 25th Royal Ascot win for The Queen in the Hampton Court Stakes at 5.35pm

It’s a big day for John Gosden and Frankie Dettori, the trainer and jockey for both horses, as they search for a double that would bring the house down.

Our racing correspondent Marcus Armytage believes Reach For The Moon should prevail, writing: “He only faces five rivals and by the ratings that’s not always a guarantee, he’s got 6lbs to spare over his next closest rival, Claymore, maybe more.” Meanwhile, Telegraph Sport champion tipster Marlborough describes Gosden’s mount as “banker’s stuff… to give Her Majesty the Queen a timely Royal Ascot winner.”

Stradivarius, however, faces a tough test against the likes of Kyprios and Princess Zoe, as he attempts to join Yeats as a four-time Gold Cup winner (although another first-class member, Trueshan, was dropped from the lineup during the night due to concerns about speeding.

There’s no pressure anyway, Frankie…

When Dettori was told on Wednesday that he only had two jobs on Thursday, he replied: “As if I needed to be told.” He knows what he has to do, but even the world’s most famous jockey won’t be without nerves as he tries to execute the safe delivery of that pair of scripts.

We’ll have preparation for the big races, tips from our experts and live updates throughout the afternoon. Runners from the first race will go to the post at 2:30 pm

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