ROYAL CHAMPION storms to victory on the first day of the Royal Meeting.

It was written in the name, and we were delighted to see ROYAL CHAMPION back to his best in today’s Listed Wolferton Stakes at Royal Ascot. The five-year-old son of Shamardal raced three wide on the bend but had plenty in the tank when Jack Mitchell kicked for home, staying on for a cosy victory ahead of Bolshoi Ballet and race favourite Buckaroo.

Congratulations to Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum.

This also marks a first victory at the Royal Meeting for Jack Mitchell! Congratulations Jack.