The son of Lope De Vega, owned by Godolphin and Prince A A Faisal, lines up in the first race of the meeting, the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes.

Belardo was an easy winner of the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury last time out and Roger has been very happy with his condition since that win.

As was the case at Newbury, Belardo will be joined in this contest by a pacemaker, Barchan.

Roger said: “He is in terrific form and I have been very happy with him since his Lockinge win. We know he handles the ground well and seems a stronger colt this year. We are looking forward to it.”

Belardo will be ridden by James Doyle and is drawn in stall two.

Double Up will be our representative in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes. Owned by Alan and Michael Spence, the son of Exceed and Excel is a progressive sprinter who deserves to take his chace.

Roger added: “Double Up is a progressive sprinter. He was unfortunate not to win his comeback in the Achilles Stakes at Haydock and has improved for the run. He is a dark horse who could out run his odds.”

Our final runner of the day is Pretty Vacant, who lines up in the Windsor Castle Stakes. This grey colt is a son of Elzaam, who finished second in the Coventry Stakes for us on this day back in 2010.

Pretty Vacant got off the mark at Leicester last time out.

Roger said: “Pretty Vacant is a fast, uncomplicated and talented two-year-old who ought to run well.”

Belardo winning the Lockinge Stakes