Earlier on the card the King's Stand Stakes saw Sole Power
defend his crown in amazing fashion, storming up the far side rail to grab a comfortable late victory under Richard Hughes
Sole Power will reportedly return in Saturday's second sprint feature, the GI Diamond Jubilee Stakes run over six furlongs, in which he will take on his own stablemate Slade Power who is currently favourite for that race. Stepper Point considerably out ran his odds of 50-1 to finish second, with favourite Hot Streak in third.
Domination was the other winner on the card in the Ascot Stakes, run over two and a half miles.
Al Shaqab Racing
have started the week incredibly well, winning both of the first two races of the Festival, but they will be disappointed if their crown jewel cannot bounce back from an agonising defeat at the hands of super gelding Cirrus des Aigles.
On the undercard, Sky Lantern
returns to take on Integral
in a rematch of the Sun Chariot Stakes of last year in a race which sees the first British appearance of Godolphin's Certify
for the first time since 2012. James Doyle has been booked for the ride fresh from his powerful victory aboard Kingman in Tuesday's feature.
Across The Pond's Three to Follow for Wednesday
THAT IS THE SPIRIT (Race 1 : The Jersey Stakes)
is without a Royal Ascot winner so far in his career, but there was a lot to like in the first two performances of That Is The Spirit
There were excuses for his last performance at Epsom, in which he struggled to get home for a victory in a Listed contest, with the jockey winless at that track until that win and with notable inexperience of such a testing track. A return to a fairer course at Ascot should see this impressive three year old out run his surprisingly large odds.
DANGEROUS MOONLITE (Race 2 : Queen Mary Stakes)
This is a juvenile contest to savour with American raider Spanish Pipedream well up there for favouritism, but the chances of Dangerous Moonlite looks dramatically under rated none more so than by her own stable jockey.
Richard Hughes has opted to ride Tiggy Wiggy after that filly's performance against the colts at Sandown, but Dangerous Moonlite enters as a once raced filly with a perfect win record, and that run came over course and distance.
Ryan Moore is booked and she has obvious chances at a big price.
FIELD OF DREAM (Race 5 : Royal Hunt Cup)
Another at a big price from the yard of Jamie Osborne
, who enjoyed a notable success in the UAE Derby earlier this year with Toast of New York.
Field of Dream loves the big field handicaps at Ascot more than anywhere else, and has run very well in this very race in the past over the last two years.
The field often splits into two groups in this race, and Field of Dream
was a short head away from winning his side last year behind a subsequent Group race winner. He's sure to be thereabouts again and represents a good win-place-show chance.