Estimate has not been seen for a considerable time, and will be making her seasonal reappearance in the Gold Cup this year but has reportedly been thriving at home. Whether that will see her hang on from a classy field this year, however, is open for debate.
St Leger winner Leading Light is the favourite for this race after demolishing a small but classy field of rivals in Ireland last month, He bids to win the race that Coolmore won so often with the legendary Yeats.
Michael Owen's Brown Panther, superb stayer Tac de Boistron and German raider Altano make up the remainder of the head of the market.
Wesley Ward will bid for further Royal Ascot riches in the Norfolk Stakes with To Be Determined. Victor Espinoza will again take the ride in a race which will see Aidan O'Brien's exciting The Great War bid for the trainer's first victory of the week.
Across The Pond's Three to Follow for Thursday
BAITHA ALGA (Race 1 : Norfolk Stakes)
How often do we see a horse get stuck in traffic, only to ease outside on the bridle and comfortably win a race?
Two starts ago Baitha Alga did just that, impressively so, and then went on to comfortably win at Epsom on Derby day. Many would have expected him to start next in the Coventry Stakes, but he has been dropped back in trip to run in this five furlong contest instead.
Frankie Dettori is booked to ride in this weak looking renewal of the Norfolk Stakes, and Baitha Alga should take all the beating.
BRACELET (Race 3 : Ribbelsdale Stakes)
Bracelet was impressive when winning her first race of the season, but failed to deliver in the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket.
That race was spoken of as a trial for the Oaks, albeit it eventually prevented her from lining up in the Oaks, and with that in mind I cannot take Bracelet's performance in the Newmarket race literally.
She finally gets her opportunity to step up to the twelve furlongs distance at Ascot and I feel she will relish every yard of it.
TAC DE BOISTRON (Race 4 : Gold Cup)
Admittedly there hasn't been enough rain to see Tac De Boistron fully effective and at his very best in this race, but his performance last time out at York did a lot to suggest that he may be the classiest long distance horse in the country.
Everything was against him last time, including the distance of the race, yet he nearly reeled in Gospel Choir for an unimaginable victory. This extended distance will see Tac de Boistron comfortable, whereas many of his rivals will enter with an question mark over their ability to handle the distance, and he looks a big play at the forecast odds.