The first entries for Royal Ascot were revealed today with Frankel set to face up to 11 rivals in Tuesday's Queen Anne Stakes. StanJames.com have made Sir Henry Cecil's superstar the 1/5 favourite with the firm's Rory Jiwani saying, "While I wouldn't back any horse at that price, plenty of punters will see it as a way of beating the banks. On all known form, Frankel should win at a canter yet again with Aidan O'Brien's Excelebration the 5/1 second favourite. Richard Hannon's Strong Suit is 11/1 with another Ballydoyle inmate So You Think 12/1 and it's 20/1 bar.
"We've added a Frankel winning distance bet to liven up proceedings - we go 5/4 that he wins by up to and including four lengths and 10/11 that he wins by more than four lengths.
"While Black Caviar has sidestepped the King's Stand Stakes in favour of the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, another Australian mare heads the market for Tuesday's five-furlong dash as Ortensia shares favouritism at 5/1 with Temple Stakes winner Bated Breath. French raider Wizz Kid has been the subject of sustained support in the last couple of days and is now 6/1 with Sole Power an 8/1 shot and Hong Kong-based Little Bridge 10/1.
"Speaking of Black Caviar, we've opened a winning distance market for the super mare who is currently 1/3 for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. She's 6/4 to win by up to and including 3.25 lengths and 6/4 to win by more than 3.25 lengths."
Queen Anne Stakes antepost (EW 1/5 1,2,3): 1/5 Frankel 5 Excelebration 11 Strong Suit 12 So You Think 20 Worthadd 25 Premio Loco, Red Jazz, Side Glance, Helmet 33 Indomito 100 Bullet Train, Windsor Palace
King's Stand Stakes antepost (EW 1/4 1,2,3): 5 Bated Breath, Ortensia 6 Wizz Kid 8 Sole Power 10 Little Bridge 14 Joy And Fun, Prohibit 20 Tangerine Trees 25 Amour Propre, Masamah, Spirit Quartz, Stone Of Folca, Margot Did 33 bar