Horse Betting: Prince of Wales Stakes
Carlton House is a Dante winner that made the frame in both Epsom and Irish Derby last year
Timeform's runner-by-runner guide to one of the most highly coveted prizes at Ascot, the Prince of Wales Stakes, in which you can't help but 'Think' a certain much-loved Australasian horse will show for at the very least a placing.
Big Blue Kitten is a smart US performer that has won four times on turf, most prestigiously a 9f Group 2 at Saratoga. Shapes as though he will stay this far, but lot more needed back in the top grade.
Carlton House is a Dante winner that made the frame in both Epsom and Irish Derby last year. As good as ever when convincing winner of 1¼m Brigadier Gerard Stakes on return and potential to do better still.
City Style is a smart performer that was twice placed in Group 1s at Meydan this year, but temperament again in evidence when withdrawn in Singapore International last time and stamina to prove at this trip.
Colombian is consistent and better than ever when winning Gordon Richards Stakes in the mud at Sandown in April. Not disgraced under quicker conditions last time, but probably flying too high here.
Farhhis unbeaten in three starts, improving another chunk when impressive winner of a 1m soft-ground Thirsk handicap last month. Will stay this far and well worth a crack at this much higher level.
Planteur proved every bit as good for new yard when third in a couple of Group 1s in recent months, but found wanting in this contest last year and this renewal arguably a fair bit tougher.
Reliable Man added a Group 2 win to his French Derby victory in 2011. Possible to make excuses for both defeats this time round, but needs to scale new heights to prevail.
Robin Hood is a prominent racer that has fulfilled pacemaking duties for higher-profile stable companions on last 3 starts and looks booked for the same role here.
So You Think's career has not quite gone to plan since touched off in this race last year, but back on track with ninth Group 1 win at the Curragh last month and sure to make another bold bid.
Sri Putra is an untrustworthy performer that regularly comes up short in this company, doing so again on back of a Kempton listed win in Italy last month and all best efforts on faster ground.
Wigmore Hall is a high-earning globetrotter at up to 1½m, running respectably all starts since landing a Group 1 at Woodbine in September, but not up to winning at this level on home soil.
The 2011 runner-up So You Think sets a high standard, but he is far from bomb-proof, and the value could lie with Carlton House, which remains relatively unexposed at this trip. The unbeaten Farhh is a most interesting contender at this level and could reach a place.