Friday's Racing Podcast
2009's King George and Queen Elizabeth Stakes was a Stoute domination courtesy of Conduit, Tartan Bearer and Ask.
This year's renewal may not provide the Freemason Lodge crew with a one-two-three, but a one-two is a high possibility as the Newmarket-based trainer enlists a pair of big-guns with which to attack Saturday's Group 1.
The final field has been whittled down, with the record-breaking Derby-winning Workforce heading the market. But can the uber-improving Highclere colt Harbinger swipe gold on his first step in company of the highest calibre?
You can never discount the Ballydoyle army, and Aidan O'Brien is represented by Cape Blanco - victorious in the Irish Derby, this son of Galileo is the only one to have ever claimed the scalp of Workforce, when the pair tackled York's Dante.
Commentator Darren 'The Wizard' Owen has a fancy in Ascot's summer showpiece, check out the Podcast for his value pick.
Ascot's KG meeting kicks off on Friday, with supporting cards from the likes of Thirsk and Southwell; with Chepstow, Newmarket, and a smidgen of action a la Knavesmire in the evening.
Wiz himself will be calling all your winners right the way to the finish-pole, and he'll be joined by Steven Powell, who tries the presenters' stool for size, and stopwatch connoisseur Andy Holding.