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Latest going reports and betting news on day one of Royal Ascot

Pomp and pageantry at Royal Ascot
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It's day one of Royal Ascot and three Group 1s start the five-day jamboree with a bang.

Away from the pageantry there is more Flat racing at Thirsk and jumping at Stratford in the afternoon before Brighton, Beverley and Sligo in the evening.

Going report

Royal Ascot (first race 2.30)
Good to firm, good in places (GoingStick: Straight course - stands' side 8.3, centre 8.3, far side 8.2, round course 7.4)
Distances: first +5yds, fifth and sixth +11yds

Thirsk (1.40)
Good to firm, good in places

Stratford (1.50)
Good to firm, good in places (GoingStick 7.8)

Brighton (5.40)
Good to firm (GoingStick 8.7)

Sligo (5.50)
Good, good to firm in places

Beverley (6.30)
Good, good to firm in places

Market movers

2.55 Stratford
Workbench 11-1 (from 14)

3.55 Thirsk
Silver Starlight 18-1 (from 20) 

7.30 Beverley
El Astronaute 15-8 (from 2)

What to back

Paul Kealy (£) leads the tipping team into Royal Ascot, backed up by Tom Segal's Pricewise (£) picks for members. Tips Box has some tasty treats and Signposts Sweetspots remains tops for the statistical pointers.

Here's the heavyweight betting preview for today.

Not the usual one but two ten-second tips to celebrate Royal Ascot from Maddy Playle.

What to read

All you need to know about day one of Royal Ascot with previews of all the six races and an evocative Tuesday Fever scene-setter from our editor in Ireland Richard Forristal.

Check out a touching piece by Jack Haynes on two old big-race warriors.

"If successful, the colt will become the first horse to win a Pattern race having contested a barrier trial in Ireland" – Mark Boylan has a fine tale about one of the Coventry Stakes runners today.

What to watch

A right royal choice so tuck into videos with Wesley Ward.... check out the hopes of Joseph O'Brien

Finally for now here is Qatar Racing's manager David Redvers with his thoughts on their runners.

The best of Racing Post Sport

The World Cup rolls on with Colombia v Japan and Mark Langdon opposes the "Blue Samurai".

No gloating but it is time for the third one-day international between England v Australia at Trent Bridge with the home team looking for a 3-0 scoreline to sew up the five-match series.

Final thought 

Cheltenham has become an Irish trainers' benefit but how about England versus Rest of the World at Royal Ascot? How would you bet if England were allowed to include proud Scotsman Mark Johnston and you split the Godolphin team of Charlie Appleby and Saeed Bin Suroor. Day one could be a good start for the RoW. Check out the top trainer betting.

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Cheltenham has become an Irish trainers' benefit but how about Royal Ascot and England versus Rest of the World?
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