The Scoop6 is available to play every single day during Royal Ascot this week and we start with a guaranteed win fund of £100k plus a bulging bonus fund currently holding £402,909 which can be unlocked by picking the six winners today. Five of the races are from the Royal meeting with a sole visit to Thirsk at 3.55 making up the six legs. All Royal Ascot races are available to watch on ITV.

We start in the Queen Anne Stakes where RIBCHESTER deservedly starts as a warm favourite. He has 5lb in hand on official figures and scored an impressive success in the Lockinge at Newbury last time. He had main danger Lightning Spear almost four lengths behind, confirming the form of their clash back in October in the QEII Stakes over course and distance.

The Coventry Stakes is leg two due off at 3.05. Jessica Harrington has been having a tremendous year under both codes and her BROTHER BEAR has done nothing wrong in winning his two starts to date. His Leopardstown maiden success was franked with the second and third both scoring next time while he was impressive in winning the Listed Marble Hill Stakes last time by three lengths, a race Caravaggio landed before success in the Coventry last season.

Some of the World’s fastest horses will line up for leg three, the King’s Stand Stakes at 3.40. I think this prize is heading for France courtesy of SIGNS OF BLESSING who gave weight and a beating to Profitable at Deauville on seasonal debut. In the Sprint on Champions Day at Ascot he was clear inside the final furlong before weakening very late on to be a close fourth. That race was over six and the drop to the minimum trip can benefit him.

Up to Yorkshire to take in leg four from Thirsk and a tricky sprint handicap to solve. Old boy Seamster has been knocking on the door recently but is still on a higher mark than any of his wins and is passed over in favour of MERDON CASTLE who finally got off the mark last run since joining the red-hot stable of Ruth Carr and can follow it up. He is still very well treated compared to his old form.

The Ascot Stakes is leg five, a race which would not be out of place at e Cheltenham Festival with National Hunt trainers winning the last seven renewals. Alan King is no stranger to Royal Ascot Success having saddled Primotivo to victory last year and has a Betfred Cesarewitch plus a Sagaro Stakes on his CV. His WHO DARES WINS was a well backed favourite for the Chester Cup and ran really well but the scrimmaging and bunching of that rough race may have cost him as he was flying at the finish and a more conventional track may suit him. He has some decent hurdles form to his name and is just 10lb higher than for his Chester effort.

The lucky last imvolves picking the bones out of the twenty four eunner Windsor Castle Stakes at 5.30. Richard Fahey and Paul Hanagan can seal their reacquaintance this season with a Royal winner courtesy of SIMMY’S COPSHOP. His Nottingham debut success could hardly be working out any better and he reportedly lost a shoe during the race when third a listed contest in Ireland subsequently.

Matt’s Scoop6 straight line:
Leg 1 – Ribchester
Leg 2 – Brother Bear
Leg 3 – Signs Of Blessing
Leg 4 – Merdon Castle
Leg 5 – Who Dares Wins
Leg 6 – Simmy’s Copshop