There are six cards to light up the day for racing fans, with the main focus on day three of Royal Ascot, where it is Gold Cup Day.

Their seven races again run from 14:30 to 18:10 and also include the opening Norfolk Stakes, the Ribblesdale Stakes at 15:40 and the Hampton Court Stakes at 17:35.

Betfred are offering their Extra Place Race offer on the King George V Stakes at 15:05 where Charlie Appleby’s Secret State is 5/1 to make it three wins from four starts.

The Super Extra Place is also in play on the closer, the Buckingham Palace Stakes, where William Haggas will think he has a chance with 4/1 Montassib.

Before that, the day’s action begins on the polytrack at Chelmsford where they go off seven times between 13:30 and 17:05.

The Extra Place is available on both the 14:05 and the last race and in the former, 2/1 Lucky Ava could benefit from a drop in class for Conrad Allen, while three hours later, connections will hope 10/3 Mark Of Respect can follow up a career-best run when winning at Bath last time.

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They also go off seven times at Ripon from 13:45 and 17:10 and this time the 16:00 carries the Extra Place.

Michael Dods’ 7/2 shot Tinto was a course and distance winner here on June 1 and this step up in class may not be enough to stop him from making it three wins on the spin, especially with Connor Beasley retaining the ride.

There are also three evening cards to look forward to, all of which feature seven races, the first of which gets underway at Lingfield at 16:50 and concludes at 20:00.

Thursday’s Irish racing comes from Leopardstown and runs from 17:15 to 20:20. Both the 18:15 and 19:20 carry Betfred’s Extra Place offer and in the former it could pay to side with 17/2 Focus Required, who beat six of these rivals a couple of weeks back.

Meanwhile, 9/1 Golden Ticket might be the one in the 19:20 having gone well at this course when fourth in his last run.

Finally to Ffos Las, where they again run between 17:25 and 20:40 and have another two editions of the Extra Place.

In the 19:40, there is sure to be interest in 9/4 Prison Break following his maiden win here two weeks ago, while 9/4 Francky Du Berlais arrives here 2lb lower than his recent win at Uttoxeter and could strike again in the 20:10.

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