Brighton-Born jockey Jason Watson is being hotly tipped to ride a winner on home soil tonight.

The 21-year-old will be on board the favourite Keeper in the Visit Handicap at Brighton (7:50pm).

The three-year-old colt, who is trained by Roger Charlton, has yet to secure a win on it's first four runs of it's career.

However, Keeper went close on his last outing at Lingfield last week as the colt was piped to the post by Yagan.

Meanwhile, Sussex trainer Gary Moore will be hoping to cause an upset in the Racing Welfare Handicap.

Moore trains Millicent, who is an outside shot to win the race and will have to get the better of the favourite Regulator to land a victory.

The four-year has not won any of his six runs in it's career so far.

At Royal Ascot, Palace Pier is set to face 10 rivals in the Queen Anne Stakes this afternoon (2:30pm).

The four-year-old won a thrilling renewal of the St James’s Palace Stakes on the same card 12 months ago – and went on to double his Group One tally in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville.

Sussex-born training duo, John and Thady Gosden’s stable star suffered defeat on his final start of 2020 when only third in the QEII at Ascot in October.

However, having bolted up on his return to action at Sandown before slamming his rivals in the Lockinge at Newbury last month, Palace Pier is odds-on to get Royal Ascot punters off to a flyer in the hands of Frankie Dettori.

Aidan O’Brien saddles both Breeders’ Cup Mile winners, Order Of Australia and Lope Y Fernandez, with the latter needing to bounce back from a disappointing effort in the Lockinge on his latest appearance.

There are two previous winners of the Queen Anne in contention, with Eve Johnson Houghton’s shock 2018 scorer Accidental Agent and David O’Meara’s 2019 hero Lord Glitters both back for another shot.


ASCOT: 2.30 Palace Pier, 3.05 Gisburn, 3.40 Oxted, 4.20 LUCKY VEGA (NAP), 5.00 Elysian Flame, 5.35 Felix, 6.10 Global Storm.

BRIGHTON: 5.45 Mahale, 6.20 Noble Albert, 6.50 Sir Oliver, 7.20 Elvic, 7.50 Keeper, 8.20 Regulator, 8.50 Bahia Star.

DOUBLE: Palace Pier and Lucky Vega.