Day five highlights for the Darley stallions

Shamardal’s Blue Point targets G1 sprint double at Royal Ascot

The fifth and final day of Royal Ascot provides another superb card that will undoubtedly ensure the meeting goes out with a bang, and none would be bigger than if Blue Point can complete a remarkable double by winning the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

After his emphatic win in Tuesday’s G1 King’s Stand, the son of Shamardal will aim to become the first horse since Choisir in 2003 to take the two top-flight sprints of the week. No European-trained horse has managed to win both races since Diadem in 1920.

The day opens with the Listed Chesham Stakes for two-year-olds and Shamardal has a chance to get his day off to a winning start with the unbeaten Pinatubo, winner of the Woodcote on Oaks day last time out.

First-season sire Night Of Thunder is represented by Sun Power, bred by Seven Hills Bloodstock and trained by Richard Hannon.

Space Blues (Dubawi) will aim to successfully step up in class once again in the G3 Jersey Stakes. He was last seen wining the Listed Surrey Stakes at Epsom.

The G2 Hardwicke Stakes will see last year’s English Derby winner Masar (New Approach) return to the racecourse. He will line up against Dubawi’s talented and superbly bred daughter Lah Ti Dar.