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PREVIEW: Royal Ascot Live 2021, ITV

Presented by Ed Chamberlin and Francesca Cumani, with analysis from Jason Weaver and Kevin Blake, reporting from Rishi Persad, Matt Chapman, Luke Harvey and Adele Mulrennan, race commentary from Richard Hoiles and Mark Johnson, lifestyle with Mark Heyes and Charlotte Hawkins and social stable with Oli Bell and Chris Hughes.

Tuesday 15 June - Ed Chamberlin and Francesca Cumani present live action from the opening day of Royal Ascot with three superb races to begin the week. We begin with the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes (2.30pm) for the older horses over a mile before the speedsters take over - the juveniles line up in the Coventry Stakes (3.05pm) before the King's Stand Stakes (3.40pm) for the older horses.

Wednesday 16 June - Day 2 of Royal Ascot sees the Prince of Wales's Stakes headline a superb afternoon of racing. One of the highlights of the entire season, today's feature race is due off at 4.20pm and is run over ten furlongs.

Thursday 17 June - ITV4 - Francesca Cumani and Ed Chamberlin present action from the third day of Royal Ascot - Gold Cup day. The Ascot Gold Cup day is today's feature race (4.20pm) and has been won by some of the greats of the staying division, and today could see Stradivarius become an all-time star with another win in the race.

Thursday 17 June - ITV - Coverage of the 2021 Ascot Gold Cup, where Stradavarius looks for a place in history with another victory in the race. Presented by Ed Chamberlin and Francesca Cumani.

Friday 18 June - A superb day of sport gets underway with Day Four of Royal Ascot with some more top-class action at the Berkshire Venue. Today's feature races are the Commonwealth Cup (3.40pm) and the Coronation Stakes (4.20pm).

Saturday 19 June - The fifth and final day gets underway with three excellent races on the card - the Chesham Stakes (2.30pm), the Jersey Stakes (3.05pm) and the Hardwicke Stakes (3.40pm) - the latter promising to be one of the best middle-distance races of the season so far.


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