Royal Ascot 2018 tips: Should I back these favourites or lay them?

AS ever at Royal Ascot, the festival is brimming with hype horses, odds-on favourites and bookies' bankers.

But which of Tuesday's biggest names are actually banker material, and which are heading for a hiding?

 Will Rhododendron justify her position at the head of the market?

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Will Rhododendron justify her position at the head of the market?

Harriet Fuller: Dropped back to a mile to narrowly win in the Lockinge last time.

Could emerge as this season's star miler and looks a class above her rivals. BANKER

Tom Bull: Did it well in the Lockinge but this is a tougher race and although she seems genuine enough, she doesn't have any Ascot experience which is a big negative. BLOWOUT

 Aidan O'Brien saddles Coventry favourite Sergei Prokofiev

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Aidan O'Brien saddles Coventry favourite Sergei Prokofiev

Harriet Fuller: Impressed last time and the vibes from the yard are good. However, there are plenty of unknown quantities in this contest and you'd be brave to back at that price. BLOWOUT

Tom Bull: Produced a remarkable display to win a competitive Listed race last time out and it would be no surprise to see him win easily, particularly as the step up in trip is bound to suit.

He comes from the best stable in the business and is the closest thing to a certainty you will ever see. BANKER

 Is Lady Aurelia a good thing for the Kings Stand?

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Is Lady Aurelia a good thing for the Kings Stand?

Harriet Fuller: Blitzed her rivals in this 12 months ago. Gets 3lb from main rival Battaash and I reckon he won't be able to handle her speed. BANKER 

Tom Bull: Loves this course and distance and if she turns up in the same form as she did last year then the rest of the field can kiss their hopes goodbye. Wesley Ward is a brilliant trainer of sprinters and his confidence in her chance is a big plus. BANKER

 Will Without Parole win or wilt?

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Will Without Parole win or wilt?

Harriet Fuller: Disappointing at Sandown latest and hasn't done anything to suggest he should be favourite for a Group 1 race. Tip Two Win and Romanised both bring solid top-level form into the race. BLOWOUT

Tom Bull: Probably the worst price of any horse ever seen at Royal Ascot. He's done nothing apart from win a Yarmouth maiden in a quick time to suggest he's up to Group 1 level and others bring much more pressing claims. BLOWOUT

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AS ever at Royal Ascot, the festival is brimming with hype horses, odds-on favourites and bookies' bankers.