Le Brivido Image reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse

Le Brivido will bid for a second Royal Ascot victory as he faces a maximum of 17 rivals in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.

The 2017 Jersey Stakes winner is now five and trained by Aidan O’Brien, for whom he finished third in the Gladness Stakes at Naas and fifth in the Lockinge at Newbury.

Le Brivido is one of three O’Brien entries, with I Can Fly and the top-class filly Magical in contention, although the latter appears more likely to run in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes.

Dermot Weld runs Amethyst Stakes winner Hazapour, who will be ridden by Frankie Dettori.

Lockinge Stakes winner Mustashry represents Sir Michael Stoute, while Godolphin’s 2017 St James’s Palace Stakes hero Barney Roy is another in contention.

Multiple Group One winning filly Laurens remains engaged, as does last year’s winner Accidental Agent.

Last year’s French 2,000 Guineas winner Olmedo, adds further spice.