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O'Meara stars Lord Glitters and Suedois could face off in Queen Anne

David O'Meara could pitch two of his leading lights in against each other at Royal Ascot with Lord Glitters and Suedois on a collision course in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes.

Lord Glitters, who won the Balmoral Handicap at the track last October, finished second in the Lincoln on his only start this season and connections are contemplating a big step up in class for the exciting grey.

"I'll confirm him for the Queen Anne and Royal Hunt Cup and we'll make a decision closer to the time," said O'Meara. "I still have to speak to his owner Geoff Turnbull and we'll see how both races are shaping up."

Lord Glitters finished less than three lengths behind subsequent Group 2 winner Addeybb giving away 8lb at Doncaster in March.

"The Lincoln form is working out well and he's in good form, he worked last week and we were really happy with him," O'Meara said. "He had a snotty nose and scoped dirty so we missed a Listed race at Ascot in early May, but he's fine now."

Suedois, who gave O'Meara the latest of his big-race victories in North America when winning the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes last October, is set to take his chance in the royal meeting opener next Tuesday.

The York-based trainer said: "He'll run in the Queen Anne and is very much on target for it. We were happy with his mid-division finish in the Lockinge as he always gets better with racing. He's got a bit to find but it wouldn't surprise me to see him run well."

O'Meara claimed the third of his Royal Ascot victories last year with Out Do in the Wokingham, and the nine-year-old will return to defend his crown along with stablemate Intisaab. 

"Out Do gets in off 100, which is 1lb higher than last year, and likes Ascot and a stiff six [furlongs]," said the trainer. "Intisaab is an improved horse, winning a valuable race in Qatar in February and at Haydock last time, but has plenty of weight which will make it tough."

Of the rest of team for the meeting, O'Meara is expecting a bold show from Firmament in the Royal Hunt Cup.

"He kept hitting the woodwork in all the big handicaps at the track last season and I'm looking forward to running him as he's a few pound lighter now," said the trainer, who is considering the Coventry Stakes for last week's Ripon novice stakes winner Kuwait Station.

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