MONARCHS Glen's Wolferton Stakes win capped a fantastic day for trainer John Gosden and jockey Frankie Dettori - it was their third success on the opening day of the 2018 Royal Meeting following victories with Calyx in the G2 Coventry Stakes and Without Parole in the G1 St James's Palace Stakes.

Monarchs Glen, owned and bred by Khalid Abdullah, was also a second win for Frankel, also sire of Without Parole. The four-year-old beat Euginio by a length at odds of 8/1.

Gosden, for whom it was a 46th Royal Ascot winner, said: "He's run a great race. Frankie was tucked away in a pocket on the inside but got out - it isn't easy to get out. He hasn't lost it yet, the old boy!

"He's a little bit wild, this horse. Everyone at home, my fantastic staff, has worked hard with this horse.

"It didn't work out in Dubai [he finished 14th of 15 in the G1 Dubai Turf in March] but we came back and we've done lots of sensible stuff with him and haven't overworked him.

"He could yet go up in grade as long as he settles enough in his mind. He wants to do everything in a hurry, but we're thrilled with him.

"I was clear in my mind that if we didn't win the Coventry and the St James's Palace Stakes then it was going to be a very long week, because they were two horses just coming absolutely to perfection. All three are owner-breeder horses, and we are lucky enough to train them. It was a very fulfilling day."

He added: "We run Cracksman [in today's the G1 Prince of Wales's Stakes] - I'm very happy with him.

"Things didn't quite go to plan at Epsom [he narrowly won the G1 Coronation Cup but had to work hard to do so] but the ground here is genuinely good to firm and we're hopeful of a huge run."

Dettori recorded a 86.75/1 treble and his 59th victory overall at the Royal Meeting, where is the leading current jockey following the impressive success of Monarchs Glen.

Dettori said: "I took a chance by going on the inside rail and it worked out - I didn't expect Monarchs Glen to win.

"It opened up really nicely on the rail and I got a clear run through. When I got to the front, I was half shaking my head thinking I can't believe this has happened to me - it was a fantastic day.

"Three rides, three winners at Ascot is special. I missed the meeting last year and I'm making up for it.

"To have three winners in a week is amazing, but to have three winners in one day at Royal Ascot is unbelievable.

"I love Ascot. It has been so lucky for me and it's been a great team effort - John Gosden is on fire. When the outsider even wins, you know you've had a good day.

"I have some great rides still to come - I didn't expect three and I'm looking forward to riding Cracksman [Prince of Wales's Stakes]."

Dettori picked up a seven-day ban for whip use above the permitted level from two furlongs aboard Without Parole in the G1 St James's Palace Stakes and was fined £4,300.

Dettori has been the QIPCO Royal Ascot Top Jockey five times (1997, 1998, 1999, 2003 & 2004), with his best total being seven winners in 1998.

Opening day results:

2.30pm Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) 1m (Straight): Accidental Agent (Gaie Johnson Houghton) Eve Johnson Houghton 4-9-00 Charles Bishop 33/1

3.05pm Coventry Stakes (Group 2) 6f: Calyx (Khalid Abdullah) John Gosden 2-9-01 Frankie Dettori 2/1 Fav

3.40pm King's Stand Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) 5f: Blue Point (Godolphin) Charlie Appleby 4-9-04 William Buick 6/1

4.20pm St James's Palace Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) 1m (Round): Without Parole (John & Tanya Gunther) John Gosden 3-9-00 Frankie Dettori 9/4 Fav.

5.00pm Ascot Handicap 2m 4f: Lagostovagas (John Donohue) Willie Mullins IRE 6-9-03 Andrea Atzeni 10/1.

5.35pm Wolferton Stakes (Listed Race) 1m 2f: Monarchs Glen (Khalid Abdullah) John Gosden 4-9-08 Frankie Dettori 8/1.