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Slade on for Diamond Glory

Slade Power will aim to give Eddie Lynam a famous sprinting double in Saturday's Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

With stable stalwart Sole Power winning the King's Stand on Tuesday for the same owners, the Power Family, it would certainly be a noteworthy achievement if his stable companion could win the six-furlong Group One on the closing day of the meeting.

He will face 14 rivals, including several strong contenders from his homeland, led by Tom Hogan's globetrotter Gordon Lord Byron.

Successful in Australia in March, his last run was over a mile at Sha Tin last month. He is reunited with William Buick.

Aidan O'Brien runs two in Darwin and the improving three-year-old Due Diligence.

There is also a challenger from France in the shape of Eric Libaud's American Devil.

Aljamaaheer, who was among the leading performers over a mile last term, has reverted to sprinting this year and represents Roger Varian.

Medicean Man, Jack Dexter and Es Que Love, who all ran in the King's Stand on Tuesday, make their second appearance of the week.

Astaire aims to make up for Kevin Ryan's disappointment with Hot Streak in the King's Stand while Richard Hannon runs Montiridge.

Godolphin's Tawhid, Dean Ivory's Tropics, Hawkeyethenoo and Henry Candy's Music Master complete the field.