THE well-supported 11/8 favourite September provided Aidan O'Brien with his fifth victory of the week at Royal Ascot and 60th winner of the Royal Meeting with a smooth success in the Listed Chesham Stakes.

Ridden by Ryan Moore, registering his sixth win this week, the two-year-old daughter of Deep Impact was settled towards the rear of the field early on as Mark Johnston's Nyaleti set a stern gallop in front in the seven-furlong event.

However, O'Brien's charge kept on powerfully in the closing stages and displayed a potent turn of foot to score by two and a quarter-lengths with the long-time leader Nyaleti (10/1) battling on resolutely to finish second.

The master of Ballydoyle won this event with subsequent English and Irish 2000 Guineas winner Churchill last season and September was trimmed into 5/1 from 14/1 for the fillies' equivalent at Newmarket next year.

Owner Martyn MacLeod celebrated success with his first ever runner at Royal Ascot as Snoano sprang a 25/1 shock in the Wolferton Handicap.

The five-year-old burst out of the midfield in the closing furlong and a half of the Listed race, asserting in between Elbereth and eventual third Kidmenever.

Majeed came late and with purpose but Snoano, ridden by David Allan, held on for a neck triumph.

Trainer Tim Easterby wasn't present for his fifth winner at the Royal Meeting and owner MacLeod said: "I don't know where he is - probably at Redcar! He rang before the race.

"It's my first runner at Royal Ascot - not a bad way to start! It's absolutely fantastic."

Aidan O'Brien won his sixth race of the Royal Meeting, the one mile four furlong G2 Hardwicke Stakes, with Idaho. The success sealed victory in the 2017 QIPCO Royal Ascot trainers' title for the Ballydoyle trainer.

Of Idaho, O'Brien said: "He is a full-brother to Highland Reel, he has a fabulous pedigree and we've always loved him. Epsom was his first run of the year and he arrived at the track only an hour before the race [after travel problems] and he was very upset and he never got time to cool down.

"He was very unlucky in the St Leger last year, he had a lovely position in the straight," reflected O'Brien of the Classic in which the horse unseated jockey Seamie Heffernan."

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Top trainer Aidan O'Brien.

The James Fanshawe-trained The Tin Man (9/2) gained his second success at G1 level with a thrilling victory in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Ridden by Tom Queally, the five-year-old son of Equiano was held up early on in the six-furlong event but having thread a passage towards the far-side rail at the two furlong pole, the imposing gelding stayed on tenaciously despite drifting left, to score by a neck from the fast-finishing Tasleet (7/1), trained by William Haggas in second, with Henry Candy's well-supported 2/1 favourite Limato a further three-quarter lengths behind in third.

A stewards' enquiry was called concerning interference between the first three horses, but the placings remained unaltered.

The Tin Man is owned by the Fred Archer Racing Syndicate, which was set up by Fanshawe's wife Jacko, whilst the Newmarket handler trains at a yard built by the famous jockey.

Fanshawe, registering his 10th victory at the Royal Meeting and second success in the contest [Society Rock, 2011], said: "I am a very relieved man. I am extremely grateful for The Tin Man, for giving a fantastic performance. This horse doesn't tell you a thing back home. He just has a buck and a kick and does none of his homework."

Out Do has not won a race for two years, but the eight-year-old son of Exceed And Excel put that behind him when scorching to a half-length success in the Wokingham Handicap under jockey Daniel Tudhope and for trainer David O'Meara.

The horse, a 25/1 chance, has overcome serious injury to get to Royal Ascot and even this week very nearly found himself running at Chelmsford rather than at the Royal Meeting.

"It is brilliant," said Yorkshire-based O'Meara. "Out Do broke his jaw two years ago and then had a bit of a bad season last year. We had thought he was coming back to himself though, the signs were there."

The curtain came down on Royal Ascot with a thrilling finish to decide the Queen Alexandra Stakes.

The Mark Johnston-trained Oriental Fox (10/1), winner of this race in 2015 and fourth in 2016, returned to the Berkshire track to take the spoils with Joe Fanning in the saddle once again.

The nine-year-old gelding, owned by Markus Graff, ground it out in the final furlong of this extended two mile five furlong contest to beat the Willie Mullins-trained Thomas Hobson (2/1 favourite) one and a quarter lengths in second and Aidan O'Brien's US Army Ranger a further one and three quarter lengths back in third.

This was Johnston's second winner of the Royal Meeting after Permian's victory in the King Edward VII Stakes on Friday.

The Middleham trainer said: "There's nothing like it, having old horses like that, a nine-year-old gelding.

"The owner talked about retiring him towards the end of last season and I said to him 'What else is the horse going to do? What's he going to do but race?'

"Markus doesn't like them to run too often, but he's a nine-year-old who could run every week."