RYAN Moore and Frankie Dettori have been the jockeys to follow at Royal Ascot in recent years, but some of the limelight could be taken from them at the meeting starting next Tuesday.

Moore has been the leading rider in eight of the past nine years, having ridden 53 winners in all, while Dettori has made 60 visits to the winner's enclosure at Berkshire's biggest sporting event of the year.

But 23-year-old Oisin Murphy is a fast emerging bright new star who is in great form at present, and it will be surprising if he fails to add to his tally of two wins in the last two seasons.

James Doyle is another rider who could be in for a successful five days, having had a winner at every Royal Ascot since 2013.

With William Buick on the sidelines, Doyle is riding regularly for Godolphin, but he is used by many trainers and has won at Royal Ascot on horses from 10 different stables.

Sir Michael Stoute is the most successful trainer at the meeting with 79 winners, while his closest pursuer Aidan O'Brien is on 65, but the gap looks sets to close.

As it stood in the ante-post market earlier this week, O'Brien has the favourite in 10 races which have been priced up by the top bookmakers with Moore a 5-2 chance to equal or beat his astonishing nine winners at the meeting in 2015.

Gordon Elliott will be joining O'Brien on the trip over from Ireland, although with a lot fewer runners.

Elliott, who has twice sent out the winner of the Queen Alexandra Stakes with Commissioned in 2016 and Pallasator a year ago, may have three runners in Tuesday's Ascot Stakes, including Mengli Khan in the famous colours of Gigginstown House Stud, who shocked the racing world last month when announcing plans to wind down their incredibly successful National Hunt operation.

There have been 145 overseas-trained winners since 2000 at the Royal meeting, with Ireland providing 105, France 19 and the USA 11.

All 30 races will be shown on ITV and Sky Sports Racing with the first race due off at 2.30pm each day.