LORD GLITTERS has bagged North Yorkshire trainer David O'Meara a stunning winner in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.

Second to Accidental Agent in the straight-mile contest in 2018, the son of Whipper went one place better this time around.

The 14-1 shot produced a game performance under stable jockey Danny Tudhope to defeat the Andrew Balding-trained Beat The Bank (20-1) and win the £600,000 event by a neck in a cracking opening to the world-famous festival in Berkshire.

The favourite, Newmarket-based Charlie Appleby's Barney Roy, finished eighth at 5-1 in the first race of the day.

Upper Helmsley-based O'Meara, registering his fourth and biggest winner at Royal Ascot, said: "Lord Glitters always run well here as he loves the track.

"He is not that easy a horse, he can be quite strong and keen. That's what happened in the Lockinge, when he over-raced with no cover. Today, as soon as jumped, Danny got him across and got cover. From there on, it all looked like it went pretty well."

"I thought Danny gave him a lovely ride this afternoon and it was brilliant from the word go.

"Watching the race, it was one of the easiest Royal Ascot runners we've had to watch as he never looked in trouble.

"My assistant Jason Kelly bought this horse and he deserves a mention too.

"We will follow a pretty similar path with him to last year and the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood is probably next up.

"It's super for the yard, not just me. I am just a small cog in what I do - I haven't even ridden out for the last six or seven weeks. The lads have done a great job and it has all come together nicely today."

The six-year-old grey gelding came second-last at Newbury a month ago.

Immediately after the race, jockey Tudhope added: "Forget about his last race. We know he's better than that.

"He came second here last year and he deserves a big one like this.

"He's a super horse on his day.

"He got a good lovely split and and the race panned out absolutely perfectly for him."