Horse Racing Tips

Royal Ascot Racing Tips: Power can be Perfect on Friday

Perfect Power
Timeform's Andrew Asquith picks out three bets on Day 4 of Royal Ascot

"He is clearly a high-class colt and this race should pan out perfectly..."

Timeform's Andrew Asquith highlights a NAP, Next Best and Each-Way selection at Royal Ascot on Friday.

NAP: Perfect Power can shine back sprinting

Perfect Power - 15:05 Royal Ascot

Richard Fahey hit the board with a 50/1 winner in the Norfolk Stakes on Thursday and Perfect Power is strongly fancied to give him more success in the Commonwealth Cup.

Perfect Power himself won the Norfolk Stakes last season and went on to win the Prix Morny and Middle Park Stakes before making an impressive return in the Greenham Stakes over seven furlongs at Newbury in April. Connections were entitled to have a crack at the 2000 Guineas after that but Perfect Power didn't come home as strongly as some so the drop back to sprint trips looks a good move. He is clearly a high-class colt and this race should pan out perfectly.

NEXT BEST: Heredia ahead of her mark

Heredia - 17:00 Royal Ascot

Heredia made it three from three on her return on handicap debut at York last month, and can be marked up plenty for that success, winning with much more in hand than the official margin suggests.

She was trapped in a pocket for much of the race and the eventual runner-up (the only other three-year-old in the line-up) appeared to have stolen first run, and she certainly wasn't slowing down, but Heredia displayed a smart turn of foot to run her down close home. Heredia is a filly that will likely be plying her trade in pattern company by the end of the season and this track, trip and the way this race will be run should be tailormade for her.

EACH-WAY: Take on Inspiral

Spendarella - 16:20 Royal Ascot

Inspiral could clearly blow these out of the water given how good she looked at times last season, but she has endured some problems since, and the percentage call is to be against her on her return to action.

The horse to do so with is American raider Spendarella, who has won all three of her starts this year, the latest in a Grade 2 event at Keenland in April. She showed a determined attitude on that occasion after being headed after two furlongs but she rallied to regain the lead and asserted again. The booking of William Buick is a plus and a wider draw on the round course isn't necessarily a disadvantage.

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