Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot Day 4 Tips: Best bets and ambassador insight

  • Max Liu
  • 3:00 min read
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"The son of Twilight Son was a teak-tough performer as a two-year-old, running 11 times over a variety of trips and progressing throughout the season. His biggest win came in the Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket, but he also finished a close fifth in the Middle Park Stakes."

Back Twilight Jet each-way @ 9.08/1

We've compiled the pick of our writers' best bets from our Friday columns, as well as Ryan Moore's insight on his rides, to take you through the card on day four of Royal Ascot...

Friday Royal Ascot Tips: Take Believing in the Albany without the favs


Albany Stakes, 14:30

"The market we're interested in is the 'without' market on the Sportsbook, where we can take option C, which allows us to back Believing each-way at 15/2 without Meditate and Mawj.

"This gives us plenty of chance to make profit on the race, potentially down to as far as fifth place if the two market leaders finish in the first 2 places.

"I suspect Believing has been somewhat underrated by the traders, and she represents a trainer in George Boughey who really knows the time of day with his two-year-old fillies.

"If she wins, we win, while allowing us the option that she could finish as low as third and still return a winner, even before the each-way element is factored in.

"All told, this bet looks a good percentage call."

Back Believing each-way without Meditate and Mawj at 8.515/2

Kevin Blake: Twilight to shine in Commonwealth Cup

Commonwealth Cup, 15:05

"There are quite a few horses that I have a liking for in this field, but the selection is the Michael O'Callaghan-trained Twilight Jet.

"The son of Twilight Son was a teak-tough performer as a two-year-old, running 11 times over a variety of trips and progressing throughout the season. His biggest win came in the Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket, but he also finished a close fifth in the Middle Park Stakes.

"His return to action was delayed this season due to a minor hold-up and he was thought to be in need of the run when eventually reappearing in the Lacken Stakes at Naas."

Back Twilight Jet each-way @ 9.08/1

Andrew Asquith: Power can be Perfect on Friday

Commonwealth Cup, 15:05

"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."

Back Perfect Power @ 5.14/1

Tony Calvin: Rumi rates very good bet with lots in his favour

Duke of Edinburgh Stakes, 15:40

"Sir Rumi appeals as the best handicap bet of the Friday at 25/1 each-way, five places, in the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes at 15:40.

"You can fully see why Just Fine and Trawlerman head the betting but no way should Sir Rumi be five or six times their price with his profile, especially as his wide draw of 17 is a proven positive in these 1m4f handicaps (Trawlerman is in three and Just Fine is in seven)."

Back each-way Sir Rumi @ 26.025/1

Ryan Moore: Changingoftheguard is the one to beat

King Edward Vii Stakes, 17:35

"Changingoftheguard is the form horse in here (Ascot, 17:35) after his Chester Vase win and his Derby fifth, and he clearly is the one to beat if able to reproduce those efforts after a relatively quick turnaround from Epsom. This will be the fastest ground he has faced and he does meet some lightly-raced improvers, but he holds the best credentials going into the race."

Back Changingoftheguard @ 2.789/5

Patrick Weaver: Lysander's odds make no sense at all

King Edward Vii Stakes, 17:35

"I can't get my head around Lysander being as short as 4.84/1 for the King Edward VII Stakes at 17:35.

"An impressive winner at Newcastle before going down by a length at Goodwood, he is currently rated 10lb behind the Derby fifth Changingoftheguard and is 2lb adrift of Dark Moon Rising, fourth in the Dante on his latest start. And they are not the only two on our side if we lay Lysander win and place."

Lay Lysander to place in the 17:35 @ 2.47/5

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