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Royal Ascot Day 5 Tips: Best bets and ambassador insight

  • Max Liu
  • 3:00 min read
Horse racing at Royal Ascot
Our experts have the best bets for day 5 at Royal Ascot

"He takes time to warm up in his races, a trait that is often punished around bends in Australia, so this stiff six furlongs on a straight track should play to his strengths. He has been widely overlooked by many for this race, but I feel he could run a very big race."

Back Artorius each-way @ 13.012/1

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

Patrick Weaver: Dettori faces a blank Saturday


Chesham Stakes, 14:30

"This week Frankie Dettori drew a blank on the first three days - 13 rides, no flying dismounts and a fair amount of flak for one or two of his rides. The first of his mounts, as Royal Ascot draws to a close, is Alzahir in the Chesham Stakes at 14:30.

"On the John Gosden-trained two-year-old for its debut at Yarmouth, he was in a duel with Godolphin's Naval Power for the final two furlongs, going down by a short head. The fact that the winner was not considered for Royal Ascot does not advertise the form, and the fourth, Shahbaz being 100.099/1 doesn't inspire confidence."

Lay Alzahir for a place @ 3.412/5

Tony Calvin: Tacarib can keep Jersey Stakes rivals at Bay

Jersey Stakes, 15:05

"Having posted both of his good efforts at two on soft ground, the sky can unleash hell through Saturday and it wouldn't bother Tacarib Bay, and his brace of efforts this season confirm he will be fine if it stays dry.

"He probably didn't achieve much when second in the Free Handicap on his return (though his jockey didn't go all out on him) but I thought he shaped really well in the Guineas for a long way in a race which strongly suggested the return to 7f here will suit."

Back Tacarib Bay @ 26.025/1

Ryan Moore: Broome can clean up if Hurricane blows it

Hardwicke Stakes, 15:40

"At his best, Broome is a genuine Group 1 horse and well suited by firm ground - you saw that at the Breeders' Cup last season when he was just touched off - and he finished a good second in this race last season on ground possibly softer than ideal, for all he handles soft if the rain comes to any significant degree. If the favourite runs below par, then hopefully I am best placed to take advantage. We were very happy with his comeback run."

Back Broome @ 7.06/1

Mark Milligan: Third Realm the play in the Hardwicke Stakes

Hardwicke Stakes, 15:40

"I'm interested in the 'without Hurricane Lane' market here, which is headed by Broome on the Sportsbook, though he's a horse we know plenty about and I was keen to take on. Mostahdaf's form behind Bay Bridge is decent in the context of this race, though he's trying this trip for the first time and would be no banker to stay on pedigree.

"The one I'm going to side with is Third Realm, who's form last year is some of the best on offer, for all he didn't really kick on. His most recent outing, though, suggests to me he might be about to get back to those heights and I'm more than willing to side with him to chase home the fav."

Back Third Realm in the 'without Hurricane Lane' market @ 4.03/1

Kevin Blake: Overlooked Artorious could run a very big race

Platinum Jubilee Stakes, 16:20

"Artorius (Ascot, 16:20) has actually raced against Home Affairs on three occasions and finished in front of him twice, albeit in receipt of weight on one the latest occasion in the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington in March.

"He's a horse that takes time to warm up in his races, a trait that is often punished around bends in Australia, so this stiff six furlongs on a straight track should play to his strengths. He has been widely overlooked by many for this race, but I feel he could run a very big race."

Back Artorius each-way @ 13.012/1

Kate Tracey: Side with Fresh in tricky Wokingham

Wokingham Stakes, 17:00

"Fresh is a five-year-old gelding trained by James Fanshawe. He is rated 98, drawn in stall 7 and ran well to reach the frame in the Victoria Cup last time out. That is an ideal set up race for a tilt at the Wokingham and has been seen to winning effect in the past. He is a former course and distance winner and finished second in this race last year.

"He's had an optimal turnaround time since that latest outing on 7th May. He is a hold up performer, which does concern me to an extent here, as this race tends to favour those ridden forwards. Hopefully, Daniel Tudhope can bag another winner in Royal Ascot week on Fresh."

Back Fresh each-way 17:00 Royal Ascot @ 8.07/1

Daryl Carter: Summer to cut down Wokingham rivals

Wokingham Stakes, 17:00

"Summerghand is no stranger to these events. He finished fifth in this race in 2019 and runner-up in 2020. Interestingly connections ran him without headgear for the first time since 2020 when he took a step back in the right direction at York last time when beaten just three lengths by course specialist Dakota Gold.

"They re-apply the visor to him today, and he has scored in first-time cheek-pieces and in a first-time visor, so it may be the case that the re-fitting of this headgear brings back that extra spark.

"He goes extremely well here at Ascot, is well handicapped on the balance and the last time he improved off a low RPR rating, he followed up with a Listed win at Newmarket."

Back Summerghand each way in the 17:00 at Ascot @ 17.016/1

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