Royal Ascot Day 5: Best bets from our experts for Saturday's action

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We've got expert tips, previews and analysis ahead of the final day of Royal Ascot

We've reached the final day of this year's Royal Ascot, and our experts are back with the previews and tips as the go in search of a super Saturday...

"Wichita has the best recent form on his excellent Guineas second, but I would expect last year's leading juvenile, Pinatubo, to improve for his third there."

- Ryan Moore on Wichita

Ryan Moore's Day 5 Rides

The winners have been flowing all week for Betfair Ambassador Ryan Moore, and the top jockey has a strong book of eight rides on the final day of this year's Royal Ascot.

Ryan has some excellent chances in the juvenile races where he rides the favourite in both the Queen Mary and Coventry Stakes, and he's strong on the chances of Wichita in the Group 1 St James' Palace Stakes, saying, "Wichita has the best recent form on his excellent Guineas second, but I would expect last year's leading juvenile, Pinatubo, to improve for his third there."

Tony Calvin's Royal Ascot Day 5 Tips

After a successful week in the tipping chair in-form Tony Calvin has a quintet of recommendations for the final day of Royal Ascot, and our man is really sweet on the chances of Mr Lupton in the ultra competitive Wokingham Handicap at 16:10.

Tony says, "He ran a perfectly solid race on his return when fourth to Oxted in the Group 3 Abernant at Newmarket, and I was very surprised he was dropped 3lb for it.

That means he has come down 7lb in the weights since beating Speak In Colours off levels in a Group 2 at the Curragh last May - and Connor Murtagh takes another 3lb off, too - and that makes him dangerous to all.

He has plenty of soft ground form and he has run well on all three visits here, notably when a neck second in a Listed race (on soft) in October 2018. And he has plenty of big-field wins to his credit, too."

Joseph O'Brien on the chances of Speak In Colours in the Diamond Jubilee

Along with his four runners at Naas Joseph O'Brien has a solid each-way chance in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at 15:35 with Speak In Colurs, who ran a cracking race in this contest last year. "He ran a great race to finish fourth in this race last year and the softer ground should suit him well", says Joseph about his chances.

Diamond Jubilee Betting Tips: Timeform's runner-by-runner guide

Timeform bring you their comprehensive runner-by-runner guide to the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on Saturday and pick out their 1-2-3.

They have this to say about the short-price favourite Sceptical, "Cost connections just £2,800 as an unraced 3-y-o but has an excellent pedigree and has rapidly developed into the highest-rated sprinter in Ireland, bolting up in listed race at Naas 12 days ago."

Royal Ascot Day 5 Lays: Sceptical no Diamond geezer

Another high class card at Royal Ascot awaits on Saturday and that means more fancied horses that could be vulnerable says Patrick Weaver. Our man picks out a trio of horses to lay in either the Win or Place markets, including the favourite in one of the afternoon's Group 1 contests, the Diamond Jubilee at 15:35.

Royal Ascot Day 5 Tips from the Bets of the Day team

They've enjoyed a profitable week, and now for the last time at Royal Ascot 2020 the Bets of the Day team, Alan Dudman, Nick Shiambouros and Alan Thompson, provide their tips for Saturday's superb action.


Check out Betfair's video guide to Ascot, in association with Timeform...

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