Preview of Day four at Royal Ascot

By Luke 

After Frankie Dettori had a fantastic day three I think Ryan Moore will take centre stage on day four with a good book of rides. Race one is the Group 3 Albany Stakes over six furlongs for Fillies. I think Lil Grey will out run her odds. She was last seen winning at the Curragh over six furlongs. The third from that race Alligator Alley, has one previous run when finishing fourth behind Sunday Sovereign and the Coventry winner Arizona. Lil Grey will have no problem seeing out the stiff six furlongs at Ascot as on debut she finished second at Leopardstown over seven furlongs. I think she will outrun her odds of 33/1 and go close with Robbie Colgan in the saddle.

Max’s selection: Galadriel 

Samantha’s selection: Daahyeh

Killian’s selection : Lil Grey ew

Race two is the Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes over one mile and a half. This one looks to be very straight forward with Japan lining up. He was last seen finishing a close third in the Derby just beaten over half a length by Anthony Van Dyck. On official ratings he his ten pounds clear of the second highest rated in the field, Humanitarian. If he shows up in close to his best form he will win this easy and get Ryan Moore off the mark for the day.

Race three is the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup for three year olds over six furlongs. I’m siding with the man of the moment Frankie Dettori who rides Advertise. He was a good two year not finishing out of the first two for that season. He was a Group 1 winner, winning the Pheonix Stakes over six furlongs at the Curragh. He has form over course and distance from last year when he finished second in the Coventry Stakes at this meeting last season. I would put a line through his reappearance when finishing down the field in the 2,000 Guineas. He will be sharper for the run and I think he will go close at 9/1.

Killian’s selection: Advertise ew

Race four is the Group 1 Coronation Stakes over one mile for three year old Fillies. Hermosa should win this. She is the dual 1,000 Guineas winner, winning at the Curragh and Newmarket. I think this could be an Aidan O’Brien trained one two as I think Happen will run a good race. She stayed on strongly over seven furlongs to win at the Curragh last time out. The step up to one mile will suit and I think she will run well at 16/1.

Race five is the Sandringham Stakes over one mile for three year old Fillies. This race looks wide open and the one I am going to take a chance on is Gypsy Spirit at 66/1. She was last seen in France finishing third behind Obligate and Pure Zen at Chantilly in a Listed race back in May. Since, the first two home have come out and finished one, two in a Group 2 race at Chantilly. Gypsy Spirit ran a nice reappearance this season finishing mid field in the Group 3 Fred Darling at Newbury. I think she will enjoy the stiff mile at Ascot and has a good draw in stall twenty one. I think she will outrun her big odds with Luke Morris in the saddle.

Race six is the Duke Edinburgh Stakes over one mile and a half. I like last years runner up Corgi. He finished half a length behind Baghdad in this race last year when a close second. He was receiving two pounds last year but now receives five pounds off Baghdad. This will be his second run after a wind operation which will hopefully help him as well. I think he will run another good race and go close at 6/1.

Killian’s selection: Lethal Steps ew

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