Preview of Day Five at Royal Ascot

By Luke

The final days racing at Royal Ascot gets underway with a Listed Race that is the Chesham Stakes over seven furlongs for two year olds. One of the most intriguing parts of Day five will be the race for the Champion jockey for the meeting. As things stand Ryan Moore is two behind Frankie Dettori. I think Ryan will close the gap to one after he rides Lope Y Fernandez. This expensive son of Lope De Vega made a very impressive debut when winning at the Curragh over seven furlongs earlier this month. As with most of Aidan’s they will improve for the run, and if he does improve for the run I think he will be very hard to beat at 13/8.

Race two is the Group 3 Jersey Stakes over seven furlongs for three year olds. I think this could be a quick fire double for Ryan Moore as he partners So Perfect. This daughter of Scat Daddy was last seen winning a Group 3 at Naas last month over six furlongs. She made her reappearance in the Fred Darling at Newbury back in April over seven furlongs. She wasn’t beaten far on that occasion when possibly needing the run over a distance she had never tried before. She has good form from her two year old campaign, including a second behind the Commonwealth winner Advertise. I think she is the classiest horse in the field and I think she will win at 5/1.

Race three is the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes over one mile and four furlongs. Masar makes his seasonal reappearance here after just over a year off the track. His last run was when he won the Derby beating some nice horses. Prior to that run he was placed in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket finishing behind Saxon Warrior. Out of all the horses in the race I think he has the most potential to go on and win a Group 1 later this year. If he comes in here fit, I think he will win at 4/1.

Race four is the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes over six furlongs. Blue Point was last seen winning the Kings Stand on Tuesday when lowering the colours of Battaash. He is the best horse in the race and the biggest question will be how he will be after his run on Tuesday. He has won over six furlongs at Ascot back in 2017 so the trip won’t be a problem . If he is none the worse for his run on Tuesday I think he will win at 2/1.

Race five is the Wokingham Stakes over six furlongs. Hey Jonesy was last seen finishing fifth in a Group 2 at York back in May. Prior to that he finished second behind Dream Of Dreams at Chelmsford, the winner is running in the Diamond Jubilee before Hey Jonesy. I think he will enjoy the big field handicap and has a good draw in stall in 18. I think he will run well at 14/1.

The last race of the week is the Queen Alexandra Stakes over two miles and five furlongs. I think Max Dynamite will end the meeting on a high note. He hasn’t run since finishing down the field in a Group 1 at Chantilly. If he can return to the form of his second in the Doncaster Cup last September. If he can see out this extreme trip I think he will win and possibly win Ryan Moore the jockeys championship at Royal Ascot.

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