Royal Ascot betting tips: Previews for every race on Saturday
Royal Ascot betting tips: Day 5
We have been producing Royal Ascot betting tips every day during the 2022 festival and conclude with a look at all seven races on Saturday.
The Platinum Jubilee Stakes is the pick of the day’s action.
Aidan O’Brien relies on Alfred Munnings in the first race of the day and the hint should be taken.
The Ballydoyle handler has a fair squad of juvenile colts but this Dubawi half-brother to Snowfall really caught the eye with a facile success over seven furlongs at Leopardstown last month.
Battleground and Point Lonsdale have won the last two renewals for O’Brien and Alfred Munnings can make it a hat-trick.
John and Thady Gosden mount a three-strong challenge via Faisal Road, Alzahir and One World.
Crypto Force, who changed hands for £900,000 on Monday, is another major contender in the seven-furlong Listed prize.
Dubawi Legend can make amends for a disappointing 2000 Guineas run with victory in the Jersey Stakes.
He took a fierce hold on his seasonal bow in the Classic before dropping right back to last but hopefully he can settle a bit better here with that run under his belt and switching down to seven furlongs should be a plus.
Charlie Appleby saddles the favourite via King Charles II Stakes winner Noble Truth, with Monaadah, who is unbeaten in three runs for Saeed bin Suroor, another leading fancy with Coral ambassador Jim Crowley on board.
The latter runs in the Shadwell colours and Alflaila is a strong second string for the owner while Star Girls Aalmal is a rare Royal meeting runner for Henry de Bromhead, trainer of Champion Hurdle victor Honeysuckle and Cheltenham Gold Cup hero A Plus Tard.
Hurricane Lane makes his return to action in the Hardwicke Stakes and connections will surely be disappointed if he does not emerge victorious.
The four-year-old was one of the stars of last season, finishing third in the Derby at Epsom before taking a hard-fought victory in the Irish version, holding off the admirable Lone Eagle by a neck in a thrilling duel.
His subsequent Grand Prix de Paris win was super impressive while the fact he managed to stretch his stamina to a mile and a six furlongs to win the St Leger was again testament to his excellent attitude.
— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) September 11, 2021
Hurricane Lane had to settle for a three-quarter-length third in the Arc, with the pace not really playing to his strengths while there was also a suspicion the Leger had perhaps left its mark.
Returning refreshed after a lengthy break, the odds-on favourite has to concede race fitness to some of his rivals but he should still be good enough and looks a solid pick for Royal Ascot betting tips.
Chester winner Solid Stone, who was supplemented, represents Sir Michael Stoute with Away He Goes, Broome, Mostahdaf, Living Legend, Third Realm and Layfayette completing the eight-strong field.
Chris Waller will bid to make it a Royal Ascot sprint double as his Home Affairs leads a bumper 27 declarations for the Platinum Jubilee Stakes.
Stablemate Nature Strip blasted his rivals in Tuesday’s King’s Stand Stakes over five furlongs and Home Affairs is favourite to secure six-furlong honours having won two Group Ones so far, including when beating his fellow Waller inmate earlier in the year.
Nature Strip was entered for the Platinum Jubilee but connections opted not to double up and he was the only absentee from 28 contenders at the five-day stage.
The Wesley Ward-trained Campanelle leads the opposition as she bids for a third Royal Ascot victory following her 2020 Queen Mary Stakes success and last year’s controversial Commonwealth Cup verdict.
She finished a head behind Dragon Symbol that day but was given the race in the stewards’ room after significant interference in the final furlong.
Dragon Symbol, who was trained by Archie Watson then and is now with Roger Varian, will be given the chance to avenge that defeat here.
DRAGON SYMBOL🐉 just edges Campanelle in the Commonwealth Cup 🏆
— Champions Series (@ChampionsSeries) June 18, 2021
There is another Australian challenger in Anthony and Sam Freedman’s Artorius with Japanese runner Grenadier Guards adding an extra international element for Mitsumasa Nakauchida.
Champions Sprint winner Creative Force, Duke of York Stakes first and third Highfield Princess and Crowley’s mount Minzaal, plus A Case Of You and Sacred are also towards the fore in the Platinum Jubilee Stakes betting.
Last year’s Wokingham Stakes winner Rohaan tops a maximum field of 28 in the handicap highlight.
James Fanshawe-trained Fresh is well fancied after just making the cut while Popmaster could be a good each-way shout after returning to form on the all-weather last month.
Missed The Cut has been talked of in glowing terms by George Boughey and looks a worthy favourite.
The Gosdens’ Aldous Huxley is top weight and he is one of four in the Godolphin colours along with stablemate Honiton, plus Appleby’s pair of Blue Trail and Falling Shadow.
The near two-mile-six-furlong Queen Alexandra Stakes closes proceedings for 2022.
Trueshan, who missed out on Thursday’s Gold Cup due to quick ground, is head and shoulders above on ratings if underfoot conditions are deemed suitable and completes our Royal Ascot betting tips.