ROYAL ASCOT DAY 4 TIPS

Find out who are experts are tipping for the day four of Royal Ascot 2021

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14:30 Albany Stakes

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15:05 King Edward VII Stakes

15:40 Commonwealth Cup

16:20 Coronation Stakes

17:00 Sandringham Stakes Handicap

17:35 Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes

18:10 Palace Of Holyroodhouse Stakes Handicap

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Coronation Stakes

18/06 16:20

Run over a mile, the second of day four’s Group 1s is typically host to some epic clashes between the year’s best three-year-old fillies. Winter (2017), Sky Lantern (2013), Ghanaati (2009), Attraction (2004) and Russian Rhythm (2003) have all completed the English 1,000 Guineas/Coronation Stakes double this century, while Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Alpha Centauri saw off Newmarket heroine Billesdon Brook in 2018. French trainers have a strong record in the race with Jean-Claude Rouget going back-to-back in 2015 and 2016, while Immortal Verse (2011) and Watch Me (2019) both won here after competing in the French 1,000 Guineas. Alpine Star’s victory last year saw him join Fallen For You as the only Coronation winners not to have raced in any of the English, Irish or French 1,000 Guineas and also completed a clean sweep of Royal Ascot’s Group 1s for jockey Frankie Dettori. Jessica Harrington has trained two of the last three winners and the current leading trainer is Sir Michael Stoute with four wins, although the last of those occurred in 2003.

Commonwealth Cup

18/06 15:40

The newest of the royal meeting’s seven Group 1s, the Commonwealth Cup is exclusive to three-year-old colts and fillies and is home to some of the world’s top sprinters. The race has already built a rich history with champion sprinter Muhaarar ensuring the first running got off to a strong start in 2015 before the magnificent Caravaggio extended his unbeaten sequence to six and claimed his second Group 1 in 2017. Three of the six winners had graduated from the Coventry Stakes the previous year, although only Caravaggio was doing so as a winner with Golden Horde (2020) and Advertise (2019) both placing. Strong form as a juvenile is essential with five of the six winners having secured Group honours as a two-year-old. The Commonwealth Cup can also serve as an avenue for Guineas horses whose stamina was exposed at Newmarket, with Advertise dropping back in trip to secure the honours in 2019. No jockey or trainer has yet won multiple runnings.

King Edward VII Stakes

18/06 15:05

This Group 2 run over 1m4f is traditionally the next port of call for horses beaten at Epsom and used to be known as the Ascot Derby. Three of the last four favourites also participated in that Classic but only one, Japan (2019), justified the faith placed in them by punters. Despite saddling six favourites since 2012, Japan’s victory is also Aidan O’Brien’s only win here since 2004, and he has seen shorties Mogul, Adelaide and Astrology turned over in that period. Godolphin’s number-one jockey William Buick has an excellent record in the last decade with four wins, the most recent of which came with Old Persian in 2018, who went on to win the Great Voltigeur and the Dubai Sheema Classic before being retired.

Palace Of Holyroodhouse Stakes Handicap

18/06 18:10

Closing out day four is the second running of this three-year-olds-only handicap which will be over and done with in a flash over a quick 5f. North Yorkshire trainer Tim Easterby took the inaugural race with the top-class Art Power last year, who easily stretched away from the field and recorded an impressive RPR of 116 in the process. Art Power ranked among the most inexperienced horses in the race with only three runs to his name prior to Ascot, but that perhaps masked his true ability and it could be that there is another unexposed potential Group horse lurking among the field this year.

Sandringham Stakes Handicap

18/06 17:00

Newmarket trainer Charlie Fellowes completed an unlikely double in the race in the last two years with Thanks Be and Onassis both returning at odds of 33-1, but that has seemed to coincide with a drop in quality since its Listed status was taken away as the pair’s winning RPRs of 92 and 89 were markedly down on the 100-plus performances of the previous eight winners. Prior to that, four out of seven runnings had seen the favourite return to the winner’s enclosure in this mile handicap for three-year-old fillies. Jockeys Hayley Turner, Jamie Spencer and Frankie Dettori have all won the race back-to-back in the last six runnings.

Albany Stakes

18/06 14:30

This Group 3 for two-year-old fillies has a habit of throwing up high-class sorts throughout the field with 1,000 Guineas winner Mother Earth placing third last year and the Jessica Harrington-trained Alpha Centauri going on to win four straight Group 1s as a three-year-old after finishing second in 2017. It ensures day four of Royal Ascot begins with a tantalising glance into the future, and although choosing from a large field of unexposed fillies can be tricky, some clues can be gleaned from the form book with the last nine winners having all won at least their previous start before taking up their engagement here with three having arrived unbeaten from two starts. Former footballer-turned racehorse trainer Mick Channon holds the record for most wins in the race with three, while big-hitters Aidan O’Brien and John Gosden have only produced one winner apiece since the race was established in 2002.

Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes

18/06 17:35

Since being renamed in 1999, this 0-105 Class 2 handicap had been exclusively won by four or five-year-olds until Scarlet Dragon shocked the field at odds of 33-1 last year at the age of seven to give Holly Doyle her first Royal Ascot winner, and this 1m4f contest takes on extra poignancy this year after the death of Prince Philip. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Arab Spring carried top weight to victory in 2014, but that is the only time that feat has been achieved in the last decade. Punters are advised to keep note of any Stoute or Mark Johnston-trained runners as they have scooped this prize ten times between them in the last 22 runnings. It also pays to stick with horses in form with Baghdad (2019), Dash Of Spice (2018), Kinema (2016), Arab Dawn (2014), Camborne (2012 and Fox Hunt (2011) all having won last time out.

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