Stradivarius rightly stole the headlines on Gold Cup day as Frankie Dettori guided him to a hat-trick of wins in the week’s feature race.
We’re back with racing tips for Day 4 of Royal Ascot with the Commonwealth Cup the highlight at 15:35.
Royal Ascot Racing Tips – Day 4
13:15 – Palace of Holyroodhouse Handicap – Art Power – 15/8
Could shine in the expected soft conditions today after making a splash with a winning run on his return to action at Newcastle at the start of the month.
13:50 – Albany Stakes – Undertake – 16/1 E/W
Possibly under the radar in the day’s second race after posting some smart form with a win at Lingfield a fortnight ago. Could be capable of another step up here.
14:25 – Norfolk Stakes – The Lir Jet – 11/2
Looks ready for take off in this one with Oisin Murphy on board and after an eye-catching 2 3/4L winning debut at Yarmouth a few weeks back.
15:00 – Hardwicke Stakes – Anthony Van Dyck – 11/4
Eminently capable of adding the Hardwicke to last year’s Derby triumph; showed few signs his form is letting up with a credible second on his return at Newmarket 14 days ago.
15:35 – Commonwealth Cup – Kimari – 13/2
Looked lightning quick when going close in the Queen Mary last year, and enjoyed an impressive campaign stateside last year. Booking of Dettori adds intrigue.
16:10 – Queen’s Vase – Al Dabaran – 5/1
Charlie Appleby’s three-year-old looks worth a dabble in the day’s penultimate race if he can prove his staying power over this longer trip. Has form at Ascot after winning here last July
16:40 – Duke of Edinburgh Stakes – West End Charmer – 11/2
Could set up a grandstand finish in the Duke of Edinburgh for Mark Johnston after stealing the show at Newmarket 12 days ago.
Odds correct at time of writing but may be subject to change.