Royal Ascot Day 4 Tips

Time Race Our Tip Place Bet
2:30 The Albany Stakes Tip Mawj Bet Now
3.05 The Commonwealth Cup Slipstream Bet Now
3.40 The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes Candleford Bet Now
4.20 The Coronation Stakes Sandrine Bet Now
5.00 The Sandringham Stakes Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Heredia Bet Now
5.35 The King Edward VII Stakes Lysander Bet Now
6.10 The Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes Loves Me Likearock Bet Now

Royal Ascot Feature Race On Friday

3.40pm Commonwealth Cup

Day 4’s feature race is the Commonwealth Cup. This is one of the newest Group 1 races to be added to the Royal Ascot schedule, having had its inaugural renewal as recently as 2015. The Commonwealth Cup is a 6f Group 1 which is open to three-year-old colts and fillies. The likes of Muhaarar and Caravaggio have already won the race, whilst last year’s renewal went the way of the Wesley Ward trained Campanelle, after the filly was awarded the race in the steward’s room ahead of first past the post Dragon Symbol. Out tipsters here at provide the best Ascot Day 4 tips for every race throughout Friday!

Last year’s Middle Park winner Perfect Power currently heads the betting for the Commonwealth Cup. He proved his stamina for 7f when landing the Greenham at Newbury on first start at 3, and his stamina for a mile is expected to be tested in the upcoming 2000 Guineas. How he fares in that contest is likely to have a significant bearing on his Royal Ascot target, with the Jersey Stakes another possible option. The filly Tenebrism is another prominent in the betting and she is another who’ll have her stamina tested at Newmarket. Castle Star brings top-class juvenile form into this contest having finished runner-up to Perfect Power in the Middle Park, and he’s another who’d stand a definite chance if heading to Ascot in June.

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Royal Ascot Day 4 Races & Tips

2.30pm Albany Stakes

The first race contested on day 4 of Royal Ascot is the Albany Stakes. The Albany Stakes is a 6f Group 3 which is open to two-year-old fillies. Jamie Spencer is currently the most successful rider in the race’s history, having ridden four winners – the most recent of those coming courtesy of Kiyoshi in 2013. Perhaps surprisingly, Mick Channon is currently the most successful trainer in the race, having sent out three winners since 2003 – the two most recent of those coming in at odds of 50/1 and 16/1 respectively. Despite his plethora of options in this department, Aidan O’Brien has landed just one renewal of the Albany Stakes – his sole victory to date coming with Brave Anna back in 2016.

3.05pm King Edward VII Stakes

Following the Albany Stakes in the King Edward VII Stakes. The King Edward VII Stakes is a 1m4f Group 2 that is open to three-year-old colts and geldings. The race is often contested just a fortnight after the Epsom Derby, and therefore has many entrants who also participated in that race. Aidan O’Brien’s Japan finished third at Epsom in 2019 before going on to win the King Edward VII Stakes twenty days later. Last year’s King Edward VII Stakes winner Alenquer hadn’t raced at Epsom, but he had beaten subsequent Derby winner Adayar in the Group 3 Classic Trial at Sandown on his start prior.

4.20pm Coronation Stakes

The Coronation Stakes is contested over Ascot’s round mile track and is open to three-year-old fillies. The race often sees the winners of the British, French and Irish 1000 Guineas, with Aidan O’Brien’s Winter (2017) landing the race on the back of victories in the English and Irish 1000 Guineas. The 2020 renewal of the Coronation Stakes went the way of Alpine Star, who represented the same winning connections as Alpha Centauri – who had won the race two years previously. Alcohol Free provided trainer Andrew Balding and owner Jeff Smith with a victory in last year’s Coronation Stakes.

5.00pm Sandringham Stakes

The Sandringham Stakes is a handicap that is only available for three-year-old fillies. Trainer Charlie Fellowes and jockey Hayley Turner have teamed up to land the race for two of the last two seasons, with Onassis (2020) adding to the success of her stablemate Thanks Be (2019). Create Belief chopped through the Ascot mud to land last year’s renewal for trainer Johnny Murtagh and jockey Ben Coen.

5.35pm Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes

The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes is a 1m4f handicap open to horses aged three years old and up. Ryan Moore has enjoyed a good run of form in the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes in recent years, riding four winners since 2008 – with three of those victories coming for Sir Michael Stoute. Last year’s renewal went to Quickthorn, however, who was ridden to victory by Oisin Murphy for trainer Hughie Morrison.

6.10pm Palace Of Holyroodhouse Stakes

Day 4 of Royal Ascot concludes with the Palace Of Holyroodhouse Stakes. This 5f handicap is a relatively new addition to the Royal Ascot schedule, having had its first renewal as recently as 2019. That race was won by Art Power, who was trained by Tim Easterby and is likely to be back in action in one of the Group 1 sprints at Royal Ascot in 2022. Although possible not at the standard of that rival, Significantly ran out a good winner of the race 12 months ago before following up back at the track a month later.

Royal Ascot Day 4 Betting Tips

There are a number of factors to consider before placing any bets on Royal Ascot. How the ground is riding on the day is a crucial element, the meeting may be run in June, but we’ve had going descriptions reading everything from Good To Firm to Heavy in recent years and how horses have previously performed on the forecast ground is crucial. 

Whilst it’s not impossible to win at Ascot with out of form horses, in the Group 1s particularly, strong recent form is often imperative to a horse’s chances of winning. You can often see handicaps won by horses at big prices, yet the Group 1s tend to be more condensed and therefore it often pays to side with a horse in the top three in the market.

Despite all of these factors, however, the Draw is arguably one of the most important things to consider when placing Royal Ascot bets. Ascot is considered a relatively fair course (particularly the straight course), but pace maps and identifying where the stronger fancied horses are likely to be racing are important. On races contested over Ascot’s round course, it is generally considered that low draws are favoured as it allows horses to get into a good track position, with those drawn wide needing to break well from the gates to prevent themselves from being forced to be held up.

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Other Days of Royal Ascot 2022

Day 4 of Royal Ascot is a show-stopping affair, but the action is not yet over, with one more day of top-class action scheduled at the Royal meeting for punters to feast upon – check out our royal ascot tips page where we cover all the races throughout the festival or our dedicated daily tips pages below.