Royal Ascot Day 5 Tips
|Time||Race||Our Tip||Place Bet|
|2:30||Chesham Stakes||Point Lonsdale||Bet Now|
|3.05||Jersey Stakes||Light Refrain||Bet Now|
|3.40||Hardwicke Stakes||Ilaraab||Bet Now|
|4.20||Diamond Jubilee Stakes||Dream Of Dreams||Bet Now|
|5.00||Wokingham Stakes||Raaeb||Bet Now|
|5.35||Golden Gates Stakes||Fantastic Fox||Bet Now|
|6.10||Queen Alexandra Stakes||Falcon Eight||Bet Now|
Royal Ascot Day 5 Races
2.30pm Chesham Stakes
The final day of Royal Ascot 2021 begins with the Chesham Stakes – which is one of the more unusual races run at Royal Ascot. This 7f Listed contest is unique in that it is restricted to horses whose sires won over a distance of ten furlongs or further. Ryan Moore has enjoyed notable success in the Chesham in recent seasons, having ridden four winners since 2011 – all of those victories coming for horses trained by Aidan O’Brien. Champion juvenile Pinatubo took the race in 2019 prior to his wins in the Group 1 National Stakes and the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes.
3.05pm Jersey Stakes
The Jersey Stakes is the first Group race run on day 5 of Royal Ascot 2021. Assigned Group 3 classification, the Jersey Stakes is run over 7f on Ascot’s straight track. Sir Michael Stoute is currently the most successful trainer in the race’s history, having trained six winners – the most recent of those wins coming courtesy of Expert Eye (2018). The Jersey Stakes is usually contested by horses that didn’t quite see out the mile distance of the British, French and Irish 2000 Guineas’. Therefore, it is worth keeping an eye on any entrants in 2021 that took part in those contests.
3.40pm Hardwicke Stakes
The Hardwicke Stakes is a Group 2 for horses aged four-year-olds and older that is run over a 1m4f distance. The Hardwicke often acts as a good trial for the following month’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, which is run over the same course and distance. Sir Michael Stoute’s Harbinger was the last horse to complete the Hardwicke – King George VI double back in 2010. Harbinger’s Hardwicke victory was just one of an incredible eleven in the race for trainer Sir Michael Stoute – who is the most successful trainer in the race’s history.
5.00pm Wokingham Stakes
The penultimate race of Royal Ascot is the Wokingham Handicap. This 6f sprint is often one of the week’s toughest punting puzzles to solve, with upwards of 20 runners regularly taking their chance in the race. Four horses have won the Wokingham Handicap more than once, with the most recent of those dual winners being Selhurstpark Flyer (1997, 1998). Last year’s Wokingham winner Hey Jonesy will bid to join that club if making the lineup in this year’s Wokingham.
5.35pm Golden Gates Stakes
The Golden Gates Stakes is a 1m2f handicap that is open to three-year-old horses. This race had its inaugural renewal just last year, which was won by the Paul & Oliver Cole trained Highland Chief.
6.10pm Queen Alexandra Stakes
Royal Ascot 2021 concludes with the Queen Alexandra Stakes. This race is open to horses aged four or older and is run over a distance of 2m5f – making it the longest flat race run in Britain. The Queen Alexandra Stakes often features runners who contested the opening day’s Ascot Stakes. With the Willie Mullins trained Simenon the last horse to complete the Ascot Stakes – Queen Alexandra double back in 2012.
Royal Ascot Feature Race On Saturday
4.20pm Diamond Jubilee Stakes
The feature race on the final day of Royal Ascot 2021 is the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. This 6f Group 1 is open to horses aged four or older – and three-year-old runners foaled in the Southern Hemisphere. Aidan O’Brien took advantage of this quirky race qualification when training the Australian-bred Merchant Navy to land the 2018 Diamond Jubilee. The Diamond Jubilee Stakes often sees entrants that participated in the opening day’s King’s Stand Stakes, with Blue Point the last horse to complete the Diamond Jubilee – King’s Stand double back in 2019. Sir Michael Stoute has not trained the winner of the Diamond Jubilee since Dafayna (1982), yet his Dream Of Dreams has been incredibly unlucky in finishing second in each of the last two renewals – he will be bidding to make it third time lucky when lining up in this year’s renewal.