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Royal Ascot day five – Glen aiming to sparkle in Diamond finale

PA Sport 4:30am, Sat 19 Jun 2021

Glen Shiel will be a major contender in testing conditions in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes on Saturday (Alan Crowhurst/PA) The Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes is the highlight as Royal Ascot draws to a close with a fifth day of top-class racing, featuring some of the finest horses in the world. The complexion of the Diamond Jubilee has altered dramatically following the deluge which hit the track overnight on Thursday and through Friday.

Final day of Royal Ascot poised to avoid repeat of Friday weather drama

PA Sport 7:02pm, Fri 18 Jun 2021

A racegoer takes cover from the heavy rain under an umbrella during day four of Royal Ascot (Steven Paston/PA) Ascot clerk of the course Chris Stickels is anticipating better weather on Saturday after the fourth day of Royal Ascot was nearly scuppered by rain. After three fine days at the track, the Ascot going was reported to be good to firm at the close of play on Thursday.