Royal Ascot 2016 Day Five Betting Tips - Odds and Races previews
The final day of Royal Ascot brings us one of the most hotly anticipated races of the whole week, the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, while there is a very fine supporting cast of races to compliment it. Read on for the latest betting tips, odds and predictions for Day Five of Royal Ascot.
The Chesham Stakes is the first race on the card, a seven furlong run for two-year-olds, while the Wolferton Handicap is up next at the longer run of a mile and two furlongs.
The Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes – run over one mile and four furlongs – is the first really interesting race of the day and Sir Michael Stoute looks to be holding all the aces with the even money favourite, Telescope. There could be challenges from the likes of Postponed and Free Eagle, but Telescope is here to defend his title and we predict he’ll do just that.
Then it’s time for the big race of the day (some would argue of the week!) as the Diamond Jubilee Stakes brings us some truly top class sprinting action. Two of the main contenders for glory here are from Australia, the favourite Brazen Beau – who is priced at betting odds of 3/1 with most bookies – and third-favourite, the 12/1 Wandjina. However, we fancy Dermot Weld’s Mustajeeb, who won the Jersey Stakes at last year’s Royal Ascot, looks a very good bet at 11/2 with BetVictor and others and he is out main betting tip.
The Wokingham Stakes – also run over six furlongs – is next up, though this heritage handicap is much tougher to predict. Finally, the Royal Ascot meeting winds up with the longest race of the week, the two mile, six furlong marathon that is the Queen Alexandra Stakes, a race for which staying power is everything, though few of the runners will have tackled anything of quite this distance.