Day Five Races Betting Odds - Royal Ascot 2017 Runners - Saturday 24/06



Racing Tips

While many a horse racing festival stops at three or four days, Royal Ascot just keeps on giving with Saturday’s Day 5 finale. The Diamond Jubilee takes centre stage, but as ever the six races on offer are top quality from start to finish. Here we highlight our three best betting tips of the day.

Hardwicke Stakes: Frontiersman to win at 4/1 with Bet365

Group 2 contests don’t come much hotter than this, with the market currently being headed by five time Group 1 winner Highland Reel. He would have every chance if lining up, but could only manage second to Dartmouth last year, and may run in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes instead.

One who does look set to go in this is Frontiersman. By Dubawi out of Ouija Board, there can’t be many better bred horses in training. Following flashes of talent in his career to date, he now looks ready to deliver on his potential. Connections tested the Group 1 waters last time out in the Coronation Cup, and were rewarded with an excellent performance as he stayed on powerfully to go down by just under two lengths lengths. Seemingly still on an upwards curve, he’s the one to be on.

Diamond Jubilee Stakes: Limato to win at 9/2 with Bet365

Six from eight over this six furlong trip, two from three on good to firm ground and two from three in the month of June, Henry Candy’s Limato may well prove very tough to stop. A dual Group 1 winner, having taken both the July Cup and Prix de la Foret last season, we also know that he is up to this level.

We are happy to forgive his flop in Dubai last time out, as that run came on ground much too slow for his liking. That outing will at least have sharpened him up for this and at 9/2 with Bet365 in our odds comparison table, he makes plenty of appeal.

Wokingham Stakes: Edward Lewis each way at 20/1 with Bet365

It’s currently 10/1 the field in this extremely competitive affair, with a decent case to be made for at least half a dozen of these runners. The sensible course of action seems to be an each way bet, and the one to catch our eye is the David O’Meara runner, Edward Lewis.

This son of Kyllachy has made rapid strides since joining his current yard rated 89 in April. So much so that he is now on a mark of 101. That’s just 1lb higher than when finishing like a train over 5f at Epsom last time out, in a race in which he strongly hinted that a step up to six furlongs may be in order.