Day Four Races Betting Odds - Royal Ascot 2017 Runners - Friday 23/06



Racing Tips

There is no let-up in the top-class racing action as we head into the penultimate day at Royal Ascot, with a further five Group level contests for our betting pleasure. Here we provide our three best betting tips for another thrilling day of action including our picks for the big Group 1 races.

King Edward VII Stakes: Crystal Ocean to win at 3/1 with Betway

We seem likely to have a couple of the Derby runners taking a drop in class to contest this prize. We suspect they may have their work cut out to get the better of the Sir Michael Stoute runner Crystal Ocean here.

Touted as a Derby possible ahead of his third to Permian in the Dante at York, he instead gets his first crack at 1m4f here. As a son of Sea The Stars he can be expected to get the trip well and the manner in which he finished at York certainly suggested that it will suit. The price of 3/1 in our odds comparison table looks decent value.

Commonwealth Cup: Caravaggio to win at 5/4 with Sporting Bet

Godolphin boast a strong hand here in the form of Blue Point and Harry Angel, either of whom would likely be favourite for this in another year. Clive Cox’s Harry Angel looks particularly dangerous following his track record breaking effort at Haydock last time out.

Unfortunately for the Godolphin pair, they may well be up against a genuine superstar in the form of Aidan O’Brien’s, Caravaggio. Scintillating at two when winning each of his four starts, including here in the Coventry Stakes, any doubts as to how well he would train on were put to bed when he slammed the talented Psychedelic Funk on his seasonal debut at Naas.

Coronation Stakes: Winter to win at 4/7 with Coral

From one Aidan O’Brien-trained star to another. His three year old dual 1000 Guineas winner, Winter, lines up next in one of the week’s major races for fillies. With Newmarket 1000 Guineas third Daban looking likely to take a drop in trip for the Jersey Stakes rather than take on her foe again, it may fall to the French 1000 Guineas heroine, Precieuse to give the favourite most to do.

A mile on quick ground here is however a vastly different challenge to a slog through the mud at Deuaville, and on the overall level of form, Winter looks one of the most solid betting propositions of the week. Brilliant at Newmarket, she was if anything even better at the Curragh, and the possibility that she is still improving is a frightening prospect for her rivals here.

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