Royal Ascot Day Four
All eyes are on Royal Ascot as the penultimate day of the iconic racing festival gets underway in Berkshire. After three days of racing, we’ve seen some interesting prospects land wins and some top jockeys miss out on Group 1 contests. However, on day four, the racing is all focused on the King Edward VII and the Commonwealth Cup.
Before placing your bets on the Group 1 contests, we have a complete range of Royal Ascot betting tips, which will include the horses that can potentially make an impact or those who can defy the odds and land a longshot win.
Royal Ascot Day Four Betting Tips
2.30pm – Albany Stakes (Group 3 – 6f)
The Albany Stakes features several fillies that made an impressive start to their careers on debut. Arguably none more so than CARLA’S WAY. She scored by just over two lengths at Doncaster over the extended 6f trip. The daughter of Starspangledbanner was full of running at the finish. If she steps up on that performance, she may take some beating.
Selection: Carla’s Way
3.05pm – Commonwealth Cup (Group 1 - 6f)
LITTLE BIG BEAR won the Windsor Castle Stakes at this meeting 12 months ago. Since then, he has had wins in the Phoenix Stakes (Group One) and Sandy Lane Stakes (Group One). The trip was too far for him in the 2,000 Guineas, but he can have further success at the highest level over this sprint distance.
Selection: Little Big Bear
3.40pm – Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes (1m4f)
TEUMESSIAS FOX is bidding to complete a hat-trick of wins in the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes, and although he has another 7lb rise in the ratings to defy, this horse has been outstanding since he was gelded. There is likely to be a lot more to come from Andrew Balding’s in-form gelding.
Selection: Teumessias Fox
4.20pm – Coronation Stakes (Group 1 - 1m)
After finishing runner-up in the 1,000 Guineas, TAHIYRA went one place better in the Irish equivalent of the race to become a Classic winner. Dermot Weld’s filly does not have Newmarket winner Mawj to worry about here. She has beaten most of this field before and she should do the same again in the Group One Coronation Stakes.
5.00pm – Sandringham Stakes (1m)
On what was just her third start, Kingman filly COPPICE produced an eye-catching performance over this 1m distance on the AW at Newcastle last time out. John and Thady Gosden’s runner could be off a very lenient mark in this race, especially if she takes another step forward. Selection: Coppice
5.35pm – King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2 – 1m4f)
King Of Steel ran a huge race in the Derby at Epsom to finish second behind Auguste Rodin. Given how highly Aidan O’Brien rates his colt, to finish within a length of him in the British Classic was a massive achievement. Roger Varian’s runner has just five rivals to defeat here, and he should be the one to beat in this Group Two contest based on his Epsom run.
Selection: King Of Steel
6.10pm – Palace Of Holyrood House Stakes (5f)
FRANKNESS showed a lot of speed when she won over 6f at Goodwood earlier this month. Andrew Balding’s filly has gone up 5lb for that success, but talented claimer Harry Davies takes 3lb off here, which gives her a great chance of successfully following up in the finale on day four of the meeting.
About Royal Ascot Day 4
Headlined by the Commonwealth Cup which is the feature race, Royal Ascot Day 4 consists of seven races of different categories, including Group 1 and Group 2 wins. Many of the races on the Day 4 have specific entry criteria, including those which are open only to fillies and those which are open to horses of a specific age.
Royal Ascot Day 4 Races
- Albany Stakes
- King Edward VII Stakes
- Duke of Edinburgh Stakes
- Commonwealth Stakes
- Coronation Stakes
- Sandringham Stakes
- Palace of Holyrood House Stakes
Royal Ascot Day 4 Trends
Royal Ascot Day 4 Race 1: Albany Stakes
The first race of Royal Ascot Day 4 is the Albany Stakes. A race open only to two-year-old fillies; previous winners of this race include Meditate and Dandalla. Classed as a group 3, s it gives the youngsters a chance to shine. The jockey with the most wins in the Albany Stakes is Jamie Spencer, with four wins. However, if you prefer to follow betting trends, a key one could be that ten of the last twelve winners were drawn in stall 12 or higher.
Royal Ascot Day 4 Race 2: King Edward VII Stakes
The second race of Royal Ascot Day 4 is the King Edward VII Stakes. A group 2 horse race, the race is open to three-year-old colts and geldings; it was first contested in 1834 and was originally known as the Ascot Derby. Recently won by horses such as Pyledriver, Alenquer and Japan, King Edward is a high-quality race for horses to participate in. When it comes to winners of this race, horses with previous course form don’t tend to perform well, and given that this is a destination for many derby horses, it will be full of high-calibre horses.
Royal Ascot Day 4 Race 3: Duke of Edinburgh Stakes
The third race of the day at Royal Ascot is the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes, and this race is one of the longest on the card at Ascot, with a distance of one mile and three furlongs. Renamed to its current title in 1999, the race has been won by horses such as Quickthorn and Dash of Spice. Looking at the trends in this race, eight out of the last 12 winners of this race also won their last race, so this is a stat to pay attention to when making your selections.
Royal Ascot Day 4 Race 4: Commonwealth Cup
The feature race on Day 4 of Royal Ascot is The Commonwealth Cup. Part of the British Champion Series, this six-furlong race is open to colts and fillies aged three-year-old. Introduced to the festival in 2015, the race has a strong history with winners such as Caravaggio, Eqitdaar, and Perfect Power. Even though it’s only undertaken a few renewals, seven of the last eight winners also won a Group 1 race.
Royal Ascot Day 4 Race 5: Coronation Stakes
The Coronation Stakes is the second Group 1 race to take place on Day 4 of Royal Ascot and is a race open to three-year-old fillies only. Covering seven furlongs of Ascot racecourse, it was established in 1840 and has a long history of providing top-class winners, including horses such as Alcohol Free, Winter and Alpha Centauri. In terms of trends for this race, the best place punters should be looking for potential winners is the 1000 Guineas and Irish 1000 Guineas.
Royal Ascot Day 4 Race 6: Sandringham Stakes
The penultimate race on Day Four of Royal Ascot is the Sandringham Stakes, and this is a handicap race which is open to three-year-old fillies. A popular race, horses such as Create Belief and Onassis have managed to pick up wins in this race. It’s also a key race that has been won by a female jockey, including Hayley Turner, who has two victories in the race in recent years.
Royal Ascot Day 4 Race 7: Palace Of Holyroodhouse Stakes
The final race on Day 4 of Royal Ascot is the Palace Of Holyroodhouse Stakes. Run over five furlongs, this fast and furious race has only been on the card for three years but has proved a popular addition. Another race in which Hayley Turner has shown her success, and it’s also a race where favourites have prevailed.