Royal Ascot Day 5 Tips, Free Bets and ITV7 competition
ITV Racing will broadcast seven live races from Royal Ascot on ITV1 on Saturday, but with racing behind closed doors this year punters will be watching from the comfort of their own home.
Nevertheless, Royal Ascot promises to be as exciting as ever and the Racing Post experts have picked out the best tips for all the televised races to help you find more winners.
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Royal Ascot – ITV Racing Tips
Racing Post experts pick their best bet for the day for the final day of Royal Ascot in a bid to help you find more winners.
Wokingham Stakes–HIGHLAND DRESS
Highland Dress joined Archie Watson after a truncated three-year-old campaign and has looked a good recruit for new connections, finishing second at Southwell in March before two victories. He looked a handicapper going places when winning at Newmarket recently, staying on to beat his seven rivals with plenty in the tank, and this 6lb higher mark is unlikely to be the limit of his ability. (Matt Boyle)
St James's Palace Stakes–PALACE PIER
Has impressed in winning all three starts and while it was just a handicap last time, trainer John Gosden won the Prince of Wales's Stakes this week with a former handicapper.
The coltshowed an exhilaratingturn of foot when scoring at Newcastle and looks certain to relish the stiff finish over this mile and can beat the 2,000 Guineas also-rans. (Paul Kealy)
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Royal Ascot– ITV7 Tips
The ITV7 competition is back for every day of Royal Ascot and is completely free to play. This Saturday it's a rollover, which means there is £250,000 to be won. Users will need a Sky Bet account to enter so if you don't already have an account, sign up above and take advantage of the free bet offer. The Racing Post experts make their selections for the competition.
Race 1: 1.50 Ascot
Mark Johnston's SANDS OF TIME made a big impression at Lingfield and she can give her yard a second straight win in this race.
Race 2: 2.15 Newmarket
For one so inexperienced KING RAGNAR did well to hit the frame in a 0-100 here a fortnight ago and he's bredto stay this far.
Race 3: 2.25 Ascot
An interesting and competitive renewal although none of the British, Irish or French Guineas winners are in the field. Preference is for RUN WILD, who was most impressive when beating some useful fillies hollow over 1m2f at Newmarket on her return, when very much shaping as if a drop to a mile would be fine– she showed bundles of pace then.
Race 4: 3.00 Ascot
A fascinating race that can go to WICHITA, whose close second in the 2,000 Guineas was a fine run and makes him the one to beat now that he has evidently improved past last season's star juvenilePinatubo, who is nonetheless a much respected main danger.
Race 5: 3.35 Ascot
Fairytale sprinter SCEPTICAL is improving at a rate of knots and can take another step up the ladder. His story is magical as he cost only £2,800 last summer and is now bidding for a £148,000 first prize in a Group 1 contest at Flat racing's biggest meeting. The prediction is that he'll come there cruising and go whoosh once Frankie Dettori presses the button.
Race 6: 4.10 Ascot
The one with most potential is HIGHLAND DRESS, whowas quite well regarded by John Oxx when trained in Ireland and who looked good at Newmarket recently. He is poised to take another step forward.
Race 7: 4.40 Ascot
Less competitive than usual and only three runners make strong appeal aspotential winners. Preference is for WHO DARES WINS, whose best Flat form last season gives him leading prospects andhe shouldn't be bothered whatever happens with the weather.
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