Royal Ascot 2020 tips and best bets for day five

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Adam Kirby riding Golden Horde wins the 15:35 Commonwealth Cup, as racing resumed behind closed doors after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease - Reuters
Adam Kirby riding Golden Horde wins the 15:35 Commonwealth Cup, as racing resumed behind closed doors after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease - Reuters

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12.40 Silver Wokingham Handicap (6f, 3yo+) 

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The Wokingham looks to have been the target for SWINDLER for quite some time now and, having missed the main race narrowly, he can gain consolation in the consolation race. Blue Mist looks very interesting dropped to six furlongs, and has crucial course form. Louie De Palma also has course form, and can run a big race on seasonal reappearance. Chiefofchiefs is another interesting contender dropped to six furlongs, and can outrun his likely big price.

Marcus Armytage's tip: Count d'Orsay

1.15 Queen Mary Stakes (5f, Group Two, 2yo fillies) 

PELEKAI looked to have plenty left under the bonnet when winning from the front on debut at Newcastle, and looks a live chance for last year’s winning trainer Mark Johnston. Campanelle demands a lot of respect for trainer Wesley Ward, who has won this race three times in the past 11 runnings. More Beautiful smacked of a Group performer when bolting up on debut at Naas, and a repeat of that should see her run very well.

Marcus Armytage's tip: Happy Romance

1.50 Coventry Stakes (6f, Group Two, 2yo) 

LAUDED took off on his only start in a six-furlong novice at Haydock, coping well with the good to soft ground to win by 4½ lengths. Al Shaqab Racing have come into part-ownership of Lauded, and he can reward them with a big run here. Admiral Nelson looked a very smart prospect in winning his first start, and should relish another furlong. John Gosden produced Calyx to win this in 2018, and brings forward another son of Kingman in Existent, who has a good chance.

Marcus Armytage's tip: Thunder of Niagra

2.25 Coronation Stakes (1m, Group One, 3yo fillies) 

QUADRILATERAL can take a big step forward from her third placing in the 1,000 Guineas and prove the one they all have to beat here. She will greatly benefit from a strong pace to aim at, which is possible with the likes of Run Wild and Cloak Of Spirits in the line-up. US raider Sharing is respected on her Breeders’ Cup winning form as a two-year-old, and So Wonderful can run well without necessarily winning.

Marcus Armytage's tip: Run Wild

3.00 St James’s Palace Stakes (1m, Group One, 3yo colts) 

Even a slightly slower pace in this race can see champion two-year-old PINATUBO return to winning ways, and prove that he can be a fixture in the top races as a three-year- old. Wichita is very solid, but likely needs the ground to dry out further if he is to confirm the Guineas form with the selection, whilst Threat can run a massive race provided he can settle on his first try at a mile.

Marcus Armytage's tip: Palace Pier

3.35 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6f, Group One, 4yo+) 

ONE MASTER is taken to build on her impressive course form, and can be finishing strong and late under the in-form James Doyle, with any further softening of the ground a big plus. Breathtaking Look has done little wrong at 6 furlongs, and can put her proven stamina at this trip to good use; she looks a very good each-way chance. Last year’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes runner-up Dream Of Dreams can improve for a gelding operation, and looks a very good chance of making the frame.

Marcus Armytage's tip: Shine So Bright

Diamond Jubilee Stakes horse-by-horse guide
Diamond Jubilee Stakes horse-by-horse guide

4.10 Wokingham Stakes Handicap (6f, 3yo+) 

JACK’S POINT can continue an excellent Royal Ascot for trainer William Muir, and a repeat effort of his Buckingham Palace Handicap second placing can see him go very close off the same mark. Spanish City can continue an excellent week for trainer Roger Varian and looks to hold lively each-way claims on his first run of the year. Arecibo has some very solid course form, and can run into a place under Danny Tudhope.

Marcus Armytage's tip: Jack's Point

4.40 Queen Alexandra Stakes (2m 6f, Conditions, 4yo+) 

A repeat of THE GRAND VISIR’s 2019 Ascot Stakes win puts him firmly in the mix in what looks a very winnable renewal of the Queen Alexandra Stakes. Who Dares Wins has stamina assured at the trip, and continue a good week for Alan King’s Royal Ascot runners. In a race lacking in depth, Imphal can also stay this distance well, and might just outrun his price for father/son combination Gary  and  Ryan Moore.

Marcus Armytage's tip: Fun Mac

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