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Royal Ascot 2017 Tips – Day 5

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes is the feature race of the final day of Royal Ascot 2017 and we have tips for four of the races at the Royal Meeting on Saturday.

Hardwicke Stakes    ITV

The Queen has a big chance of taking the Hardwicke Stakes again with last year’s winner, Dartmouth. The only question mark is the ground, as he may have preferred a drop of rain, so on that basis we are going to swerve him and plump for IDAHO instead. It is a case of the faster the ground the better for Aiden O’Brien’s runner who should come on for his re-appearance in the Coronation Cup.

Wings Of Desire was on the shortlist, but he may also prefer a bit more give underfoot, so the other one to back is BARSANTI. This is a step up in class, but he has trip and ground to suit and could still be improving.

Idaho (ew)3.40 Ascot4/1Bet365
Bersanti (ew)3.40 Ascot25/1Stan James

Diamond Jubilee Stakes     ITV

The day’s big race is the Diamond Jubilee and we have to side with a horse we love, LIBRISA BREEZE. He may be better over 7f, but equally he should still be on the upgrade and if he gets luck in running he can flash past plenty of these on the dash to the line.

As you’d expect, there are dangers everywhere. Of the more fancied runners we like THE TIN MAN best. The ground has come in his favour and he is reportedly in great form at home.

Amongst the outsiders, Long On Value and Aclaim are interesting, but we are going to suggest siding with KACHY in the hope that he can bounce back to form on the track where he ran a career best at last year’s Royal meeting. The extra furlong and the tongue tie should help.

Sky Bet are offering 5 places for each-way bets on this race.

Librisa Breeze (ew)4.20 Ascot12/1Sky Bet
The Tin Man (ew)4.20 Ascot5/1Sky Bet
Kachy (ew)4.20 Ascot33/1Bet365

Our tips in the final races of the meeting are as follows, with both Paddy Power and Sky Bet offering 6 places for each-way bets on the 5.00 and 4 places on the 5.35.

Projection (ew)5.00 Ascot8/1Sky Bet, Paddy Power
Donjuan Triumphant (ew)5.00 Ascot40/1Sky Bet
First Selection (ew)5.00 Ascot50/1Sky Bet, Paddy Power
Motherland  (ew)5.35 Ascot18/1Sky Bet
Qewy  (ew)5.35 Ascot4/1Paddy Power