And so, after a week of drama, emotion and pageantry, it’s on to the fifth and final day, which brings the curtain down on Royal Ascot 2019.
Two horses from the Godolphin operation and the Charlie Apppleby yard are at the forefront today -- MASAR, who makes his first appearance since winning last year’s Derby at Epsom, and BLUE POINT, who goes for a rare Group One sprint double in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, having landed the King’s Stand Stakes on Tuesday. Here are my selections for every race, complete with next-best alternatives and, where applicable, each/way options.
2.30 7f Chesham Stakes, 2yo, Listed
LOPE Y FERNANDEZ (Pinatubo, Heaven Forfend)
3.05 7f Jersey Stakes, 3yo, Group Three
URBAN ICON (Space Blues, Momkin)
3.40 12f Hardwicke Stakes, Group Two
SOUTHERN FRANCE (Masar, Communique)
4.20 6f Diamond Jubilee Stakes, Group One
SANDS OF MALI (Blue Point, Invincible Army)
5.00 6f Wokingham Handicap
SUMMERGHAND (Tis Marvellous, Hey Jonesy, Foxtrot Lady)
5.35 2m6f Queen Alexandra Stakes