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2020 Royal Ascot Day Five Tips – Through the card tips on Super Saturday

  • Punters have eight races to look forward to on the fifth and final day of Royal Ascot
  • Three Group One races headline the festivities
  • Pinatubo and Wichita clash again in the St James's Palace Stakes
  • Beaten 1000 Guineas favourite Quadrilateral bids for redemption in the Coronation Stakes
  • Dennis Hogan's Sceptical heads the market for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes
  • We have tips for all eight races 
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We bring you our Royal Ascot Day five tips, covering all eight races at Ascot on Saturday 20th June.

Royal Ascot closes with an almighty fanfare in 2020, with three Group One races taking pride of place in the centre of the card. Punters can also sink their teeth into two big sprint handicaps, and two prestigious Group Twos for juveniles.

It's been a mixed week so far for me on the tipping front, scoring with five winners and several each-way placers. Let's hope we can end the meeting in style on Saturday.

Royal Ascot Day Five Card


Race Time
Race Time
12:40pmSilver Wokingham Handicap (Class 2) 6f
1:15pm Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2) 5f
1:50pmCoventry Stakes (Group 2) 6f
2:25pmCoronation Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) 1m
3:00pmSt James's Palace Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) 1m
3:35pmDiamond Jubilee Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) 6f
4:10pmWokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) 6f
4:40pmQueen Alexandra Stakes (Class 2) 2m5f

Royal Ascot Day Five Tips


Race 1 – Silver Wokingham Handicap Tips


Embour E/W12:40pm Silver Wokingham Handicap (Class 2) 6fGET 16/1 HERE
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Although the bias wasn’t as big as it had been over the first two days, horses drawn high have dominated proceedings this week, and my big fancy for this consolation race is EMBOUR.

I’ve gone in on Richard Hannon’s five-year-old so many times over the past two years. There have been times where Embour has done me a good turn and won, like at Newbury last May. Yet, most of the time, he’s run well, but come up a little bit short. It’s that consistency that’s harmed him, when it comes to the biggest handicaps, and he always seems to find three of four a little better off at the weights.

On this occasion, though, the weights aren’t going to matter all that much, as there are just three pounds separating the entire field. Embour ran a lovely race on his reappearance over five furlongs, and he’s managed to win on his second start in each of the past two seasons. Hannon’s five-year-old has decent form here at Ascot, won’t mind a little extra juice in the ground and he’s been placed nicely in stall 17. I’m hoping he can get day five off to a flyer.

Race 2 - Queen Mary Stakes Tips


Sand Of Time E/W1:15pm Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2) 5fGET 14/1 HERE
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You have to sit up and take notice when a Ballydoyle two-year-old wins on debut, and More Beautiful couldn’t have been more impressive at Naas. After landing a favourable high draw, O’Brien’s filly has been backed into short-priced favouritism and she’ll probably take all the beating.

However, the Queen Mary is one of the few Group races at Ascot that Aidan O’Brien has never managed to win, and favourites have a fairly poor recent record. With that in mind, I’m going to side with last year’s winning trainer, Mark Johnston and back SANDS OF TIME at an each-way price.

Connor Beasley was in the saddle as Sands Of Time made all to win on debut at Lingfield earlier this month. To win from the front at Lingfield is no mean feat, and Beasley’s mount did it easily. The time they set that day, on a slow surface, wasn’t half-bad either.

Sands Of Time is one of the first fillies out of great sprinter Bobby’s Kitten, the first three-year-old to ever win the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint. William Buick has only managed to enter the winners’ enclosure once so far this week, but I think he’ll fancy his chances on this exciting young filly.

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Qaader (second right) bolts up on debut at Newbury. (Getty)

Race 3 - Coventry Stakes Tips


Qaader1:50pm Coventry Stakes (Group 2) 6fGET 5/1 HERE
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Unlike the Queen Mary, Aidan O’Brien has a strong recent record in the Coventry and eight of the last ten winners have gone off at 6/1 or shorter. Ryan Moore will ride Admiral Nelson into battle for Ballydoyle, and he has every chance of building on that smart victory at the Curragh. Yet, I’m inclined to go against O’Brien once again, and place my faith in QAADER.

Much was expected of this Night Of Thunder colt when he made his debut at Newbury, and the favourite obliged in excellent style. Jim Crowley took Qaader straight to the front, and the former Champion Jockey was still unmoved heading into the final two furlongs. When Crowley asked his mount for an effort, Qaader quickened up in eye-catching fashion, sealing an easy five-length success.

The combination of Crowley and Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum has been on fire all week, and it’s clear they have a very exciting prospect on their hands in Qaader. I’m a little worried about his draw, but I think Qaader has the quality, and Crowley the confidence, to overcome it.

Race 4 – Coronation Stakes Tips


Read my full preview of the Coronation Stakes here, to find out which filly I think will come out on top in the first Group One on day five at Royal Ascot.

If you want to watch the race on your mobile or tablet, then check out our Coronation Stakes Live Streaming page.

Race 5 – St James’s Palace Stakes Tips


Check out my full preview of the 2020 St James’s Palace Stakes to find out who I think will win in this thrilling rematch between Pinatubo and Wichita.

Visit our St James’s Palace Stakes Live Streaming page for details on how you can watch this thrilling Group One via your mobile or tablet.

Race 6 – Diamond Jubilee Stakes Tips


Follow the link to my full preview of this year’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes to see which sprinter I think you should side with in the final Group One on day five.

If you want to stream the race on your mobile device, then we’ll show you how on our Diamond Jubilee Stakes Live Streaming page.

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Summerghand (left) stays on for fourth in the Victoria Cup at Ascot. (Getty)

Race 7 – Wokingham Tips


Summerghand E/W4:10pm Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) 6fGET 11/1 HERE
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Having hit the crossbar on so many occasions over the last two years, I think it’s time SUMMERGHAND claimed the big handicap win his efforts thoroughly deserve.

David O’Meara’s star has become a main-stay in all of the big six-furlong handicaps. In 2019, Summerghand placed in the Longholes Handicap at Newmarket, the Stewards’ Cup, the Great St Wilfrid and the Ayr Gold Cup. He also ran into the places in last year’s Wokingham, and the Challenge Cup over seven furlongs here in October. 

For a horse who loves to arrive late from off the pace, Summerghand couldn’t have wished for a better draw, with prominent runners drawn all around him in stall 14. James Doyle, who’s ridden three winners this week, has picked up the ride and with ground conditions in his favour, Summerghand must have an excellent chance.
O’Meara looks set to play a strong hand as he looks to land his second Wokingham, with Ryan Moore riding Sprint Trophy winner Gulliver into battle. Daniel Tudhope will ride ARECIBO, and I fancy he could outrun his current price.

Arecibo has only won once since arriving from France but, like stablemate Summerghand, he’s shown a great amount of consistency. His best performance of 2019 came here at Ascot in the Rous Stakes over five furlongs, where Arecibo finished strongly on soft ground to place second behind Dakota Gold. Having run a decent race in the Palace House Stakes on his reappearance, I think Arecibo could be primed to run well on his return to handicap company. 25/1 looks a tasty price!

Race 8 - Queen Alexandra Stakes Tips


Who Dares Wins4:40pm Queen Alexandra Stakes (Class 2) 2m5fGET 10/3 HERE
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Mekong could turn out quickly, having started slowly before finishing 23 lengths behind Stradivarius in the Gold Cup. While he would be the clear pick on ratings, Nicola Currie’s mount had a tough race on Thursday and I can’t see the quick turn-around doing Mekong any favours.

I will gladly take him on with WHO DARES WINS, who won a Grade Two over fences for Alan King in 2020. On the flat in 2019, Who Dares Wins won the Northumberland Plate, and ran a blinder to finish fourth in the Group One Prix Du Cadran over two-and-a-half miles. 

Tom Marquand takes the ride and I think King has an excellent chance of landing the staying-race double at Royal Ascot in 2020, having won the Ascot Stakes with Coeur De Lion on the opening afternoon.

Royal Ascot Day Five FAQs

When is the last day of 2020 Royal Ascot?

2020 Royal Ascot ends on Saturday 20th June.

What races are on day five of Royal Ascot?

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes is the feature race on day five. In 2020, the St James's Palace Stakes and Coronation Stakes has been moved back to the final day.

Where can I watch the races on day five of Royal Ascot?

ITV Racing and Sky Racing will show every race live. If you want to stream the races live on your mobile or tablet, visit our Live Streaming page.

Who is the favourite for the 2020 Diamond Jubilee Stakes?

Dennis Hogan's Sceptical has been backed into favouritism for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, ahead of Hello Youmzain.

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