Emma Spencer: Royal Ascot day five preview

Back Librisa Breeze to blow away his rivals in the feature race on the final day at Royal Ascot, the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

Dean Ivory’s five-year-old rose through the handicapping ranks last season to earn a crack at the Group 1 Champion Sprint here at Ascot in October. He came fifth that day, having been held up before finishing fastest of them all at the finish.

Having not been seen since then, he’s been laid out for this race and, with a more positive ride, definitely has the speed and ability to home on top – he looks a cracking EW price. Favourite Limato is the main danger.

The Chesham Stakes opens proceedings day five, and I like the chances of Aidan O’Brien’s September. The trainer won this with Churchill last year and this creature looks of similar ilk, looking very impressive when winning on her only start.

Trainer Roger Varian is putting the blinkers back on Central Square in the Wolferton Handicap, which I think might work the oracle. He’s got a slightly tricky draw but if he can overcome that he’ll be a big player over a trip that suits, having run well last time in the Suffolk Stakes over a furlong shorter.

The Hardwicke Stakes has been the plan for Royal runner Dartmouth for some time and I think he’ll be making Her Majesty very happy by hacking up in this for the second year in a row.

He looked as good as ever when beating Simple Verse in the Yorkshire Cup and it’s really difficult to find many flaws with him.

In the Wokingham at 5pm, a strongly-run contest would suit the improving Normandy Barriere, who has a nice draw on the far rail and can get up under top jockey William Buick.

Thomas Hobson won at the meeting on Tuesday and is back for another crack, this time in the longest race on the calendar, the Queen Alexandra. He can reward backers by doing the business yet again on Ryan Moore.