It may be the final day of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting but for many people Saturday will be the first chance that some punters have had to watch the action live on their TV screens.

With six fantastic races taking place throughout the course of the afternoon it makes perfect sense for us to mark your card and hopefully bring you a few winners. Here are all the latest tips and horse racing news for the final day of Royal Ascot 2019...

 

2:30pm - Chesham Stakes (7f)

Trainer Charlie Appleby can get the day off to the flyer with Pinatubo (nap). He is currently two from two and it was his class that got him home at Epsom on a track he clearly did not enjoy.

He is bred out of a daughter of Dalakhani and should enjoy the step up in trip. He looks like a value pick against the favourite Lope Y Fernandez.

Lope Y Fernandez looked good when winning his maiden at the Curragh and stayed out the seven-furlong trip well. He is sure to be on the premises in this.

The Aidan O’Brien-trained Harpocrates will not have to worry about running into Siskin again here and looks a live contender at a double-figure price.

 

3:05pm - Jersey Stakes (7f)

I Am Superman (e/w nap) looks a little overpriced in the Royal Ascot 2019 betting for this race considering his decent showing in the Irish 2,000 Guineas last time.

The son of Footstepsinthesand finished upsides Magna Grecia in that contest and should be suited by a fast seven furlongs.

The Godolphin-owned Space Blues was a winner of a soft-ground maiden at Nottingham on his sole two-year-old outing, but has come to the boil nicely in this his three-year-old season. He notably won a listed race with plenty in hand at Epsom last time.

The Richard Hannon-trained Urban Icon is also a very good horse. He was very unlucky last time in the Surrey Stakes on Oaks day and he should remain competitive.

 

3:40pm - Hardwicke Stakes (1m 3f)

Masar has not been seen in competitive action since landing the Derby last June, but has had this fixture marked out as his comeback target for some time. He acts on any going ranging from good to firm to good to soft, so could easily give a good account of himself.

Defoe bids to follow up his victory in the Coronation Cup at Epsom with a tilt at this and now that he has earned his place at the top table he might just get the taste for it.

Mirage Dancer (nap) is stepping up in class for Sir Michael Stoute after comfortably winning a listed race last time out but there is every reason to believe that the Frankel-colt will come on bundles for that victory. Given Stoute’s form this week you wouldn’t bet against it.

Southern France will understandably be a very popular pick given his proximity to Stradivarius in the Yorkshire Cup at York and we all know what that one achieved the other day.

Classy middle-distance performer Salouen really deserves a race of this nature and is nearly always forecast and tricast material.

 

4:20pm - Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6f)

The Charlie Appleby-trained Blue Point is bidding to become the first horse since Choisir in 2003 to win both the King’s Stand and the Diamond Jubilee in the same week.

The popular Godolphin-owned speedster defended his King’s Stand crown with a top notch performance, fending off Battaash on the opening day of the Royal meeting. Blue Point has won 10 of his 19 career starts and is undefeated in his last four.

Invincible Army (nap), a winner at Doncaster and York already this season looks like being one of the chief dangers to Blue Point’s sprint double bid.

The James Tate-trained four-year-old has taken the listed Cammidge Stakes and the Group 2 Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes with consummate ease already this term and is certainly a horse that is riding the crest of a wave.

James Fanshawe’s The Tin Man took this sprint back in 2017, before a finishing fourth in it last summer. The Tin Man’s whole season revolves around this race and the later Champion’s Day Sprint and Fanshawe will surely have him firing on all cylinders this Saturday.

The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Dream Of Dreams got the better of The Tin Man at Windsor last time and should not be underestimated.

 

5:00pm - Wokingham Handicap (6f)

It’s a 28-runner conundrum for Royal Ascot’s penultimate race of the week but there are plenty of juicy each-way prices to be had on the betting sites.

Cenotaph (e/w nap) will be Jeremy Noseda’s final runner as a trainer and what a way it would be to sign off should he win. Noseda would gain a second Wokingham success, nine years on from the victory of the heavily-backed favourite Laddies Poker Two.

Cape Byron travelled well when landing the Victoria Cup and is one of those most likely to be in the mix at the end. He would be a welcome winner for Roger Varian and Andrea Atzeni given their rather indifferent week.

Gunmetal is a horse that I saw win the Great St Wilfrid Handicap at Ripon last August and he appears to be just bubbling under this season. His last run at the Dante meeting was eye-catching and I would not be surprised to see him run a big race here.

 

5:35pm - Queen Alexandra Stakes (2m 5f)

The final race of the meeting is a veritable who’s who of jumps horses in the main, and I’m pretty sure that the prize will go to one of the National Hunt trainers here.

Max Dynamite (nap) can be the pick-me-up tonic that Willie Mullins needs this week and he will be primed and ready to do battle after a bit of a break away from racing.

Black Corton, who was last seen winning Sandown's Grade Two Oaksey Chase on the final day of the National Hunt season at the end of April, lines up for Paul Nicholls and is ridden by his daughter Megan.  This race is being used as a prep race for a trip over to Galway.

Gordon Elliott, who has twice sent out the winner of the Queen Alexandra Stakes with Commissioned in 2016 and Pallasator a year ago, sends out the latter once again to defend his title.

 

*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*

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Steve Mullington

Steven is a sports and horseracing enthusiast and is a member of the Horseracing Writers and Photographers Association (HWPA) in the United Kingdom.

He is a regular visitor to Paris Longchamp for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and a lifelong fan of the Aintree Grand National, a subject he writes about 52 weeks of the year. Last year he reached the impressive milestone of attending the last 25 renewals of the Grand National.