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Royal Ascot Day 4 Podcast Best Bets

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8 min

Stand-in host Daniel Hussey is here to summarise the main podcast selections from Donn McClean, Sam Turner and Charlie Poste.

Royal Ascot is in full swing, and we have assembled a stellar line-up to cover Ascot Thursday and Friday.

Sam, Donn and Charlie all have strong fancies across the two days.


Ascot Friday (Day 4)

14:30 Friday – Albany Stakes (Group 3)

No particular strong fancies in this race with Charlie sitting it out. Donn’s tentative selection is the favourite Meditate for Ryan Moore. Sam is happy to take Fully Wet at a double-figure price in both the win and place markets.

  • Sam – Fully Wet (w/pl)
  • Donn – Meditate
  • Charlie – No bet

15:05 Friday – Commonwealth Cup (Group 1)

Both Charlie and Sam really like Go Bears Go, with 11.0 available at the time of recording. Sam wants to also have a saver on Perfect Power, while Donn is happy to go with Ehraz.

  • Sam- Go Bears Go (w/pl), Perfect Power (win saver)
  • Donn – Ehraz
  • Charlie – Go Bears Go (w/pl)

15:40 Friday – Duke of Edinburgh Stakes

Contact interests Sam at a price here, win and place. Mashhoor is the choice of Donn’s at a similar price. Charlie doesn’t have a strong view in this race but did put up Cemhaan at 17.0.

  • Sam – Contact (w/pl)
  • Donn – Mashhoor
  • Charlie – Cemhaan

16:20 Friday – Coronation Stakes (Group 1)

A rare Charlie Poste favourite tip here, but he has been impressed with Inspiral to date. Discoveries at 10.0 is the choice of Donn McClean. Sam is playing this split with Prosperous Voyage, his main play, and Grand Dame a small win/place bet at an even bigger price.

  • Sam – Prosperous Voyage, Grand Dame (small w/pl)
  • Donn – Discoveries
  • Charlie – Inspiral

17:00 Friday – Sandringham Stakes

Hayley Turner gave a mention to Fresh Hope on ITV’s Day 1 coverage on Tuesday and Sam feels there’s juice in the 13.0 available at the time of recording. Agreement among Donn and Charlie, who both feel Zanbaq at 10.0 is worth a bet.

  • Sam – Fresh Hope
  • Donn – Zanbaq
  • Charlie – Zanbaq

Any Other Friday Bets

  • Sam – No other bets
  • Donn – Star Girls Aalmal (15:05 Saturday)
  • Charlie – Lysander (17:35 Friday)

Best Friday Lays

  • Sam – Mediate place (max 1.8)
  • Donn – No lay
  • Charlie – Changingoftheguard (under 3.0)

Best Friday Bets

  • Sam – Go Bears Go (15:05)
  • Donn – Ehraz (15:05)
  • Charlie – Inspiral (16:20)

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Ascot Thursday (Day 3)

14:30 Thursday – Norfolk Stakes (Group 2)

Differences of opinion in the Norfolk, with Sam (Walbank) and Donn (The Antarctic) looking at the top of the market, while Charlie fancies Bakeel at a price (9.2 at time of recording).

  • Sam – Walbank
  • Donn – The Antarctic
  • Charlie – Bakeel (w/pl)

15:05 Thursday – King George V Stakes

Donn and Sam are on the same page here with Israr (8.0) worth a bet at the prices. Charlie is once again looking at a bigger price with Johnny Murtagh’s Flying Dolphin.

  • Sam – Israr
  • Donn – Israr
  • Charlie – Flying Dolphin (w/pl)

15:40 Thursday – Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2)

All three of our team are happy to take on Sea Silk Road at the prices (2.94). Charlie likes History for Ryan Moore and Aidan O’Brien, Donn fancies Magical Lagoon (Best Thursday Bet), while Sam feels Mukaddamah is overpriced (8.4).

  • Sam – Mukaddamah
  • Donn – Magical Lagoon
  • Charlie – History

16:20 Thursday – Gold Cup (Group 1)

I tried my best to make a case for the old boy Stradivarius, but our team felt Kyprios is the most likely winner. None are overly strong and happy to watch the race, although Sam thinks Willie Mullins’ Burning Victory could be one to play win and place.

  • Sam – Kyprios, Burning Victory (w/pl)
  • Donn – Kyprios
  • Charlie – Kyprios

17:00 Thursday – Britannia Stakes

Whoputfiftyinyou is an old podcast favourite (shoutout Steve Jones), so Charlie is happy to back him again here at around the 6.2 mark. Donn fancies Koy Koy, while Sam made a strong case for Atrium (w/pl).

  • Sam – Atrium
  • Donn – Koy Koy
  • Charlie – Whoputfiftyinyou

Any Other Thursday Bets

  • Sam – Vafortino / Chief Of Chiefs – w/pl (18:10)
  • Donn – No other bets
  • Charlie – No other bets

Best Thursday Lays

  • Sam – Lay Sea Silk Road (max price lay 3.0)
  • Donn – No lay
  • Charlie – Lay Walbank (2.75 or less)

Best Thursday Bets

  • Sam – Atrium w/pl (17:00)
  • Donn – Magical Lagoon (15:40)
  • Charlie – Whoputfiftyinyou (17:00)

Best of luck!


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