Royal Ascot tips: Best bets for every race on Friday
With money back as a free bet up to £10 if you lose in the first race every day of Royal Ascot, our tipster reveals his best horse racing tips for Friday.
We begin with the Albany, where I'm trusting the hype around Wesley Ward's NAYIBETH .
She absolutely blitzed the field over 4½f in April and has shown that she can handle the step up to 6f, so I think she's got the best chance.
As always, if you want to take advantage of Betway's first race offer, then I'd go for EXCEPTIONAL .
A tidy victory over 5f at Carlisle just three weeks ago was a nice start for this filly.
Richard Fahey’s two-year-old Ventura Rebel just missed out in the opener on Thursday so hopefully he can strike here.
It's been Frankie Dettori's week so far, which is why I’m swaying towards PRIVATE SECRETARY .
After back-to-back seconds towards late 2018, the colt has responded brilliantly this year to be three from three, with a hard-fought victory last time out in a Listed race at Goodwood.
I think he can make it four in the King Edward VII.
JASH was second behind Ten Sovereigns in the Middle Park Stakes back in September, but I think he can reverse that form here.
Simon Crisford's colt has recorded three wins either side of that that runner-up spot in Group 1 action, which is his only defeat to date.
He really had to dig in late on to win the Betway King Charles II last month and that determination is why I'm sticking with him here.
Jim Crowley won this race last year with Eqtidaar so hopefully he can do so again.
I'll keep this fairly short, because I think HERMOSA is one of the bankers of the week.
She's been flawless this season, having completed the 1000 Guineas double. An even bigger boost to her form is the fact that she was four lengths clear to Pretty Pollyana at The Curragh. I just can't see her getting beaten.
If you want some more value then I'd add CASTLE LADY in for a straight forecast.
This filly is three from three, winning a Group 1 at Longchamp last time out a length ahead of East. I think she is the best of the rest.
We had some nice each-way bets land yesterday with Ventura Rebel, Awe and South Pacific, so hopefully I can dig out some more value here.
The first one that catches my eye is another from Crisford's yard in MAAMORA .
She's been in superb form this year (2221) and finally got off the mark when destroying the field by six lengths at Ripon.
Proven over a mile, and with Wayne Lordan already having had some big places this week with Barbados and Master Of Reality, he can continue that form.
The other one I like is Richard Spencer's STAY CLASSY .
Two wins and three seconds from her last six runs is decent form, and she was only denied by a head to Devant in a Group 3 at Maison-Laffitte.
She was very disappointing last time out at Newbury, but I think this price is to too good to ignore.
ARTHURIAN FAME boasts two solid victories in his last two at Naas and Leopardstown respectively and is also proven over this distance.
Donnacha O'Brien has a decent record on board (221-3951) so I'm hoping he can at least place.
The other one to keep your eye on is Roger Varian's FUJAIRA PRINCE .
He's looked solid so far (211-12) and was just denied by First Eleven in the Jorvik Handicap last month, where he finished ahead of Corgi.
Andrea Atezeni hasn’t had a winner so far and this may be his best chance.
PRIVATE SECRETARY | HERMOSA
Visit Betway's horse racing betting page.