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Today at Royal Ascot: everything you need to know about day four


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  • The 2022 Royal Ascot meeting continues today (Friday 18 June) and it promises to be a feast for all things racing. Today at Royal Ascot we will be treated to two Group One races – Group One being the best of the best in Flat racing terms.

    Races not to miss

    The first Group One of the day is the Commonwealth Cup at 3.05pm, where colts and fillies, who must be three years old, run over 6f (1,200m).

    The second Group One on Friday will come at 4.20pm in the form of the Coronation Stakes, which is open to three-year-old fillies and is run over a mile.

    Horses to look out for

    Inspiral has a good chance of getting John and Thady Godson’s name on the board as winning trainers at this year’s Royal Ascot after some of their fancied runners earlier in the week hit the crossbar. She is favourite in the Coronation Stakes at 4.20pm.

    The Queen, who has come so close to bagging a winner with two of her horses finishing a very close second, is yet to celebrate one of hers being first past the post at this year’s Royal Ascot. However, she does have another chance today in the form of Just Fine in the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes at 3.40pm. The four-year-old son of Sea The Stars is trained by Sir Michael Stoute and will be ridden by Ryan Moore.

    Jockeys to look out for

    Frankie Dettori is yet to get in the winner’s enclosure at Royal Ascot this week, so he will be hoping that he can score a victory aboard Inspiral at 4.20pm. He has four chances of getting a winner on the board today.

    Trainers to look out for

    Young Newmarket trainer George Boughey scored his first ever Royal Ascot winner yesterday (Thursday 18 June) when Inver Park was first past the post in the Buckingham Palace Stakes under Ben Curtis. Today George has another shot at notching a winner when Catchet, who won the 1,000 Guineas in Newmarket earlier this year and then went very close to winning the French equivalent when she was beaten by just a head, lines up in the Coronation Stakes. Win, lose or draw, George is a trainer going places.

    How to watch today at Royal Ascot

    If you don’t want to miss a moment of the top-class racing action, here’s how you can watch Royal Ascot live on TV.

    Tips from the top

    Take a look at Royal Ascot tips from a team of those in the know to help you pick your winners this week.

    Have a flutter

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    Don’t miss the full report from Royal Ascot 2022 in the 23 June issue of Horse & Hound magazine, plus we will be bringing you all of the top stories from the meeting as and when they happen on horseandhound.co.uk

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