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Royal Ascot Day 4 Tips - Race times & Fixtures

Royal Ascot Day 4 Tips 2021 – Friday 18th June

Seven really competitive races on Friday at Royal Ascot, with big fields assured on the fast summer ground and the bookmakers sure to be keen to attract custom into some very hard to solve prizes.

The Coronation Stakes at 4.20pm provides some real quality and is sure to attract runners from France, Britain and Ireland, with Aidan O’Brien sure to have a very strong hand as usual.


Royal Ascot Day 4 2021 – Race Times & Fixtures

Royal Ascot Day 4 2021, Friday 18th June, Schedule

Time Race Name Age Distance
2:30 Albany Stakes Tips 2021 2yo 6f
3:05 King Edward VII Stakes Tips 2021 3yo 1m 4f
3:40 Commonwealth Cup Tips 2021 3yo 6f
4:20 Coronation Stakes Tips 2021 3yo 1m
5:00 Sandringham Stakes Tips 2021 3yo 1m
5:35 Duke of Edinburgh Stakes Tips 2021 3yo+ 1m 4f
6:10 Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes Tips 2021 3yo 5f

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Albany Stakes 2021

Race 1, Friday, June 18th, 2:30pm

A Group 3 for 2-y-o fillies to kick off Day 4 at Royal Ascot, with £38,480 on offer to the winner and a chance for some of the smaller yards to taste success at this prestigious meeting. Karl Burke’s useful Dandalla proved a very game winner of this prize in 2020, giving the talented Ben Curtis his first win at the meeting and giving his career the boost it needed.

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King Edward VII Stakes 2021

Race 2, Friday, June 18th, 3:05pm

All of the top yards are sure to be represented in the 2021 renewal of this prestigious Group 1 prize, and there is a wide open look to the declarations at this stage of proceedings. There is £90,736 on offer to the winner over this 1m4f trip, and in 2020 there was a memorable Royal Ascot winner for William Muir when his useful Pyledriver narrowly landed the spoils to the delight of bookmakers.

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Commonwealth Cup 2021

Race 3, Friday, June 18th, 3:40pm

This 6f sprint was first introduced to the Royal Ascot week in 2015, and has proved very popular with trainers searching for openings for sprinters who are hard to place usually. It is open to 3-y-o colts and fillies, chasing an impressive £198,485 to the winner, and was won in style by Clive Cox’s Golden Horde in 2020.

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Coronation Stakes 2021

Race 4, Friday, June 18th, 4:20pm

The highlight of Day 4 at Royal Ascot is this historic Group 1, dating back to 1840 with its title commemorating the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1838. A Group 1 prize (worth £198,485 to the winner in 2021), it is open to 3-y-o fillies only and was won in 2020 by Jessica Harrington’s Alpine Star.

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Sandringham Stakes 2021

Race 5, Friday, June 18th, 5:00pm

A competitive 1m handicap for 3-y-o fillies only, with a huge field assured in pursuit of £40,500 in winners prize money in 2021. Last season saw a memorable Royal Ascot success for Hayley Turner, swooping late and fast on Charlie Fellowes progressive Onassis.

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Duke of Edinburgh Stakes 2021

Race 6, Friday, June 18th, 5:35pm

This red hot handicap dates back to 1914 where it was originally known as the Bessborough Stakes, and always attracts a big field of handicappers who often go on to taste success at Group level down the line. Run over nearly 1m4f, this middle distance test is always targetted by all the top stables, with £35,100 in prize money to the winner in 2021.

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Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes 2021

Race 7, Friday, June 18th, 6:10pm

A low key end to Friday at Royal Ascot, with this class 2 handicap staying in the programme after its introduction in 2020. Run over five furliongs and open to 3-y-o only, the £33,501 in prize money is sure to attract sprinters who would otherwise struggle to play a part at such a prestigious meeting from their relatively lowly ratings.

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Royal Ascot 2021 Day 4 Races

Friday at Royal Ascot 2021 is very much a day for sprint fans, with three of the seven races held over five or six furlongs, and the highlight coming with the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at 3.40pm.

This sprint was inaugurated in 2015 as part of a major reshaping of the international sprinting calendar, and in 2019 saw a minor shock as Advertise and Frankie Dettori landed the spoils (giving small trainer Martyn Meade a very popular victory at the highest level).

The Coronation Stakes at 4.20pm returns to its original slot in 2021 (having been moved to the Saturday in 2020), and promises to be a very high class Group 1 this year with the best 3-y-o milers all locking horns (and Aidan O’Brien sure to have an extremely strong hand as usual).


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