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Royal Ascot Day 5 Betting Tips

It is said you should always save the best for last, which is perhaps why organisers of Royal Ascot have stacked their fifth and final day of the meeting with a wide range of prestigious races. Headlined by the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes, there are seven races on the cards for Royal Ascot Day 5, which is typically held on the Saturday at the end of a stellar week of racing. There are some other interesting races too — so let’s take a look at some Royal Ascot Day 5 tips and unearth some key betting pointers.

Royal Ascot Day 5 feature races

Leading the itinerary for the Royal Ascot Day 5 is undoubtedly the Group 1 sprint, the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes. Some of the day’s other events include the following:

  • Chesham Stakes
  • Jersey Stakes
  • Hardwicke Stakes
  • Wokingham Stakes
  • Golden Gates Stakes
  • Queen Alexandra Stakes

Betting odds for Royal Ascot Day 5

There are two ways to get your Day 5 Royal Ascot bets on board. The first is via our ante-post market, which opens as soon as the first entries are declared into each of the races. You may be able to lock in some early value if you perform your analysis at this stage. Otherwise, our live betting market will open once the final declarations have been made — usually around 48 hours prior to the race’s scheduled start time.

You can bet on each of your selections ‘on the nose’ — that is, for them to win only, or you can explore LeoVegas’ each-way odds, in which you’ll secure a return if your pick wins or finishes in the designated number of places.

We’ll have plenty of other Royal Ascot bet types to explore too, including forecasts (predicting the 1–2 in a race), Tricasts (1–2–3) and head-to-head odds pitting two horses in the field against one another.

Royal Ascot Day 5: Chesham Stakes

There’s something particularly satisfying about races featuring two-year-old horses — any of these juveniles could turn out to be a star of tomorrow.

The Chesham Stakes is also an intriguing renewal thanks to its unique rules. The horses generally carry 9st 3lb, although there’s a 5lb allowance for fillies, plus a 3lb penalty for a Listed race winner and 5lb for a Group champion. This race is 7 furlongs.

Royal Ascot Day 5: Jersey Stakes

Contested over seven furlongs, this race is only open to 3-year-old horses. The Jersey Stakes has often been an arbiter of things to come — the 2016 champion, Ribchester, went on to win four prestigious Group 1 races in Great Britain and France.

The most decorated jockeys in the history of the Jersey Stakes are Sir Gordon Richards and Lester Piggott, who claimed six wins apiece. The trainer with the most victories in the race is Sir Michael Stoute, so the Jersey Stakes has been a playground for some of the most iconic figures in Flat racing history.

Royal Ascot Day 5: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes

Open to four-year-old horses, plus three-year-olds trained in the southern hemisphere, the prize pool for the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes is a cool £1 million — no wonder the leading trainers and ownership networks in Flat racing are keen to get their hands on the trophy.

This six-furlong shootout is completely open, thanks largely due to the quality of field that it attracts, with horses aged from three right through to seven winning the Jubilee Stakes in the past few years alone. Most of its recent champions boasted an official rating of 117 or higher at the time of their win — you need to be good, very good, to triumph in the Jubilee Stakes.

Royal Ascot Day 5: Hardwicke Stakes

Although it’s a Group 2 race by name, don’t be fooled into thinking the Hardwicke Stakes is anything other than top-class. The 2023 champion, Pyledriver, already had a pair of Group 1 wins to his name prior to prevailing in this eleven-furlong outing, while the prior two winners — Wonderful Tonight and Broome — were also Group 1 victors already. This race is for horses four years or older.

Royal Ascot Day 5: Wokingham Stakes

Named after a town within a stone’s throw of Ascot, the Wokingham Stakes is a handicap race contested over six furlongs. Its open-age category sees many horses declared for several consecutive editions — one, Rohaan, won the Wokingham Stakes in back-to-back years in 2021 and 2022.

Royal Ascot Day 5: Golden Gates Stakes

The Golden Gates Stakes was only added to the Royal Ascot schedule in 2020, but it’s already become a firm favourite with race fans. Punters with a penchant for long-odds outsiders have enjoyed it too — in just four editions, two of the winners have gone off at odds of 20/1. This race is ten furlongs and is only open to 3-year-old horses.

Royal Ascot Day 5: Queen Alexandra Stakes

Named after the monarch that ruled over Great Britain in the early part of the 1900s, the Queen Alexandra Stakes is the longest Flat race in the United Kingdom at two miles, six furlongs. It is only for horses four-years or older.

This is a race that attracts entries from the National Hunt, due to its length. Willie Mullins, the Irish champion trainer over jumps, won two editions of the Queen Alexandra Stakes in 2021 and 2022 with Stratum.

Royal Ascot Day 5 betting tips

The Royal Ascot Day 5 tips start with a disclaimer: the Chesham Stakes is a tough renewal to predict, given that little is typically known of two-year-old racehorses other than their pedigree. The Jersey Stakes is somewhat more different — seven of the last ten editions have been won by horses rated 110 or higher, while perhaps the best of the Royal Ascot Day 5 betting tips come in the Hardwicke Stakes: five of the last six winners were within the top three of the betting market.

Between 2021 and 2023, the winning horses in the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes went off at odds of 3/1, 33/1 and 80/1, although you would need to keep an eye on any horses that have won a Group 1 or 2 race before to compete at this level.

Perhaps the most intriguing betting heat of Royal Ascot Day 5 is the Queen Alexandra Stakes. This is a marathon slog, so look out for those horses that have proven staying power and success over trips more than two miles.

Royal Ascot FAQs

What are the feature races of Royal Ascot Day 5?

The feature race on Day 5 of Royal Ascot is the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes, although the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes is another jewel in the crown on the last day of the meeting.

Where can I watch Royal Ascot Day 5?

You can watch Royal Ascot Day 5 on ITV Racing, but don’t forget that the LeoVegas website and app offers live streaming for UK and Irish horse racing.