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Royal Ascot - Horse Racing: Day Five Preview

So to the final act of Royal Ascot 2022, with day five headlined by the Group 1 Platinum Jubilee Stakes where Aussie trainer Chris Waller goes for more sprinting success.

On a day that also includes the Chesham Stakes, Jersey Stakes and Hardwicke Stakes, there are tough handicaps via the Wokingham and Golden Gate before the meeting ends with the Queen Alexandra Stakes - the longest race of the entire week.

The declarations for day five of Royal Ascot are in and we look ahead to Saturday's action, which you can follow via our live Sports Streaming Service.

What: Royal Ascot Four

Where: Ascot, Berkshire

When: 2.30 to 6.10

How to watch: bet365's Sports Live Streaming, ITV and Sky Sports Racing

2.30 - Chesham Stakes (Listed, 7f)

No trainer has won the Chesham more than Aidan O'Brien, who banked win number six with Point Lonsdale justifying favouritism a year ago. That was his fourth win since 2016 and Alfred Munnings is 8/11 to continue his domination of the final day opener. The Dubawi colt dotted up in a maiden at Leopardstown five weeks ago having been well-touted and looks to have strong claims again.

He faces 13 rivals, four of them once-raced winners just like him. Two of those are trained by John and Thady Gosden, 16/1 One World (Colin Keane) and 10/1 Faisal Road (Jack Mitchell) - the latter having beaten a pair of impressive next-time-out winners at Yarmouth in May.

Frankie Dettori though is on board Alzahir, who is 9/1 after just being edged out in a real battle on debut last month at Yarmouth.

Adding further layers are Richard Hannon's Dark Thirty at 16/1, his Newbury win having worked out well, and Michael O'Callaghan's Curragh maiden scorer Crypto Force - who changed hands for £900,000 earlier this week.

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3.05 - Jersey Stakes (Group 3, 7f)

The Jersey by contrast is an open betting heat with Noble Truth at 4/1 for Charlie Appleby after streaking clear for a six-length Listed Newmarket win in April on his return.

Once more, the Gosden's launch a three-pronged attack with Audience (Ryan Moore), Find (David Egan) and three-time unbeaten winner Samburu (Frankie Dettori) all in the mix.

Saeed bin Suroor also has an unbeaten contender in the form of 13/2 Monaadah in the Shadwell colours, the Giant's Causeway colt looking to make it 4-4.

Owen Burrows' Alflaila won a handicap over course and distance off 102 last month and brings plenty of experience, he's 13/2 to oblige again back at Ascot.

3.40 - Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2, 1m4f)

Smart four-year-old Hurricane Lane is 4/6 to win the Hardwicke and it's easy enough to see why. His only defeats in an eight-race career came in the Derby at Epsom last summer (third) and the Arc at Longchamp in October (also third). He lacks a prep-run but won first time out last season and he looks well clear on ratings for Charlie Appleby and William Buick.

Relative veteran Broome is 5/1 for Aidan O'Brien while Solid Stone is 8/1 for Sir Michael Stoute and Mostahdaf, second to Bay Bridge in last month's Brigadier Gerard Stakes, trades at 10/1 for Team Gosden.

4.20 - Platinum Jubilee Stakes (Group 1, 6f)

Aussie trainer Chris Waller resisted the temptation of running impressive King's Stand scorer Nature Strip again here, though that might have been partly influenced by the fact he and James McDonald are teaming up again with 7/4 Home Affairs - the colt boasting a win over his stablemate at Flemington as recently as February.

Can anything prevent a double from Down Under in the two leading Royal Ascot sprints?

Wesley Ward's week certainly hasn't gone to plan and the American trainer will hope 8/1 Campanelle, last year's Commonwealth Cup winner here, can deliver a retort after Golden Pal's King's Stand misery on Tuesday.

Britain's challenge may be led by 12/1 Sacred for William Haggas, though she hasn't run since August, while A Case Of You is 16/1 and a leading contender for Irish handler Ado McGuinness in a race full of international flavour.

5.00 - Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap, 6f)

Onto the tricky final day handicaps and it's a maximum field for the Wokingham over six furlongs.

James Fanshawe's Fresh is adept in these big fields and boasts a really consistent Ascot record, including a win over this trip.

He's 7/1 to give Danny Tudhope another winner at what has been a brilliant meeting for the jockey.

Ken Condon's Quarantine Dreams has twice run well in Listed races this season and is 8/1, while Tim Easterby's Lampang won well at Ayr last time and is 25/1 now with Aussie pilot James McDonald on board for what promises to be one of the fiercest betting heats on Saturday's card.

5.35 - Golden Gates Stakes (Handicap, 1m2f)

The final handicap of the meeting and punters will need to be alert to their shades of blue as there are four Godolphin contenders, with Aldous Huxley and Honiton for John and Thady Gosden joined by Blue Trail and Falling Shadow for Charlie Appleby. Look out for the headgear!

William Buick's been enjoying a fine week and he's on 5/1 Falling Shadow, successful last time in a Newbury maiden and sure to have his chance on handicap bow.

Sun King is 16/1 and has plenty of experience for Aidan O'Brien though he seemingly has improvement to find, with James Horton's Phantom Flight at 10/1 and George Boughey's Missed The Cut at 3/1 other notables after combining to win their last four starts.

6.10 - Queen Alexandra Stakes (2m5½f)

The final curtain-call and it's the longest race of the week, one so often targeted by National Hunt yards. Stratum won for Willie Mullins last year and is 16/1 to repeat for William Buick now.

Trueshan skipped the Gold Cup on Thursday and could turn up here if the forecast thunderstorm arrives - Alan King's charge wants soft ground and is rated a 7/4 chance.

Wordsworth hasn't truly fulfilled his potential and was beaten favourite in the Queen's Vase here last season, but was right behind Princess Zoe in the Sagaro Stakes over two miles in April and would be dangerous to discount for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore at 7/2 now tackling this marathon trip.

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