Friday’s Racing Tips: Three for Friday at Royal Ascot

 | Thursday 20th June 2024, 17:23pm

Thursday 20th June 2024, 17:23pm

Ascot Racecourse

Flat racing holds sway across Britain and Ireland on Friday, with Royal Ascot once again the centre of our attention.

Friday's racing tips all come from the Berkshire venue, including an Archie Watson juvenile who's fancied to land the opener.

Friday's Racing Tips

  • 14:30 Royal Ascot - Twafeeg @ 8/1
  • 15:45 Royal Ascot - Porta Fortuna @ 13/2
  • 16:25 Royal Ascot - Fairbanks e/w @ 18/1

14:30 Royal Ascot - Twafeeg @ 8/1

Trainer Archie Watson has talked up TWAFEEG for a while and the daughter of Far Above now has her chance to show the world what she is made of in the Albany Stakes under Hollie Doyle.

The filly was hugely impressive when scoring at Doncaster on fast ground over 6½f on debut at the start of the month, seeing off Arabian Dusk with the pair well clear of the remainder.

Alice Fairfax, who was back in fourth, has won subsequently and it was arguably one of the most impressive maiden performances from a filly this year.

That Doncaster contest is traditionally a strong maiden and although Twafeeg has to take on the might of Ballydoyle, who have a strong hand courtesy of Fairy Godmother and Heavens Gate, this lady might be better than them.

15:45 Royal Ascot - Porta Fortuna @ 7/1

One of the most consistent top-level horses in training, Donnacha O'Brien's PORTA FORTUNA is set to give her running yet again and as always it's going to take a big performance to get her beat.

The Caravaggio filly won the Albany Stakes under Frankie Dettori at this meeting last year before going on to mix it with the very best at Group 1 level, with the highlight being a victory in the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket in September.

Runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf to round off her campaign, Porta Fortuna returned to action in the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket where she went down narrowly to Elmalka. She should be bang there again in what looks a hugely competitive Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Betfred will return your stake (up to £10) as a free bet if your selection in the 15:45 finishes 2nd.

16:25 Royal Ascot - Fairbanks e/w @ 18/1

Four-year-olds have a great record in the Duke Of Edinburgh and with just six of the current 19 in the field fitting that trend it was easy enough to whittle it down to a couple of contenders.

Struth returned to form for the Charlie Johnston team at Haydock last time and is worth monitoring but Andrew Balding's FAIRBANKS has a nice profile for this contest and will be ridden by Oisin Murphy.

The son of Nathaniel racked up a hat-trick in handicaps on quick ground last year, and he looked better than ever when bolting up in a 1m4½f Newcastle handicap in May.

Fairbanks was very keen when second at Hamilton off a career-high mark when last seen but he is off a fair mark still and there's more to come from this four-time winner.

This is an Extra Place Race, so Betfred are paying 5 places instead of 4 at 1/5 the odds for all each-way bets - and Betfred will return your stake (up to £10) as a free bet if your selection in the 16:25 finishes 2nd.

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