Royal Ascot Day 3 Tips

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The third day of the Royal Ascot festival is Ladies Day. No prizes for guessing why! Yep, it’s because there are ladies in attendance.

On the track, we have 4 Group races and 2 tightly contested handicaps and as if that wasn’t enough, we also have the Gold Cup. If you want tips for the biggest race of the festival, read our Gold Cup tips. For the rest of the day’s action, check out our top Royal Ascot tips for Day 3 below.

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2:30pm The Norfolk Stakes

Group: 2

Age: 2

Prize: £100,000

Distance: 5 furlongs

Our Royal Ascot tip: Karak (currently 12/1)

Wesley Ward is looking to complete a hat-trick of winners at The Norfolk Stakes and Karak could be the horse to do it. Karak held off his stablemate No Nay Never on debut at Belmont Park, winning comfortably by 3 lengths and should do well again in his second race. Karak will eventually graduate to longer distances, but this short 5-furlong race should suit him down to the ground.

All of the last 16 winners have previously won over 5 furlongs, a good sign for our Royal Ascot tip.

This year’s favourite in the Norfolk Stakes is Sunday Sovereign. On its last time out, Sunday Sovereign won at Tipperary in a 5-furlong race, by an impressive 7 lengths. Most pundits are backing this P. Twomey-trained colt.

3:05pm The Hampton Court Stakes

Group: 3

Age: 3

Prize: £90,000

Distance: 1 mile 2 furlongs

Our Royal Ascot tip: Cape of Good Hope (currently 5/1)

Cape of Good Hope impressed during his 2-year-old season, running well at Newmarket and taking the Blue Ribband Trial over ten furlongs at Epsom. Trained by the master, Aidan O’Brien, Cape of Good Hope comes in with the best form and is our Ascot tip for the Hampton Court Stakes.

3:40pm The Ribblesdale Stakes

Group: 2

Age: 3 (fillies)

Prize: £200,000

Distance: 1 mile 4 furlongs

Our Royal Ascot tip: Queen Power (currently 2/1)

Last time out at Newbury, Queen Power shone over the 1 mile, 2 furlong course and should relish the longer distance at Royal Ascot. Trained by Sir Michael Stoute, she has track experience at Ascot and should enjoy the fast ground. Of the last 16 winners, 14 had at least 2 races that season, which bodes well for our Royal Ascot tip, as Queen Power has run twice this season.

5:00pm The Britannia Stakes

Group: Heritage Handicap

Age:  3 (colts & geldings)

Prize: £120,000

Distance: 1 mile

Our Royal Ascot tip: Velorum (currently 10/1)

There is a big field for this Heritage Handicap, but Velorum has been in great form coming into Royal Ascot. Trained by Charlie Appleby, the 3-year-old ran well at Newmarket and Yarmouth earlier in the year and should be set for another good race.

One trend to keep an eye on, 14 of the last 16 winners had run less than 4 races that season, our Royal Ascot tip, Velorum has run twice this year.

5:35pm The King George V Stakes

Group: Handicap

Age: 3

Prize: £90,000Distance: 1 mile

Our Tip: Apparate (currently 16/1)

The fast ground should suit our Ascot tip, Apparate in this competitive handicap. Trained by Roger Varian, this 3-year-old impressed at Newmarket last month, holding off strong competition and is likely to improve with each race.

One trend that goes in our Royal Ascot tips favour, is that all of the last 16 winners have run at least twice in the season they won and Apparate has run at Haydock and Newmarket this year.

For the full odds on all the races at Royal Ascot head to our sportsbook! If you’re looking for more tips, check out our Ascot Gold Cup preview and Royal Ascot beginners guide!


Remember, please gamble responsibly, these tips are not guarantees of wins and only ever wager what you can afford. When the fun stops, stop.

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