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Thursday is the middle day of Royal Ascot and features the most prestigious race of the week in the shape of the Gold Cup. Get our big race trends, as well as our Royal Ascot day 3 tips, news, previews and more below.

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18:10 Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap)

Full Result
  1. Highfield Princess silk
    30 (31)
    Highfield Princess J: Jason Hart 18/1
  2. Danyah silk
    8 (18)
    Danyah h J: Dane O'Neill 10/1
  3. Riot silk
    27 (24)
    Riot p J: Oisin Murphy 18/1
    1. Lord Rapscallion silk
      28 (29)
      Lord Rapscallion t J: Marco Ghiani 3 25/1
    2. Aldaary silk
      16 (21)
      Aldaary t J: Jim Crowley 100/30F
    3. Raising Sand silk
      6 (3)
      Raising Sand p J: Saffie Osborne 5 40/1
    4. Symbolize silk
      5 (5)
      Symbolize J: David Probert 33/1
    5. Bielsa silk
      11 (25)
      Bielsa p J: Silvestre De Sousa 18/1
    6. Tomfre silk
      3 (10)
      Tomfre J: Rob Hornby 33/1
    7. Total Commitment silk
      23 (30)
      Total Commitment J: Jason Watson 66/1
    8. Corvair silk
      25 (26)
      Corvair t J: Mark Crehan 3 33/1
    9. Ropey Guest silk
      12 (6)
      Ropey Guest J: Tom Queally 33/1
    10. Shelir silk
      17 (12)
      Shelir J: Daniel Tudhope 33/1
    11. Boardman silk
      18 (9)
      Boardman J: David Allan 8/1
    12. Magical Wish silk
      24 (20)
      Magical Wish J: Liam Browne 7 100/1
    13. Lord Campari silk
      7 (19)
      Lord Campari J: Andrea Atzeni 12/1
    14. Whatharm silk
      20 (16)
      Whatharm J: Conor Hoban 66/1
    15. Blue Mist silk
      13 (7)
      Blue Mist t J: Ryan Moore 22/1
    16. Dance Fever silk
      19 (14)
      Dance Fever J: Adam Kirby 25/1
    17. Dubai Mirage silk
      10 (13)
      Dubai Mirage p J: Stefano Cherchi 5 16/1
    18. Bedouin's Story silk
      1 (2)
      Bedouin's Story p J: Frankie Dettori 16/1
    19. Documenting silk
      4 (1)
      Documenting J: Trevor Whelan 80/1
    20. Karibana silk
      21 (11)
      Karibana J: Pat Dobbs 40/1
    21. Jack's Point silk
      14 (4)
      Jack's Point J: Jack Mitchell 28/1
    22. Full Authority silk
      29 (8)
      Full Authority t J: Paul Hanagan 125/1
    23. Persuasion silk
      15 (28)
      Persuasion J: James Doyle 11/1
    24. Volatile Analyst silk
      9 (32)
      Volatile Analyst J: Callum Rodriguez 18/1
    25. On The Warpath silk
      2 (15)
      On The Warpath J: William Buick 22/1
Winning Trainer: John Quinn
Distances: 1 1/4, 3 1/2, shd
Runners: 28 | Non Runners: 2



Norfolk Stakes (Group 2)



Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3)



Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies)



Gold Cup (Group 1) (British Champions Series)



Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap)



King George V Stakes (Handicap)



Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap)

Royal Ascot Day 3 Tips

The middle day of Royal Ascot kicks off with another race for the speedsters with the Group 2 Norfolk stakes, open to two-year-olds. A race that has attracted international flair over the years, particularly from Wesley Ward who has saddled two winners in Shang Shang Shang in 2018 and No Nay Never in 2013.

Second up on day 3 is the Group 3 Hampton Court Palace Stakes, run over 1m2f. While lacking some of the Group 1 quality on show throughout the week, since it was promoted to Group 3 level in 2011, the Hampton Court Palace Stakes has attracted some smart middle-distance horses that have gone on to win bigger prizes in their careers.

Next on day three is the Ribblesdale Stakes. The Group 2, run over 1m4f, has been won by three subsequent Group 1 winners in the last four runnings.

The Gold Cup is one of the standout races of the week, with winning connections usually presented with their trophy by Her Majesty The Queen. It is a race steeped in history and the most prestigious prize on offer all week. Run over a distance of two miles and four furlongs, it’s the race that any top stayer centres their campaign around, with star stayer Stradivarius winning the last two renewals.

Three handicaps end day 3, with The Britannia Stakes up first over the straight mile and open to three-year-old colts and geldings. Another head-scratcher of a race with a field size of up to 30, the Britannia Stakes has been a source of frustration for punters, with just one favourite winning in the last ten years, and no winner returning at odds shorter than 6/1.

The King George V Stakes is a middle distance handicap run over one mile four furlongs for three-year-olds only. A race that Mark Johnston has done well in over the years having saddled the win on six occasions.

The day concludes with the Buckingham Palace Stakes. It is run over 7f and is a fiercely competitive handicap for three-year-olds and upwards

Key Royal Ascot Day 3 Stats and Trends

Norfolk Stakes Trends

  • Lost maiden tag, 9/10
  • Won last time out, 8/10

Hampton Court Stakes Trends

  • Yet to win at this level or higher, 10/10
  • Won that season, 7/10
  • Top-four finish last time out, 7/10

Ribblesdale Stakes Trends

  • Raced no more than three times at two, 10/10
  • Won one of last two starts, 9/10
  • Contested a Listed or Group race, 8/10 (four had won a Group race)

Gold Cup Stakes

  • Won within last two starts, 9/10
  • Group-race winner, 9/10 (six had won a Group 1)

Britannia Stakes Trends

  • Previously contested a handicap, 7/10 (five had won one)
  • At least one top-three finish within last two starts, 9/10
  • Won in current season over 7f or a mile, 8/10
  • Carried no more than 8st 13lb, 7/10

King George V Stakes Trends

  • Top-three finish last time, 10/10
  • Carried no more than 9st 1lb, 9/10
  • Previously contested a handicap, 8/10 (seven won one)
  • Won earlier in the season, 8/10
  • Drawn in double figures, 8/10

Buckingham Palace Stakes Trends

  • At least one top-three finish within last three starts, five winners in last five runnings
  • Won at Class 2 level, 5/5
  • Carried no more than 9st 4lb, 4/5
  • Aged five or six, 4/5
  • Won or placed in a handicap with at least 20 runners, 4/5

Are spectators allowed at Royal Ascot 2021?

In accordance with the Government’s Roadmap, the maximum capacity for racegoers on all racecourses is 12,000 per day.

Where can I watch Royal Ascot 2021?

All 35 races at Royal Ascot 2021 will be shown on either ITV or Sky Sports Racing.

  • ITV will be showing races two onwards on days 1,2,3 & 4 and race three onwards on day 5
  • Sky Sports Racing will be showing all 35 races throughout the week

Where can I stream Royal Ascot 2021?

The majority of leading online bookmakers will stream all Royal Ascot 2021 races, subject to meeting minimum bet requirements. If you do not already have an online bookmaker account, visit our free bets page here.

How many races are there at Royal Ascot 2021?

Royal Ascot 2021 will play host to a whopping 35 race programme, with each day featuring 7-race cards.

Where can I find Royal Ascot 2021 Tips?

myracing will provide expert analysis, tips and trends for each day and all 35 races throughout Royal Ascot 2021. With each day of the meeting having a designated page containing the latest Royal Ascot tips, trends and previews, be sure to check out all of the individual pages for tailored Royal Ascot Day 1 Tips, Royal Ascot Day 2 Tips, Royal Ascot Day 4 Tips & Royal Ascot Day 5 Tips.

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