Royal Ascot 2023: Day 4 Betting News and Big Race Previews

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Royal Ascot 2023: Day 4 Betting News and Big Race Previews

This year’s Royal Ascot meeting has been tough going for punters, with several fancied horses running below expectations at the Berkshire track.

However, Day 4 offers sports bettors the chance to bounce back on horse racing betting sites as a handful of star performers strut their stuff.

With that in mind, we look at three of the top races on Friday to assess the likelihood of punters giving the bookies a taste of their own medicine.


  • O’Brien sprinter is the class act in the Commonwealth.
  • Tahiyra fancied to enjoy Ascot Coronation.
  • Epsom Derby runner-up can sparkle in the King Edward VII

Little Big Bear set to Rule the Commonwealth

Little Big Bear has been backed as if defeat is out of the question in the Commonwealth Cup and he should be tough to beat in the Group 1 event.

Last season’s champion juvenile failed to sparkle on soft ground in the 2000 Guineas, although that was no surprise given he looks every inch a sprinter.

Aidan O’Brien’s charge put that run firmly behind him on his next outing at Haydock, romping to a comfortable success in the Sandy Lane Stakes over six furlongs.

Odds of 11/8 with 10bet still look tempting given the manner of that victory and there will be plenty of long faces at Ballydoyle if Little Big Bear is beaten on Friday.

Tahiyra a Banker Bet in the Coronation

Irish 1000 Guineas winner Tahiyra is the standout name in the line-up for the Coronation Stakes, and is undoubtedly the banker bet on Day 4.

Dermot Weld’s filly won each of her two starts as a juvenile last season before running a fine race in defeat behind Mawj in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket.

She ran out a comfortable winner ahead of Meditate in the Irish equivalent at the Curragh and is strongly fancied to frank the form at Ascot.

Most UK betting apps rate Tahiyra as a 4/6 shot to add another Group 1 success to her CV and she looks nailed on to record another big race victory.

King Of Steel Fancied to Romp Home

King Of Steel looks set to give owners Amo Racing their first Royal Ascot winner in the King Edward VII Stakes on Friday.

The horse ran a blinder in the Epsom Derby, taking the lead with just over three furlongs to run before being overhauled by Auguste Rodin in the final 100 yards.

The Roger Varian-trained grey is priced at Evens with BetUK to emerge victorious at Ascot and that looks great value given his performance at Epsom.

John and Thady Gosden’s Arrest will likely be his main rival, although he must bounce back from running a stinker behind King of Steel in the Derby.

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