Royal Ascot Day 4, Free Picks, Predictions and Preview (6/17/22)

Royal Ascot Day 4 is Friday. Check out numberFire racing's analysis of races on the card.

According to numberFire Racing's analysis, these are the best bets and plays to make on TVG on Friday, June 17th.

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MEDITATE put up a useful performance to maintain her unbeaten record in a Group 3 at Naas last month, and with that form having a solid look to it, she must be considered the one to beat, especially with further improvement on the cards. Mawj looks the most interesting in opposition having made a sparking winning debut at Newmarket, while Queen Olly and Fully Wet are others to note.

Betting Forecast : 11/4 Meditate, 7/2 Mawj, 10/1 Queen Olly, 12/1 Fully Wet, 22/1 Cathy Come Home, 22/1 Powerdress, 22/1 Sydneyarms Chelsea, 28/1 Beautiful Aisling, 28/1 Believing, 28/1 Elvenia, 33/1 Beautiful Eyes, 33/1 Ivory Madonna, 33/1 Lady Bullet, 40/1 She's Hot, 50/1 Ibiza Love, 50/1 Land Of Summer, 125/1 Double O, 300/1 Miss Mai Tai


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Unsurprisingly for a Group 1 restricted to 3-y-os there's plenty of collateral form to go on and EL CABALLO emerges as just about the one to beat having narrowly seen off Tiber Flow and Flaming Rib (with several of these further behind) on his last 2 starts. Perfect Power possesses a different profile having scaled the heights as a 2-y-o and trained with a Guineas in mind this season and he may emerge as the chief threat.

Betting Forecast : 9/2 Perfect Power, 5/1 El Caballo, 17/2 Ehraz, 10/1 Twilight Jet, 12/1 Go Bears Go, 14/1 Flaming Rib, 16/1 Slipstream, 16/1 Tiber Flow, 18/1 Wings Of War, 22/1 Sacred Bridge, 33/1 Miramar, 40/1 Zain Claudette, 66/1 Flotus, 100/1 Boonie, 100/1 Cadamosto, 100/1 Rizg, 100/1 Sam Maximus, 100/1 Hala Hala Athmani, 125/1 Hierarchy, 150/1 Gis A Sub


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CANDLEFORD made light work of Coltrane when scoring at Kempton 7 months ago, and despite being off the track since, he's worth a chance to defy a 6 lb rise. Just Fine is a big danger on the back of a highly encouraging return, while the hat-trick seeking Contact warrants plenty of respect along with several others in a typically hot renewal.

Betting Forecast : 7/1 Just Fine, 15/2 Candleford, 9/1 Trawlerman, 12/1 Mashhoor, 12/1 Moktasaab, 12/1 Contact, 16/1 Stay Well, 18/1 Ever Present, 18/1 Longbourn, 20/1 Cemhaan, 22/1 Brilliant Light, 25/1 Sir Rumi, 28/1 Gold Maze, 28/1 Ajero, 33/1 Cap Francais, 50/1 Chichester, 50/1 State Of Bliss, 66/1 Kenzai Warrior, 80/1 Kelly's Dino


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INSPIRAL had to miss the 1000 Guineas but remains a high-class prospect if all is well and is taken to stretch her unbeaten record to 5 on her return. The French and English 1000 Guineas heroines Mangoustine and Cachet must be on the shortlist, while Tenebrism (out of the 2011-winner of this) and Discoveries (closely related to the 2018 and 2020 winners for connections) seem set for big runs also.

Betting Forecast : 9/4 Inspiral, 6/1 Cachet, 8/1 Mangoustine, 9/1 Discoveries, 10/1 Spendarella, 11/1 Prosperous Voyage, 16/1 Grande Dame, 18/1 Tenebrism, 22/1 Sandrine, 25/1 Pizza Bianca, 200/1 Honey Girl, 500/1 Rolling The Dice


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HEREDIA needed plenty in hand of her mark to overcome the trouble she met at York last time so a 7 lb rise may not prevent her stretching her unbeaten record to 4, particularly as the longer trip this afternoon shapes as if it should suit. Fresh Hope represents a trainer/jockey combination which has won this twice in recent years so she's a must for the shortlist. Invigilate and Persist are a few of many other possibles in this ultra-competitive 3-y-o fillies' handicap.

Betting Forecast : 8/1 Heredia, 10/1 Persist, 12/1 Invigilate, 12/1 Fresh Hope, 14/1 Crenelle, 18/1 Gatecrasher Girl, 20/1 Discretion, 22/1 Zanbaq, 22/1 Kings Joy, 22/1 Washraa, 25/1 Lullaby, 25/1 Pink Carnation, 28/1 Love Interest, 28/1 Espressoo, 28/1 Tamarama, 33/1 Cigamia, 33/1 Wilderness Girl, 33/1 Golden Spice, 40/1 No Nay Nicki, 40/1 Morgan Fairy, 50/1 Ellade, 66/1 Golden Mayflower, 66/1 Present Moment, 66/1 Aunt Bethany, 80/1 Mashaaer, 100/1 Minwah, 100/1 Midheaven, 100/1 My Silent Song, 100/1 Augmentarium


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CHANGINGOFTHEGUARD fared about as well as could have been expected when fifth in the Derby and with both his wins having come in small-field events, Aidan O'Brien's charge could prove tough to peg back if getting an easy time of things in front. Ottoman Fleet confirmed the promise of his debut effort when scoring in a listed contest at Newmarket last month so he's put forward as the main threat, ahead of Lysander.

Betting Forecast : 7/4 Changingoftheguard, 9/4 Ottoman Fleet, 4/1 Lysander, 16/1 Grand Alliance, 18/1 Dark Moon Rising, 20/1 Savvy Victory


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Plenty are in with a shout. LATIN LOVER's form is on an upward curve and he looks weighted to go close turned out under a penalty for his taking Kempton victory. Loves Me Likearock is another with better days still ahead of her and is next on the list, while York scorer Korker, Irish challenger Ladies Church and Chester second Nymphadora all figure on the shortlist.

Betting Forecast : 11/1 Ruthin, 12/1 Latin Lover, 14/1 Korker, 14/1 Sterling Knight, 16/1 Ladies Church, 16/1 Loves Me Likearock, 18/1 Nymphadora, 20/1 Navello, 20/1 Dynamic Force, 20/1 Lil Guff, 22/1 Spring Is Sprung, 25/1 Shamlaan, 25/1 Swayze, 28/1 Manaccan, 28/1 Peggy Sioux, 33/1 Fearless Angel, 33/1 Canonized, 33/1 Josies Kid, 40/1 Khunan, 40/1 Tippy Toes, 40/1 Romantic Time, 40/1 Designer, 40/1 Catch Cunningham, 50/1 Saliteh, 50/1 Bond Chairman, 66/1 Fai Fai, 66/1 Edward Cornelius, 300/1 Amber Dew