Racing tips: Ascot punters can take heart from Tin Man

The Tin Man can claim Royal Ascot victory tomorrow
The Tin Man can claim Royal Ascot victory tomorrow
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The Tin Man looks the value call to claim back-to-back renewals of the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

James Fanshawe’s venerable sprinter won by a neck 12 months ago but has never quite captured the public’s imagination.

It is, however, hard to be overly confident in a race of such fine margins, so the nap vote is Crystal Ocean in the Hardwicke Stakes.

Record-breaking trainer Sir Michael Stoute loves this race and has a formidable thoroughbred with which to go to war.

Mark Johnston simply adores runaway Goodwood scorer Natalie’s Joy, who should be well up to the challenge presented by the Chesham Stakes.

Mutawaffer is also likely to go very well in the Windsor Castle Stakes, while Nearly Caught is a stout each-way call in the Queen Alexandra Stakes.

The biggest betting heat on the final day of the Royal meeting is the Wokingham Stakes over six furlongs.

If Dreamfield is as good as he looked at Ascot last time, then he could feasibly win in cigar-and-slipper mode.

Selections

Ayr: 1.45 Chuck Willis, 2.20 Regulator, 2.55 Mordin, 3.30 Nicholas T, 4.10 Sandra’s Secret, 4.50 Brandon Castle, 5.25 Shaheen.

Down Royal: 1.55 Isle Of Innisfree, 2.25 Focus Of Attention, 3.00 Goodnite Irina, 3.35 Whirling Dervish, 4.15 Rickrack, 4.55 Lady Nathaniel, 5.30 Dream Focus.

Gowran: 2.15 Agusta Gold, 2.50 Border Control, 3.25 Lucky Icon, 3.55 Due Reward, 4.30 Montauk Flyer, 5.10 Housesofparliament, 5.45 Batcio.

Lingfield: 6.00 Arch Gold, 6.30 Dark Side Jazz, 7.00 Attain, 7.30 Dance Teacher, 8.00 Critical Data, 8.30 Roys Dream, 9.00 Soumei.

Newmarket: 2.10 Entitle, 2.45 Hatsaway, 3.20 Mesquite, 4.00 Althaaqib, 4.40 Gold Filigree, 5.20 Buridan, 5.55 Beachwalk.

Perth: 2.00 Francky Du Berlais, 2.35 Motion To Strike, 3.10 Karamoko, 3.45 Tickenwolf, 4.25 Reivers Lodge, 5.05 Mighty Leader, 5.40 Titus Bolt.

Redcar: 1.35 Hafeet Alain, 2.05 Yes Daddy, 2.40 Tan Arabiq, 3.15 Scofflaw, 3.50 Excellently Poised, 4.35 Kody Ridge, 5.15 Boundary Lane, 5.50 Revenge.

Haydock: 6.15 My Fantasea, 6.45 Midnight Malibu, 7.15 More Than This, 7.45 Mosalim, 8.15 Lamloom, 8.45 History Writer.

Royal Ascot: 2.30 Natalie’s Joy, 3.05 CRYSTAL OCEAN (NAP), 3.40 Mutawaffer, 4.20 The Tin Man, 5.00 Dreamfield, 5.35 Nearly Caught.