Friday Royal Ascot Placepot picks – Selections and permutation for day four

Day two Doncaster placepot tips and permutation.Day two Doncaster placepot tips and permutation.

Friday Royal Ascot Placepot picks – Selections and permutation for day four

Another day, another Royal Ascot Tote Placepot attempt and we’ve picked out our day four selections and Tote Placepot permutation as we look over a top-class racecard on Friday. Get our Friday Royal Ascot placepot picks below!

The 2021 Royal Ascot Festival continues into a fourth day on Friday and with another top-class racecard in prospect we’ve turned our attentions to the day’s racing at Ascot to pick out our Tote Placepot selections and permutation for Friday’s day four racecard.

Offering punters s a chance to win big for a relatively modest outlay the Tote Placepot is a popular bet where the selections don’t need to win the race; they only need to run well enough to make the frame.

Another attraction of the Tote favourite is that punters can choose more than one horse can be selected per race; but while this increases the chances of winning, it also increases the punter’s stakes.


If you’re new to the Tote Placepot concept the bet typically involves choosing one or more runners in the first six races of the meeting and the number of available places per race varies depending on the type of race and the number of runners. As Royal Ascot this week forms part of the World Pool the places are slightly different than they would normally be with the Tote Placepot.

Staking a Tote Place might seem complicated at first, but it is really pretty simple. To work out how much stakes to pay simply multiply the numbers of selections together in each race. For example, if you have two horses in every race your permutation would be 2x2x2x2x2x2 = 64 bets; bear in mind the minimum total stake for a Tote Placepot is £1 with minimum unit stake 10p.

Ideally to win big the favourites should fail to make the places as these tend to be the most popular selections and as a rule of thumb the more favourites who fail to make the frame then the bigger the likely payout should be. However it’s not always possible to ignore the claims of the favourite and it can occasionally be a sensible play to include a hot-favourite as a banker leg.

The Tote have an excellent offer for new customers with a £10 welcome offer when signing up. Simply bet £10 on any Totepool bet – the Tote Placepot is an ideal Royal Ascot bet – and you’ll receive £10 back in cash if the bet loses. For more details on the Tote new customer offer see this dedicated page on how to claim!

Friday’s fourth day racecard at Royal Ascot delivers even more top-class action and we’ve looked over the action to pick out our day four Royal Ascot placepot tips as we try to land a share of the prize pool.


2:30 Ascot – Albany Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies) Cl1 (2yo) 6f

3 ELLIPTIC – Won in good fashion despite inexperience at Tipperary and unlucky latest to bump into a good sort at the Curragh earlier this month. Third from that race has won since and Donnacha O’Brien’s charge is open to improvement back amongst her own sex.

9 HELLO YOU – Expensive purchase who made a telling first impression when successful on debut at Wolverhampton last month, running out a six lengths’ winner and the Invincible Spirit filly can improve. The fourth from that race has won since and if as effective on turf ought to go well.

11 OSCULA – Has progressed from a promising debut to win at Brighton and Epsom latest, running on strongly to land the Woodcote Stakes and the Galileo Gold filly could continue her upward curve for a yard that has been flying with its’ two-year olds. Overall form needs some improvement but she’s going the right way and can make her presence felt.

Friday Royal Ascot placepot picks. Oscula could continue his upward curve with another big performance.

Friday Royal Ascot placepot picks. Oscula could continue his upward curve with another big performance.

3:05 Ascot – King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) Cl1 (3yo) 1m4f

2 ALENQUER – Debut Newbury winner last term who found only one too good in Listed company next time but returned from a break to beat subsequent Epsom Derby winner Adayar at Sandown on his seasonal debut.

That form has certainly been franked, not least by the runner-up and further improvement ought to make him hard to keep out of the frame. William Haggas’ runners haven’t had the best of weeks, but the Adlerflug colt could have more to come and ought to go close.

3:40 Ascot – Commonwealth Cup (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Colts & Fillies) Cl1 (3yo) 6f

17 MEASURE OF MAGIC – Proved consistent last term with two wins and a number of efforts in the frame. Has taken her form up a level this term, winning twice at Listed level and latterly running out an impressive winner. Could have more to give despite tackling top company and yard is in form so a big run wouldn’t be a surprise.

20 SACRED – Didn’t quite build on a debut win last term with a trio of runner-up efforts which included the Queen Mary Stakes here last term before disappointing in the Cheveley Park. Won well on her return and better than the bare result in the 1000 Guineas where she shaped like a non-stayer; could do better back down in trip and not one to write off.

21 SUESA – Unbeaten in four starts, taking another forward step when landing a Group Three at Chantilly last month. That form has been franked and there could be better to come from the French raider who can go close if overcoming her low draw.

4:20 Ascot – Coronation Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Fillies) Cl1 (3yo) 1m

1 ALCOHOL FREE – Won two of three starts last term including the Cheveley Park Stakes and made a winning reappearance in the Fred Darling at Newbury prior to a crack at the 1000 Guineas where she finished fifth to Mother Earth. Has a bit to do on that form but ought to be competitive and she can make her presence felt.

7 NOVEMBA – Improved out of all recognition under an aggressive ride to romp to German 1000 Guineas success and the Gleneagles filly could have more to offer. Had run to a good level prior to that win but she took a big step forward latest and has to back up that performance in a strong renewal of this race. Could go well however and wouldn’t be making the journey for no reason.

Friday Royal Ascot placepot picks. Alcohol Free (right) can run a big race in the Coronation Stakes.

Friday Royal Ascot placepot picks. Alcohol Free (right) can run a big race in the Coronation Stakes.

5:00 Ascot – Sandringham Stakes (Handicap) (Fillies) Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 1m

12 CAMDEBOO – Held back by inexperience on debut but improved markedly on her reappearance to score over seven furlongs at Cork in April. Trip looked too sharp latest but she ran well nonetheless in Listed company and has been handed a workable mark ahead of her handicap debut which sees her go back up in distance. Ought to progress and can go close.

17 LUCID DREAMER – 2-2 as a juvenile and likely needed her return in the Fred Darling, fading quickly once headed and beating only one home. She’s surely better than that and the outing will have sharpened her up so better is expected this time around assuming she improves for the run.

5:35 Ascot – Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap) Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 1m4f

11 TRITONIC – Fairly lightly-raced on the flat, winning twice a couple of seasons ago and largely running well in defeat last term including in the Golden Gates Handicap at this meeting. Alan King’s charge is a dual-winner over hurdles this term and returned to the level with a fair fourth on the all-weather. He could yet do better back on turf with the longer trip in his favour.

13 QUICKTHORN – Low-mileage sort with just five starts to his name, winning two of them with the latest coming at Haydock last month when impressively romping to a near-nine lengths’ victory over Master The Stars. The handicapper has hit him hard for that but there could be better to come and he can make his presence felt.


The Royal Ascot Tote Placepot for day four is staked as: 3 x 1 x 3 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 72 bets