Royal Ascot 2021 Day 3 Tips

Time Race Our Tip Place Bet
14:30 Norfolk Stakes Go Bears Go Bet Now
15:05 Hampton Court Stakes Mohaafeth Bet Now
15:40 Ribblesdale Stakes Noon Star Bet Now
16:15 Gold Cup Subjectivist Bet Now
17:00 Britannia Handicap Dinoo Bet Now
17:35 King George V Handicap Siskany Bet Now
18:10 Buckingham Palace Handicap Ropey Guest Bet Now

The third day of Royal Ascot 2021 is Gold Cup day when all eyes will be focussed on Stradivarius as he seeks to match the record four victories set by Yeats (2006-2009). Stradivarius equalled the three victories of Sagaro (1975–1977) with an easy victory last year and now has the record of Aidan O’Brien’s great stayer in his sights.

The Gold Cup is the feature race of Ladies’ Day and remains the highlight of the Royal meeting for many traditionalists. If you’re looking to back Stradivarius to win his 4th Gold Cup then make sure to look at our free bet offers before placing your Gold Cup bets.

The Group 1 Ascot Gold Cup is supported by some high-class fillies in the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes and some speedy juveniles in the Norfolk Stakes. Our Royal Ascot day 3 tips will also attempt to solve some very competitive three-year-old handicaps with the Britannia Handicap and King George V Stakes. Some promising three-year-olds contest the Hampton Court Stakes while Royal Ascot day 3 races conclude with the Buckingham Palace Stakes over seven furlongs.

Royal Ascot Day 3 tips

Norfolk Stakes Tips

The Group 2 Norfolk Stakes is restricted to two-year-olds over five furlongs and was first run in 1843. Some very fast juveniles have been successful here including Aidan O’Brien’s Johannesburg (2001) and Wesley Ward’s No Nay Never (2013).

Hampton Court Stakes Tips

The Hampton Court Stakes is a Group 3 event for three-year-olds over ten furlongs. It has been won by some high-class horses including Godolphin duo Hawkbill (2016) and Benbatl (2017), both going on to achieve Group 1 success.

Ribblesdale Stakes tips

The Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes is for three-year-old fillies over a mile and a half and is sometimes referred to as the Ascot Oaks. Jockey Frankie Dettori won this race for a record eighth time in 2020 when partnering Frankly Darling for John Gosden, a third winner for the stable in the past four renewals.

Ascot Gold Cup Tips

The Group 1 Gold Cup retains its significance at Royal Ascot despite the wane in popularity for stayers in the breeding industry in modern times. Stradivarius failed to shine over shorter trips last Autumn but is back to the division he has dominated in recent years and seeking a fourth straight Gold Cup victory.

Britannia Handicap Tips

The Britannia Handicap is for three-year-olds over a mile and is one of the toughest races for punters to solve at Royal Ascot. Fast Or Free (2012) was the last winning favourite with recent long-priced winners including Bless Him (2017) at 25-1 and Biometric (2019) at 28-1.

King George V Stakes Tips

The King George V Stakes is a mile and a half handicap for three-year-olds. Brown Panther (2011) and Elite Army (2014) were successful favourites but there have been plenty of upsets including South Pacific (2019) at 22-1.

Buckingham Palace Stakes Tips

The Buckingham Palace Handicap is a seven-furlong handicap for three-year-olds and upwards. The race was reinstated in 2020 after a five-year hiatus and it is worth noting that the average winning SP is around 20-1 in its six-year history.