Royal Ascot blog: Video replays, reaction and reports from the final day of Royal Ascot

James Doyle celebrates on Blue Point
James Doyle celebrates on Blue Point

Re-live our blog on a dramatic final day of Royal Ascot as Blue Point completed a famous double - and Andrea Atzeni and Roger Varian got in on the act too.

1745: So that's that. A wonderful, wonderful week. David Ord and Matt Brocklebank recap the action form the final day of a meeting that will linger long in the memory. Thanks for sharing it with us.

1740: No he doesn't - it's Silvestre De Sousa who has the final say with a poignant winner in the King Power colours. Andrew Balding is jumping for joy as he roars his winner home. The week belonged to Dettori through - and the day to Blue Point.

1735 result
1st CLEONTE 7/2
2nd Pallasator 10/1
3rd Max Dynamite 10/3 fav

1733: You just sense that after all that's gone before this week, Dettori is going to sign off with victory on Corelli here isn't he?

1729: Not everyone loves the Queen Alexandra - some in Life Towers would scrap it and bring the Buckingham Palace back - but I'm a fan. Fascinating to see how Black Corton goes on his Flat debut here for team Nicholls. Pallasator has been called the odd rude name but was very good in this last year, Max Dynamite represents Willie Mullins and Rich Ricci and we last saw Younevercall winning a Grade Two hurdle at Sandown in April.

Then the Flat boys are represented too. Champion jockey Silvestre De Sousa hasn't had a winner all week but has a chance on Cleonte, Frankie Dettori and John Gosden of course team up with Corelli and the money late is for Mark Johnston's Lucky Deal.

1722: Sky Bet were paying seven places in the Wokingham - sixth home was Gunmetal (12/1) and seventh Perfection (28/1).

1720: We could still have one final landmark at Royal Ascot 2019. Victory for Corelli in the last would be an eighth of the week for Frankie - and a PB.

1709: Confirmation - that for the first time since 2004 - Frankie Dettori is top jockey at Royal Ascot.

Seven Royal Ascot winners for Frankie Dettori
Seven Royal Ascot winners for Frankie Dettori

1705: Gamble landed. 9/1 into 7/2 favouritism, Cape Byron wins the Wokingham and completes doubles for Andrea Atzeni and Roger Varian. Huge run for Value Bet fans as Tis Marvellous is second, two near misses for the great Ben Linfoot today.

1700 Result:
1st CAPE BYRON 7/2 fav
2nd Tis Marvellous 14/1
3rd Danzeno 7/1
4th Raucous 50/1
5th Summerghand

1655: Here we go - Sky Bet paying seven places in the Wokingham and I'll need all of them. Vanbrugh and Hey Jonesy my two against the field. Ben Linfoot very sweet on Tis Marvellous. Jeremy Noseda saddles his final runner as a trainer in Cenotaph, Cape Byron a shortening and popular favourite.

There are two remaining players in the ITV7 who are on Lake Volta and Summerghand. As they saying goes you pay your money, you take your choice.Good luck to all.

1630: The sprinting roadshow moves onto the Darley July Cup. Blue Point is 7/2 from 5s with Sky Bet. Dream Of Dreams, who will be very interesting there, is 6/1 from 14s. His trainer Sir Michael Stoute was captured by the ITV cameras roaring him home in the stands. He was a picture of frustration when the post arrived a stride too soon for his fellow.

1627: Blue Point is the third horse to complete the King's Stand - Diamond Jubilee double - and the first for 20 years. James Doyle says: "that was pretty special he gave me an unbelievable fee. It got a little hairy late on but Kachy went a hell of a pace and this fellow wanted to chase him down. I was at pains to restrain him and he's got the job done. I've never met a horse as tough as this."

1625: Special moment for Sheikj Mohammed who says: "He is a very good horse and after he won on Tuesday we decided to come back here. He's going to the stud and I wanted to see him race again. It's a marvellous feat, good horses have always given me great pleasure."

1622: He's done it - but only just. Kachy leads Blue Point to the furlong market but Dream Of Dreams thunders from the rear of the field and is only a head adrift at the line. Tremendous result for Godolphin and Charlie Appleby - and a wonderful James Doyle ride.

1620 RESULT:
1st Blue Point
2nd Dream Of Dreams
3rd Kachy

1612: Two of the remaining ITV7 players are on Blue Point. Five have taken the market leader on.

1610: Not just Blue Point making his second appearance of the week in this - both Enzo's Lad and Le Brivido ran on Tuesday. The latter didn't look to get home in the Queen Anne and is a player here back sprinting.

Michael Pittman admits New Zealand raider Enzo's Lad needs to take a huge step forward from his run in the King's Stand. The faster ground is definitely in his favour and touch wood he performs with credit for a hugely likeable and interesting trainer. He's already planning his Royal Ascot team for 2020.

1605: Projection decided he didn't fancy jogging to the start. He's now walking there - minus Jason Watson in the saddle. He's a few strides behind.

1604: Sheikh Mohammed's call to come here with the favourite and hope it's rewarded with a huge run. His presence does wonders for the race.

1600: Ryan Moore needs winners - and soon - to keep the top jockey race alive. One more for Frankie seals it. The market says neither will win the Diamond Jubilee. Blue Point 13/8 to complete a big double.

1554: Here's the stalls drama in the Hardwicke:

1553: Seven players left in the ITV7 with three races to go...if you're one of them all the best - and mine's a bitter.

1552: One run between now and the Arc for Nagano Gold - likely to be in Germany but he could head back here for the King George too. Mirage Dancer 6/1 a very solid third in the Hardwicke.

1550: Sky Bet make Defoe 8/1 from 10s for the King George. Fair price that.

1547: No surprise to hear Roger Varian pointing Defoe at the King George back here next month. Big, big player.

1544: What a dramatic Hardwicke. Defoe in the form of his life right now but the story is the runner-up from the Czech Republic. Masar severely impedes him when stumbling at the start and he has to sit last and makes great headway down the straight. What a run. And form Masar in fifth who looked a threat to all two out only for his run to flatten out.

However Defoe is an authoritative winner in the end. He was probably in front long enough and had petrol left in the tank.

1540 RESULT:
1st DEFOE 11/4 FAV
2nd Nagano Gold

1540: Masar is down on his nose in the first few strides after the stalls open. An early scare for James Doyle. He did welll to keep the partnership intact.

1538: Defoe has gone favourite - Do you trust the Investec Coronation Cup form? Two of the remaining 16 ITV7 players had selected Lah Ti Dar. As things stand they're Team Defoe.

1535: Here's the moment Raymond Blanc met our star columnist. We're working on a deal for racing recipes with the French maestro. Watch this space.

The Space Traveller team receive the Jersey Stakes trophy
Raymond Blanc meets Richard Fahey

1534: Masar getting a little warm in the sunshine but looks wonderful.

1530: Can't wait to see Masar run in the Hardwicke next. Sheikh Mohammed is in the saddling boxes with him. The man who rode him to victory at Epsom is also here - can't wait to see him back in action either.

William Buick at Royal Ascot
William Buick at Royal Ascot

1524: Raymond Blanc on presentation duties. Wonder if the master trainer can tempt him into opening up a small bistro in Malton? If anyone can...

1520: It's been a great ten minutes for the Musley Bank team as Irreverent (Ayr) and Get The Rhythm (Redcar) follow their stablemate into the winners' enclosure.

1518: Our star columnist - the winning trainer - adds: "Steve was on the phone morning telling us exactly how to ride him and it’s a feather in his cap and it’s a great result. We really liked him early on and I ran him in the Gimcrack last year and thought he'd win that - but he ran no race at all. He's a likeable rogue and we told Danny to sit last and ride him for luck and it's worked out. It's a fantastic result for Steve and the whole Clipper Logistics team. They put a lot into the sport."

1513 :What a week for the winning rider who says: "He's very talented but can be tricky to win with. He has a tremendous amount of ability and I'm glad he's done it today on the biggest stage today. To have a winner in these Steve Parkin colours at Royal Ascot for Richard Fahey is amazing."

1512: 16 players left in the ITV7.

1510: A Royal Ascot winner for our columnist Richard Fahey - and a fourth of the week for Danny Tudhope. Last-to-first for the slow-starting winner.

1505 Result:
1st SPACE TRAVELLER
2nd Space Blues
3rd Angel's Hideaway
4th Urban Icon

1503: This looks an open Jersey - not sure there's a Ribchester lurking somewhere in the field. I could definitely see Momkin and Urban Ucon running well but Angel's Hideaway might be the each-way bet given she looked ill-at-ease at Epsom last time. She's better than that.

1500: 37% of the remaining ITV7 players are on Space Blues, 20% on So Perfect. She's what the market believes to be the danger ot the favourite and was on her toes out heading out.

1455: Space Blues is the tip for team sportinglife here - but Momkin, Happy Power and Urban Icon also attracted votes. Check out the full table.

1453: Line Of Duty's Martin Compston on presentation duty for the Chesham. Acting royalty.

1447: Jersey Stakes up next and the boys in blue have the favourite in Space Blues.

1442: An awful lot to like about that performance and Sky Bet have introduced the winner into their market for next year's QIPCO 2000 Guineas at 8/1. 1m25.73s is the record-breaking time.

1440: A great start to a massive day for Godolphin. Masar and Blue Point to come.

1438: Jockey James Doyle adds: "He just gets better and better. The Epsom form had been let down earlier in the week by the second and third which was a worry but he's a very smart horse who travelled like the best horse in it and once he got room he quickened up well."

1436: Winning trainer Charlie Appleby says: "He came in here with the right credentials. He went to Epsom and we were confident we had a horse who learned form his first start and he showed an impressive turn of foot there. I was confident throughout the race here that we were going to be there at the business end."

1435: A two-year-old track record and a very taking performance from Pinatubo who goes three from three with a smart turn of foot. No excuses from the favourit e- the winner just had a gear more.

1430 Result:
1st PINATUBO 3/1
2nd Lope Y Fernandez 5/4 fav
3rd Highland Chief 14/1

1430: Money now for Harpocrates - one of two Ben Linfoot tips. The other is Highland Chief. Good luck to all.

1426: Dramatic Sands, the tip of Oli Bell, is on his toes and unships Eddie Greatrex in the parade ring. All well again now with Archie Watson's colt.

1420: £160,000 cash bet in the ring for the favourite here. Someone thinks he's the real deal.

1418: First show through for the Chesham and Lope Y Fernandez is 6/5 favourite. 3/1 Pinabuto and 10s bar. Absolutely fascinating. He might be the real deal but it's a deep renewal at first glance.

1415: Think that's a white hat for Her Majesty for the final day - albeit one that has a fetching green, floral trim.

1413: Don't forget the £250,000 ITV7 game - completely free to play. Find all seven winners and you could end the week a very rich man or woman. Best of luck.

ITV7 - Play for free
ITV7 - Play for free

1409: Glorious sunshine still at Ascot as the National Anthem sounds. So go on then - what are your best bets this afternoon? Email racingfeedback@sportinglife.com or tweet @sportinglife with your fancies.

1405: Here comes the royal procession. The Duke Of York revelling in his front-running role.

1345: Masar's weak but Blue Point is red hot. What of So Perfect? We've got the latest from Michael Shinners at Ascot...

1325: Don't forget our one-stop shop for all your Ascot tips. All ten of our tipsters in one place. Sounds like an awful dinner party but a useful tool for this afternoon.

Our headline tips for Saturday's races at Royal Ascot
Our headline tips for Saturday's races at Royal Ascot

1300: Most improved performer of the week must be The Duke Of York who has progressed from carriage four to the number one spot in today's procession. A victory for perseverance. Chris Waller makes it into the line-up today, quite rightly given his exploits in Australia. He's getting a rear view of Mr and Mrs Ben Case and Mr and Mrs Clive Webb-Carter though.

1245: So is Lope Y Fernandez banker material in the Chesham? Ben Linfoot thinks there's an angle into the race this year in that the conditions have changed and now horses can qualify if their dam won over ten furlongs or further. It opens the door for one or two speedier stallions to be represented.

The favourite is by Lope De Vega and doesn't have a typical Ballydoyle pedigree. He cost 900,000 euros so don't worry there's blue blood in those veins, he's a half-brother to Dark Vision and a couple of useful winners at a mile and ten furlongs. It was a very taking performance on debut at the Curragh where he went through the race like a top prospect and clearly is held in high regard by a team who have plundered the Coventry and Windsor Castle with juveniles this week.

There are a host of unexposed and promising rivals in against him though and Pinatubo brings a good level of form to the table having won the Woodcote at Epsom despite not looking at ease on the track. It's absolutely fascinating.

Look, Lope Y Fernandez might be the real deal but there's lots of depth to this and at 5/4 he looks one to take on.

1235: Moore's ride aboard Cenotaph in the Wokingham is particularly noteworthy as the seven-year-old is Jeremy Noseda's final runner as a trainer. Not easy to deal with in terms of the media, he was a brilliant target trainer in his day. Perhaps he has one more final ace to play. Win or lose he bows out with no regrets as you can see with this interview from last week's fantastic Luck On Sunday programme. Don't forget to catch tomorrow's show from 9am on Racing TV - it's free-to-air.

Jeremy Noseda - Luck on Sunday - Racing TV

1230: The danger to the Italian in his quest to be top jockey at the meetng is Ryan Moore who is two winners adrift. His rides are:

9
13
29-3OR: -D
5/4
Last RunWatch last race

12
10
39-1OR: 110
4/1
Last RunWatch last race

8
1
49-1OR: 113D
9/2
Last RunWatch last race

11
14
59-3OR: 114CD
8/1
Last RunWatch last race

22
8
79-2OR: 100D
20/1
Last RunWatch last race

9
5
99-2OR: 110
10/3
Last RunWatch last race

It looks a stronger book on paper and in Lope Y Fernandez he has many people's idea of the banker of the day - including RTV pundit Mark Howard as you can see on the video below. Despite the Thursday heroics, Frankie hasn't put this to bed yet.

1215: Frankie Dettori has matched his best ever total of seven winners so far this week. Any chance of surpassing the landmark? Here are his rides:

16
2
28-12OR: -BF
8/1
Last RunWatch last race

7
3
39-1OR: 104
14/1
Last RunWatch last race

6
8
49-3OR: 109D
20/1
Last RunWatch last race

16
17
Danzeno20(ex 5)
89-4OR: 97CD
7/1
Last RunWatch last race

2
11
Corellih1,t48
49-4OR: 97
11/2
Last RunWatch last race

You don't really know what to make of them. All have each-way claims and you'd imagine he'd be pleased with one winner. There's money for Rose Of Kildare in the opener but it might be he has to be patient as Corelli looks just about the pick of the bunch in the Queen Alexandra.

1155: Seven non-runners so far and a big one too in Lah Ti Dar who misses the Hardwicke having not eaten up. Recon Mission out of the Wokingham too because of the drying ground. Click here for the full list.

1145: Big day at Ascot for our columnist Richard Fahey with Sands Of Mali going for glory in the Diamond Jubilee. He has some interesting runners around the country though - including unraced two-year-olds at Redcar and Ayr. Get his thoughts on them all.

Sands Of Mali runs on Saturday
Sands Of Mali - star turn at Ascot

1130: It's been a very good week for our flagship tipster Ben Linfoot and he has four final day fancies. He's particularly keen on Tis Marvellous in the Wokingham. Check out his reasoning by clicking on the image below and don't forget Sky Bet are paying seven places in this.

Tis Marvellous goes for the Wokingham again
Tis Marvellous goes for the Wokingham again

1115: Sky Bet market movers time - and i'm including non-Ascot ones here.

Best Backed Selection:
Lingfield 18:15 – Iballisticvin 5/1 from 16/1

Royal Asco
14:30 - Rose of Kildare 11/1 from 25/
15:05 - So Perfect in to 4/1 from 13/
16:20 - Le Brivido the best backed into 9/1 from 14/1
17:35 - Younevercall 11/2 from 8/1.

Redcar

14:05 – Another Lincolnday 9/4 from 13/2
14:40 – Ulshaw Bridge 13/2 from 10/1
15:15 – True Hero 7/2 from 9/1
15:50 – Raksha 6/1 from 10/1

Newmarket

14:10 – Amourice 11/2 from 14/1
15:20 – Arabian King 9/2 from 9/1
16:00 – Reynolds evens from 5/2
16:40 – Alfie Solomans 5/1 from 10/1

Perth

14:20 – Roachdale House 5/1 from 9/1
15:30 – Ned stark 5/1 from 13/2

Ayr

14:00 – Hortzadar 13/2 from 8/1
14:35 – Gobi Sunset 10/3 from 5/1
17:05 – Indianapolis 7/2 from 15/2

Lingfield

17:45 – Specialise 6/4 from 9/4
18:15 – Iballisticvin 5/1 from 16/1
18:45 – Blazing Saddles 5/2 from 4/1
19:15 – Nkosikazi 9/4 from 3/1
20:45 – Annexation 5/1 from 9/1

Haydock

19:00 – Quench Dolly 9/1 from 18/1
19:30 – We Owen A Dragon 16/1 from 25/1
20:30 – Redgrave 9/2 from 6/1

1055: It's been a long week and clearly one that has taken a toll on our racing team. David Ord is still standing though and he joins Dom Newton-Collonge to look ahead to this afternoon's action.

1045: 👂 I'm using the ear emoji for this - and you can't stop me.

1040: Good morning and the sun has got his hat on at Royal Ascot - and it's a big hat. Good, good to firm in places for the fifth and final day. Three words. Happy and glorious.

Blue skies at Royal Ascot
Blue skies at Royal Ascot


Related horse racing links

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read Racing

Buckhurst is a three-year-old colt worth monitoring
1

Three-year-olds under the radar

Matt Brocklebank picks out five 'forgotten' three-year-olds who could yet make a big impression on the biggest races this season.

Don't miss all the latest racing tips including Newbury2

Friday's racing preview

Misty Grey is Keith Hamer's best bet of the day and he has a tip for every race at every meeting in the UK and Ireland.

Check out our latest racing Nap3

Daily Nap: Encipher to convert

Matt Brocklebank reckons Encipher is a great bet on his second racecourse appearance in the opening event at Newbury on Friday.

Crystal Ocean beats Magical at Royal Ascot
4

Doyle thrilled to land Ocean ride

James Doyle is "absolutely ecstatic" after picking up the plum ride on Crystal Ocean in the QIPCO King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.

Enable holds on to beat Sea Of Class in an enthralling Arc de Triomphe5

Class giving hope in colic battle

Sea Of Class is continuing to fight in her battle against a life-threatening bout of colic.

Most Read Racing

Buckhurst is a three-year-old colt worth monitoring
1

Three-year-olds under the radar

Matt Brocklebank picks out five 'forgotten' three-year-olds who could yet make a big impression on the biggest races this season.

Don't miss all the latest racing tips including Newbury2

Friday's racing preview

Misty Grey is Keith Hamer's best bet of the day and he has a tip for every race at every meeting in the UK and Ireland.

Check out our latest racing Nap3

Daily Nap: Encipher to convert

Matt Brocklebank reckons Encipher is a great bet on his second racecourse appearance in the opening event at Newbury on Friday.

Crystal Ocean beats Magical at Royal Ascot
4

Doyle thrilled to land Ocean ride

James Doyle is "absolutely ecstatic" after picking up the plum ride on Crystal Ocean in the QIPCO King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.

Enable holds on to beat Sea Of Class in an enthralling Arc de Triomphe5

Class giving hope in colic battle

Sea Of Class is continuing to fight in her battle against a life-threatening bout of colic.

Next Race Off

21:15 Delaware Park
10
(8)
Panama Papers
J: Angel Cruz
9
(10)
Sadler Bay
J: Navin Mangalee
7
(7)
Quality Step
J: Alex Cintron
6
(6)
Hills Pond
J: Carol Cedeno
2
(2)
Glad Moon
J: Jose Garcia

Racing Tips

Don't miss all the latest racing tips including Newbury

Friday's racing preview

Misty Grey is Keith Hamer's best bet of the day and he has a tip for every race at every meeting in the UK and Ireland.

Check out our latest racing Nap

Daily Nap: Encipher to convert

Matt Brocklebank reckons Encipher is a great bet on his second racecourse appearance in the opening event at Newbury on Friday.

Check out the latest race-by-race selections

Thursday's racing preview

David Clough has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland on Thursday and he makes Papa Delta his bet of the day at Chepstow.