Friday’s ITV racing tips: Best bets for day four of Royal Ascot

It’s day four of Royal Ascot and Planet Sport aren’t flagging on Friday, June 17. The weather is hotting up and so are our picks from the regal meeting.

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Here's a quick reference list of Planet Sport's ITV Racing picks on Friday, June 17.

Mawj (14.30 Ascot)

Go Bears Go (15.05 Ascot)

Mashhoor (15.40 Ascot)

Mangoustine (16.20 Ascot)

Crenelle (17.00 Ascot)

Changingoftheguard (17.35 Ascot)

Ruthin (18.10 Ascot)

The racing action has come thick and fast and it's crazy to think we are approaching the final day of Royal Ascot 2022. There's still plenty of heat on the track as the temperatures soar. Planet Sport have got some cool picks from Ascot.

14.30 Ascot - Mawj

A properly competitive Albany Stakes for two-year-old fillies with not much form is a tricky betting heat.

Mawj is a well-bred half-sister to Godolphin's star pair of Modern Games and Modern News and made an impressive debut at Newmarket, quickening for a nearly five lengths win.

George Boughey's beaten filly Believing has gone on to win comfortably herself and while it is a step up for Mawj, she can make an impact here.

15.05 Ascot - Go Bears Go

David Loughnane's speedster showed he had bite to go with the growl with a second in the prestigious Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint last November.

The Kodi Bear colt then went and won over course and distance at Ascot in the Merriebelle Stables Commonwealth Cup Trial Stakes in April.

Good ground at Haydock wasn't up his strasse and the arid ground of scorching Ascot can have Go Bears Go ready to pounce in the Commonwealth Cup.

15.40 Ascot - Mashhoor

Another hot contest can go the way of Johnny Murtagh's Mashhoor.

The four-year-old Kingman gelding was a facile winner of a good handicap at the Curragh in the run up to the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes.

Representing decent value, Johnny Murtagh has done it all as a jockey and will know how to prep one for this sort of test.

16.20 Ascot - Mangoustine

Obviously Inspiral looks like she'll take some stopping in the Coronation Stakes but we'll go with French 1000 Guineas winner Mangoustine as a bit of value.

Cachet went to France with a burgeoning reputation after taking the Newmarket 1000 Guineas but was beaten by Mikel Delzangle's Dark Angel filly at Longchamp.

That victory won't stay in the memory of English punters so the talented Mangoustine could be a touch overpriced.

17.00 Ascot - Crenelle

Bearing the famous pink and green Juddmonte silks carried by the likes of Frankel and Enable, Crenelle is a typically well-bred Kingman filly for John and Thady Gosden.

Crenelle enjoyed her maiden one mile win at Newmarket much more than a subsequent step up to one mile and two furlongs back at HQ.

Named after the shooting spaces atop castles, Crenelle can hit the target in the Sandringham Stakes under Frankie Dettori, whose nous can pay off in the big runner field.

17.35 Ascot - Changingoftheguard

A fifth in the Epsom Derby is the clear form line for Changingoftheguard going into the King Edward VII Stakes.

The drop down to Group 2 company and a far less tense atmosphere than at Epsom should suit Aidan O'Brien's Galileo colt.

Ryan Moore is the perfect rider to judge how to play this bijou field to perfection.

18.10 Ascot - Ruthin

Wesley Ward is having a torrid week at Ascot after the spectacular flop that was Golden Pal in the King's Stand.

Irad Ortiz Jr has clearly taken a while to adapt to Ascot and Ruthin can give him the chance to regain some pride for his US handler in the Palace Of Holyroodhouse Stakes.

A speedy performer who made all to take the TVG Limestone Stakes at Keeneland. Ortiz will have to nail the start but Ruthin can smooth over a rough week for Ward.

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