Who To Follow On Day Five Of Royal Ascot 2021

Horse To Follow - Wonderful Tonight

The Group Two Hardwicke Stakes is always a special event every season and we are sticking with he mud lover Wonderful Tonight for David Menuisier.

The four year old daughter of Le Havre has been a revelation over the last few season for the yard, getting onto soft/heavy ground and revelling in it.

Having landed a Group Three at Deauville in August on heavy ground, he then went into the Group One Prix Vermeille at Paris Longchamp and the good ground went against him.

Stepped up to 1m6f in October he landed the Group One Prix de Royallieu at the Arc meeting on heavy ground and then later that month back that up with a career best performance over 12f in the British Champions Fillies & Mares at Ascot, when landing another Group One on heavy ground.

The rain has lashed down in Berkshire and he looks to have his ideal conditions if being fully wound up on his first start since October.

Trainer To Follow - Sir Michael Stoute

The winning most trainer at Royal Ascot is Sir Michael Stoute and he looks set to add to his tally on the final day with some great chances.

His best chance of the day comes in the Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes with Dream Of Dreams who is unlucky not to be a two time winner of the race, but now it might be third time lucky.

Other nice runners on the day for Stoute are Highest Ground in the Hardwicke Stakes and Possible Man in the Golden Gates Handicap.

Stoute has managed to have 643 riders at the track and from that has gained 96 winners and another 155 places which sees him pose a 15% strike rate for all time.

Jockey To Follow - Frankie Dettori

We couldn't end Royal Ascot without putting up the showman in racing Frankie Dettori as the jockey to follow on day five of the festival.

Dettori has had a stellar week so far notching up some nice winners and on Saturday he seems to have a fair few live chances to try and gain that jockeys title for the meeting.

Big runners for the rider on the day look to be King Frankel in the Golden Gates Handicap and Falcon Eight who he sat on for his win this season at the Chester Cup.

The master rider has been in fine form at Ascot over the last 12 months managing to land 10 winners and 9 places from 48 rides which sees him pose a 21% strike rate.