Early going news on day five of Royal Ascot

The going for the fifth and final day of Royal Ascot 2020, Saturday, June 20, has changed to:

Straight Course: Good

Round Course: Good to Soft, Good in places

At the end of racing on Friday, the going was Good to Soft on the Straight Course and Soft, Good to Soft in places on the Round Course.

GoingStick Readings at 8.15am today

Stands’ Side: 7.4 (6.8 Friday; 7.0 Thursday; 7.5 Wednesday; 6.7 Tuesday)

Centre: 7.4 (7.0 Friday; 7.1 Thursday; 7.5 Wednesday; 6.7 Tuesday)

Far Side: 7.3 (7.1 Friday; 7.0 Thursday; 7.8 Wednesday; 6.9 Tuesday)

Round: 6.3 (6.1 Friday; 5.5 Thursday; 6.7 Wednesday; 6.1 Tuesday)

Stalls

Straight Course: Centre.

Round Course: Inside

Chris Stickels, Clerk of the Course at Ascot, said: “It has been dry since racing on Friday.

“The forecast is for today to be mainly dry, with the possibility of an occasional shower.”

Non-runners

12.40pm Silver Wokingham Handicap

22 Gunmetal (Self Certificate, infected foot)

2 Open Wide (Going)

16 Pass The Vino (Going)

19 Sir Maximilian (Vet’s Certificate, infection)

1.15pm Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2)

3 Dandalla (Self Certificate, other)

9 Nurse Florence (Self Certificate, off colour))

1.50pm Coventry Stakes (Group 2)

9 Mehmo (Going)

4.10pm Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap)

12 Bella Fever (Going)

5 Mubakker (Going)

4.40pm Queen Alexandra Stakes

6 Mekong (Self Certificate, off colour)