What a week it’s been at Royal Ascot and hopefully we can round it off with a few winners.   

Read on for Nick’s thoughts on all seven races from the final day.  

DARK THIRTY looks a sporting alternative to the favourite at 10/1 in the opening Chesham Stakes on the final day of Royal Ascot (2.30pm). He made quite an impression at Newbury, more for his professionalism and batting qualities in defeating two subsequent easy winners on his debut. He should step forward for an extra furlong, and his stable’s horses have largely run very well this week.  

NOBLE TRUTH looks a perfectly reasonably priced favourite at 7/2 for the Jersey at the time of writing (3.05pm). A smart two-year-old, mixing it with all the good ones, he took his form to a new level with a romp at Newmarket on his comeback. He has been gelded since, an angle which has worked so well for so many in his yard. This isn’t a strong edition of this race, and he can take this before heading on his travels again. 

BROOME might be the answer at 11/2 to a rather trappy Hardwicke (3.40). I can’t help feeling that the ground might be a bit lively for Hurricane Lane to show his full hand on his comeback, while Mostahdaf is good, but I’m not sure cheekpieces and this trip combined are the answer. This is definitely, Broome’s trip and his ground, for that matter, and he has run very sound races more than once at this track.  

HIGHFIELD PRINCESS can continue her remorseless ascent through the ranks at 14/1 in the Platinum Jubilee Stakes (4.20pm). Although her Duke of York win looked a bit freaky, and there were one or two that appeared not to give their true running, that was backed up by a truly exceptional time when compared with a very strongly run high class handicap run over course and distance a race earlier. You know she’ll face more pace pressure here, but having streaked away over 7 furlongs at this meeting last year, she won’t be stopping. 

SUMMERGHAND looks ready to strike again and can reward at least each way support at 22/1 in the Wokingham (5.00pm). He was very good on a fast surface this time last year, but has come nicely down to a very competitive mark since and conditions are well in his favour. There was a decent glimmer of a revival last time and he could just have the best of the draw by late Saturday afternoon. 

CHAIRMAN tops a very long short list at 14/1 for the Golden Gates (5.35pm). His stable has had a fairly good week in the round, and this one really impressed me at Bath, beating a horse that ran perfectly respectably here the other day without really coming off the bridle. The switch to Marquand looks a nice move, and I’d expect a big run. 

WORDSWORTH should take quite a lot of beating at 2/1 in the Queen Alex (and I’d be tempted to play him at a price even if Trueshan does turn up) (6.10pm). He’s much less exposed than most, really does shape like an extreme stayer, and is a brother to Kew Gardens, who was very useful in distance races.