Andrew Mount scored his second daily title Royal Ascot week after some punting wizardry in Saturday’s opener but his profit was not enough to close the gap to Friday’s Scoop6 winner Rodger A.
Entering the fifth and final day competition of Royal Ascot, here was the state of play.
Rodger A’s Scoop6 score yesterday had him as the runaway leader and he still had a chance at the Scoop6 Bonus which went on the Wokingham Stakes.
Alex F, Andrew Mount and Rory Delargy had all had magnificent punting weeks but still found themselves well behind Rodger.
Courtesy of Racing Breaks, for the top profit-maker over Royal Ascot week, we have been able to offer a VIP Prize.
The VIP Trip to Paris includes return travel for two with a two night stay in a 4-star hotel in Paris, Weekend Winning Post enclosure tickets to the L'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp and an exclusive invite to drinks evening with Frankie Dettori and other racing celebrities.
A seat at the Tournament of Champions is also awarded to the daily top ten finishers, giving them a chance at scooping the £50,000 winner takes all prize.
With the VIP prize all to play for, here is how the final day unfolded.
How the Tournament was won: Royal Ascot Day Five
A massive upset in race one as strong favourite Alfred Munnings is turned over by three huge pricesd horses, who all overpay on the World Pool.
Andrew Mount rocketed in an early lead. The shrewd judge managed to find the perfect combination to land the Exacta and even played it twice! He was rewarded with the Tote+ return of £2,306.04 which was better than the bookies' forecast: £1,791.74.
Closing the gap to Rodger A with that substantial win, the race to Longchamp was well and truly on.
Elsewhere, George E moved into second after finding the £46.14 debutant winner Holloway Boy and James B landed a nice Quinella and a Swinger.
After some heroics already this week, it was a trademark slow start for Benson who was -£29.50 after the Chesham Stakes.
@TrendHorses hunting down Rodger A for the overall festival prize by getting some juicy Exactas.
Well done to George E who backed the winner to get 2nd and James B winning with the Quinella and Swinger. pic.twitter.com/IJ0U835xLY
— Tote Betting Tournaments (@TheTote1000) June 18, 2022
William Buick notched up his fourth winner of the week in race two with favourite Noble Truth, who was a £5.00 returner.
Andrew Mount stayed on top but there is moves in behind, Chris G found the winner for a big settlement as did third placed David L.
Only seven went to post in the Hardwick Stakes therefore not having great World Pool interest. Benson is was -£55.50 heading into the Group Two and opt-ed for Mostahdaf Win and an Exacta with Hurricane Lane.
Broome was given a masterful ride to victory by the week’s leading rider Ryan Moore, and in doing so totted up a landmark success for Ballydoyle.
No one could peg back Andrew Mount who was still up big and way out in the lead, familiar name Terry P is up to second after a good punt on Broome, Steven E moves into sixth after finding Guilded who won at Ayr. Meanwhile Benson is still warming to the task and sits 2145 with -£70.50 do far.
An all British and all blue finish in the Platinum Jubilee stakes saw Naval Crown get up in a photo to beat stablemate Creative Force.
Tony F moved into fourth after notching up the Godolophin duo in the Exacta returning a four figure score from just a £2 stake - (Exacta paid £502.59). James G also lands the Exacta to move into sixth.
Benson liked two in the race before but has his Exacta ruined by the winner!
Naval Crown ruins the Exacta 🙈
— Jamie Benson ™ (@JBenno28) June 18, 2022
One of the biggest betting races on the calendar is the Wokingham Stakes. With enormous liquidity in the pools before the race, there was plenty of chance of a big score in the exotic market.
Rohaan became the first horse this century to repeat in the Wokingham and in doing so gave rider Ryan Moore a seventh winner of the Royal meeting.
There were no big changes at the top after the Wokingham, with it proving tough to find the repeat winner. There was excellent value on show in the race 31 runner contest.
Rohaan wins the Wokingham Stakes! 🏆
— Tote (@ToteRacing) June 18, 2022
Missed The Cut bolted up in the Golden Gates Stakes to give favourite backers a nice Royal Ascot get out. The 2/1 SP being overshadowed by the stunning World Pool value, returning £3.85 with Tote+.
Edward F was the only beneficiary of the favourite going in, he landed a big bet on the George Boughey colt, climbing up to third place. The World Pool Treble had been a big factor in the concluding leg of each day in Royal Ascot week and it was step up to do so again with Trueshan’s late withdrawal.
Benson was -£161.25 heading into the final race, he chanced Trifecta’s and Exacta’s, which include the Willie Mullins trained Stratum.
Stratum last charge in the rain was enough to coronate him the second back-to-back winner of the day finishing strongly to win the Queen Alexandra. And goiung with the theme this week of showcasing the excellent value on offer on the World Pool, it of course produced an overpay, with the 10/1 returning £14.02 with Tote+.
Benson found the winner to storm into a profit of +£123.79 - making it four profitable days in a row for the Tote hack!
Andrew Mount just was not for stopping today and his race one wizardry carried him too far clear of the rest of the field. Another herculean effort from Edward F, who finished third, having been in contention most days this week. Finally an honorable mention to Terry P, who places fourth, after enjoying a good week’s punting.
2,322 people played in the competition today, with 1,094 qualifying, making the total Beat Benson pool: £10,940
37-players managed to Beat Benson, which gives them of £295.68 each, on top of their winnings.