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Andrew Mount was in pole position heading into day four, with Tote's shrewd tipster winning the daily competition on Wednesday before following up with a runner-up finish on Thursday. 

The landscape of the weekly profit competition would soon change, as one Scoop6 player moved into contention to land the VIP prize with just an £8 stake!

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. 

How the Tournament was won: Royal Ascot Day Four

Day four started with the same theme we have seen throughout the week at Royal Ascot - more overpays.

Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore kicked things off with the Albany winner Mediate. The unbeaten filly returned £3.90 as opposed to her 5/2 SP tag, and got the top two off to a flyer in a tournament. 

Terry P and Alex F both found the winner and headed to the top of the leaderboard early on, Jamie Benson sided with Cathy Come On and Ivory Madonna, the latter running on well to finish third. 

The tricky Commonwealth Cup was next, Benson chose to chance the low draw Trifecta perm in a bid to continue his cracking form. 

The well supported favourite Perfect Power was head and shoulders above the field running out a comfortable winner in the Group One contest. 

No changes on the leaderboard with the top two staying put. Steven J moves into third after a nice Swinger on framers Flaming Rib and Flotus secure a three figure score. 

Elsewhere, the ever present Rory Delargy entered the reckoning once again with a good Place bet on the big priced Flotus in third. 

The Queen’s horse Just Fine was sent off favourite for the Duke Of Edinburgh Stake but couldn’t provide Her Majesty with the much anticipated 25th Royal Ascot winner. It was instead Tom Marquand and the William Haggas trained Candleford who impressively powered away from the field to romp the handicap. 

The forecast (£54.05) and Tricast (£372.25) were quite frankly smashed out the ballpark by the World Pool exotics, with the Exacta+ returning £140.03 and the Trifecta+ £843.81. With such gigantic overpays there were big moves to be made in the Tournament. 

Darren A shot into the new lead, he landed Exacta and Quinella wins - remarkably picking the first two home. Jeremy W also surged up the leaderboard to second, he had both an Exacta and Trifecta up, taking advantage of the mouth watering World Pool value. 

Rory Delargy held on to third, his two Wins bets on Candleford and a big Exacta return having him in good stead at this point. Benson on the other hand was up big! His smart play on the handicap saw him up £191.86 after landing a £7.20 combination Trifecta for £253.15. 

Inspiral headlined day four up and lived up to expectation providing Frankie Dettori and John & Thady Gosden their long awaited first winner of the week. Incredibly popular on her return to the track, the Cheveley Park filly was sent off 15/8F. 

There were very  little changes at the top following her impressive performance, only Seamus D made the move up into third place, following a Place bet on Discoveries after earlier backing Candleford to win. Justin D moves into seventh having spent only £6.71 so far, landing the lucrative Market Rasen with only £4. 

Benson was still sitting pretty after his earlier score and looked set to make it three days on the trot in profit, he was stil plus £152.85. 

Veteran jockey Sean Levey rode Heredia to be first past the post in the Sandringham Stake but would have to survive a stewards enquiry for his first winner at the Royal meeting. 

Benson had the winner but decided to perm it up in a Trifecta that was no good, only playing small here, he still was £145.65 in profit. 

The only change after race five was the reappearance of Alex F in the frame. He shot back up to second after finding the Sandringham winner, continuing his superb week of punting. 

Only six went to post in the King Edward VII Stakes, with the smaller fields events this week not proving popular on the World Pool. 

The combination that kicked off the day scored again in the ‘Ascot Derby’ with Changingoftheguard, perhaps a fortunate photo-finish winner, after runner-up Grand Alliance drifted left in the home straight. 

The three-year-old helped O’Brien notch up his 899 Group winner with the success, and as expected it was very popular in the market. 

Andreas C would make the biggest move after race six with him finding the Exacta. Andreas hauled his way into second, taking advantage of the £17.05 Tote+ return rather than the SP forecast return of £12.76. 

Terry P also worked his way back up to seventh after scoring a big punt on Changingoftheguard. As for Benson, he is still up £120.65 and looking in good shape heading into the final race of the day. 

Three Scoop6 winning tickets were aboard the final race winner, the Hayley Turner ridden Latino Lover providing Harry Eustace with a first Royal Ascot winner with his first Royal Ascot runner. 

The winner paid more than double on the World Pool! Tote+ returned £11.00 vs the 5/1 SP. 

The daily tournament winner would come as one of the Scoop6 winning ticket holders, Rodger A managed to find all six Scoop6 race winners to score over £26,000 from a £8 perm. 

With the profit from the bet, he absolutely blitzed the entire tournament field to win the daily tournament and make himself firmly the one to beat in the weekly profit VIP competition. As well as all that, Rodger has a chance to score the £130,000+ bonus tomorrow if he can find the Wokingham stakes winner!

Once again, Harry Findlay makes a smart late play on the World Pool treble. Findlay played a few different combinations on the new bet to work his way up into fourth. 

Seamus D would’ve taken the spoils on another day, he lands a big place bet on the final race winner, taking full advantage of the excellent value available on the World Pool. 

Terry P and Darren A fill the placings after a great afternoon of punting with another valiant effort from Rory Delargy to finish eighth. 

Benson made it three profitable days in a row! He finished off +£131.65. 

1,669 players played in the daily competition, with 1,021 players qualifying. 

The Beat Benson pool was £10,210, 67 players had a bigger profit than Benson, each of them getting a share of the £152.39 pool. 

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