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Live Reporting

Frank Keogh and Elizabeth Hudson

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for now...

    My colleague Elizabeth Hudson's Friday report is on the BBC Sport website here.

    We'll be back for a mouthwatering Saturday at Ascot - with a Group One triple header.

    Here's how it looks, and thanks for your company.

    12:40: Silver Wokingham Stakes Handicap (Class Two) 6f

    13:15: Queen Mary Stakes (Group Two) 5f

    13:50: Coventry Stakes (Group Two) 6f

    14:25: Coronation Stakes (Group One) old mile

    15:00: St James' Palace Stakes (Group One) old mile

    15:35: Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Group One) 6f

    16:10: Wokingham Stakes Heritage Handicap (Class Two) 6f

    16:40: Queen Alexandra Stakes (Class Two) 2m 6f

  2. Dettori gesture raises thousands

    Well, this is all rather nice..

    Frankie Dettori celebrated his 70th Royal Ascot winner by donating his landmark saddlecloth for auction - with money raised going to frontline charities.

    The highest bid so far is £18,500!

    WOW.

    All the jockeys had already agreed to donate Saturday's riding fees.

    Frankie Dettori
  3. Boyfriend buoyed by Doyle win

    Tom Marquand, a rising star of the weighing room himself, has congratulated girlfriend Hollie Doyle on her big win. On social media.

    I mean he could have said well done at home, but that's Generation Z for you...

    View more on twitter
  4. That Friday feeling

    After all that excitement, think it's time to head for the pu...

    I mean, time to wrap up the day's events. Ahem

  5. Friday's winners

    13:15 Palace Of Holyroodhouse Handicap - Art Power 6-4 Fav

    13:50 Albany Stakes - Dandalla 13-2

    14:25 Norfolk Stakes - The Lir Jet 9-2

    15:00 Hardwicke Stakes - Fanny Logan 17-2

    15:35 Commonwealth Cup - Golden Horde 5-1

    16:10 Queen's Vase - Santiago 10-3

    16:35 Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes - Scarlet Dragon 33-1

    Check out all the results and racecards here

  6. Dwyer on a unique Royal Ascot

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    Jockey Martin Dwyer, who is on his way to Lingfield for a race this evening, has been on Radio 5 Live Sports Extra talking about the absence of spectators:

    "Frankie Dettori is the biggest show-off in racing and for him not to have a crowd to play up to has really affected him. I feel sorry for him!

    "It's been different, and a shame that owners can't be here, but it is better than having no Ascot at all.

    "There's no showers so no-one is sharing lifts because they're quite smelly on the way home. I've been getting changed in a bar, but they obviously don't trust the jockeys because they've locked the fridges at the bar!

  7. Delighted Doyle on landmark win

    Scarlet Dragon triumphs at 33-1

    Hollie Doyle

    Winning jockey Hollie Doyle: "I can't talk, it feels amazing.

    "This is the icing on the cake given how well it has gone since the resumption. I can't really put it into words and there are so many people to thank.

    "Hayley (Turner) has been there and done it and ridden Group One winners, I can hardly imagine doing that myself, but I know it's possible one day.

    "My aim is to improve year on year ability-wise so I've been lucky to get the opportunities, but I've still got a long way to go."

  8. 'Pocket rocket' Doyle claims first Royal Ascot win

    Scarlet Dragon triumphs

    You wait 32 years for a second win at Royal Ascot for a female jockey, and then you get two within 24 hours.

    Hollie Doyle is already a record breaker, but this victory on Scarlet Dragon is her first Royal Ascot winner.

    It comes 24 hours after Hayley Turner triumphed on another 33-1 shot, Onassis.

    Scarlet Dragon is a second winner of the week for trainer Alan King, who is more associated with jump racing rather than the Flat version.

  9. Result

    16:40 Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (1m 4f)

    1. Scarlet Dragon (Hollie Doyle) 33-1

    2. Deja (Andrea Atzeni) 9-1

    3. West End Charmer (W Buick) 4-1 Fav

    14 ran

  10. Post update

    Duke of Edinburgh Stakes

    OOOHHH

    ENTER THE DRAGON!!!

    Here comes Hollie Doyle on Scarlet Dragon

    And Scarlet Dragon wins

  11. Post update

    Duke of Edinburgh Stakes

    West End Charmer leads as the bell sounds.

  12. Post update

    Duke of Edinburgh Stakes

    Dubai Future out wide. West End Charmer leads from Indianapolis.

  13. Post update

    Duke of Edinburgh Stakes

    Final race of the day. Deyja slowly away but soon moves forward.

  14. Punters go West

    16:40 Duke of Edinburgh Stakes

    Approximate odds

    7-2 West End Charmer, 9-2 Durston, 15-2 Good Birthday, 8-1 Indianapolis, 8-1 Medal Winner. 9-1 Bar.

  15. Can Crowley finish on a high?

    16:40 Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (1m 4f)

    Last race on day four of the Royal meeting and it could be the Jim Crowley show again with Durston.

    The David Simcock-trained four-year-old enjoyed a good campaign last year and has been gelded over the winter but he has been well-backed for this one.

    West End Charmer is one who could have a say in the final shake-up but there are questions over his stamina but not the ability of the Mark Johnston-trained horse.

    And watch out too for the likes of Deja, Le Don de Vie and El Misk.

    Jim Crowley
  16. Post update

    Andrew Thornton

    Former jockey on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    Santiago revelled in the ground conditions. He stayed well and came home strongly.

    He looks like a St Leger horse through and through. He looks a thorough stayer, he's very laid back, an imposing horse and he relished the conditions under foot.

    He has a tenaciousness about him, he has a long stride and staying trips will be his forte.

  17. Santiago stays on

    Queen's Vase

    Santiago made his move as long-time leader Punctuation faded with Berkshire Rocco the only real challenger.

    But Ryan Moore had enough to prevail on his Aidan O'Brien-trained mount.

    That looked a good staying performance from the winner, earning a place as new favourite for the St Leger at around 10-1.

  18. Result

    16:10 Queen's Vase

    1. Santiago (Ryan Moore) 10-3

    2. Berkshire Rocco (Oisin Murphy) 3-1

    3. Al Dabaran (William Buick) 6-1

    8 ran

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    Queen's Vase

    Around the turn, Santiago and Berkshire Rocco making progress as Punctuation points the way.

  20. Post update

    Queen's Vase

    Royal runner Punctuation is very keen and sets a brisk pace.