We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Ascot that features 10 quality betting races.
Stakes racing takes centre stage at Ascot and punters are getting impressive betting fields. We have our best value bets for all 10 races this Saturday.
Ascot horse racing tips
Race 1. (13:13) Mumm Champagne Maiden (1200m)
#11 – Kirigami – Bet Now
The three-year-old filly didn’t show much on debut but she produced an improved effort last time out.
She finished second at Pinjarra as a $15 chance but punters won’t be getting those long odds again. She’ll be much shorter in the betting and rightfully so.
Drawing barrier six should see her getting a good run throughout.
Race 2. (13:38) Budget Car Truck Rental BM78 (2200m)
#2 – Red Army – Bet Now
Red Army doesn’t have good form coming into this race, but his overall record is impressive. He owns six wins and six placings from 20 starts.
All of those wins and placings came from his first 12 starts, but he’s too good to ignore. Expect a return to form against this level of opposition and William Pike rides.
Race 3. (14:24) Happy B-Day T Robertson BM62 (1500m)
#2 – Last of the Line – Bet Now
The three-year-old is looking to remain unbeaten after three starts. He scored by 3.3 lengths on debut and followed that up with a one-length win.
Both wins came at Ascot and he looks like a nice type on the rise. The breeding is there and we’re expecting bookmakers to have short odds available.
Race 4. (15:04) Westspeed Platinum 0MW (1000m)
#8 – Dew West – Bet Now
Dew West is looking to rebound after a disappointing run last start but her form prior was impressive.
The three-year-old scored back-to-back wins at Bunbury and William Pike rode her in both starts. He returns to the saddle now and that could make the difference.
Betting will hold the key and she could offer punters with each-way value.
Race 5. (15:44) Seacorp BM78 (1000m)
#10 – Massimo – Bet Now
Massimo is a class act that has won four of his seven starts. The Durrant-trained gelding scored some quality wins last preparation and he has been primed with two trials.
Getting into this race with only 55kg and William Pike on his back helps. It could be enough to kick off his campaign in fine style.
Race 6. (16:24) Mrs Mac’s BM72 (1600m)
#4 – Ava Express – Bet Now
Ava Express knows how to win of late after posting three wins from his last four starts.
The five-year-old gelding won by just under a length at Ascot last start and he’s now unbeaten from two starts on this track.
It bodes well for another tidy effort and he only needs luck from the wide draw.
Race 7. (17:03) Glenroy Chaff BM66 (1200m)
#10 – Black Ducati – Bet Now
Black Ducati didn’t fire last start but her form prior was impressive. Her most recent run came in October, so she’s very fresh, but she owns three wins from six starts.
The daughter of Blackfriars also scored a trial win to prepare for this run and that’s a good sign.
Punters should give her another chance at Ascot and each-way odds should be available.
Race 8. (17:45) Western Australia Cup (3200m)
#1 – Spiritual Warrior – Bet Now
Spiritual Warrior comes into this race with back-to-back victories and he could add another to the list.
The five-year-old is a professional winner of 11 from 35 starts and that experience is going to help him in the Cup.
Rising to 3200m will be the test but he could handle it.
Race 9. (18:20) Amelia Park WA Sires’ Produce (1400m)
#5 – Watch Me Dance – Bet Now
Watch Me Dance has two wins and three placings from five starts. The two-year-old filly flashed home last start to miss by a nose and that form looks good for this.
She may have been beaten but it was an eye-catching effort and she’ll improve from it. We’re confident of her chances and she gets every chance from the draw.
Race 10. (19:00) Crown Perth 1MW (1400m)
#6 – Ocean’s Fifteen – Bet Now
Consistency is with Ocean’s Fifteen, which has yet to finish worse than third from five starts.
The Chris Gangemi-trained gelding went close at Ascot last start and a similar effort would see him winning this race.
It’s a tough field but punter should get value odds.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.