We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Ascot that features nine quality betting races.
It’s always good racing in the west and we have our best value bets available for Ascot.
Ascot horse racing tips
Race 1. (13:48) Bluestone Maiden (1500m)
#2 – Platinum Label – Bet @ Sportsbet
Coming off back-to-back placings is Platinum Label, which has looked good and shouldn’t take long to break maiden grades.
The five-year-old was only a short margin behind the winner at Pinjarra last start and that form holds up strongly at this level.
Barrier five suits and he should be tough to handle.
Race 2. (14:23) Tabtouch Westspeed 0MW (1800m)
#4 – Blackwater Bay – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Adam Durrant-trained four-year-old owns a win and two placings from five starts, so he has been right around the mark to date.
He hasn’t raced since running third at Ascot last October, but his recent trial was solid and it won’t take him long to get back to his best.
William Pike rides, so expect short odds.
Race 3. (14:59) RSLWA Trophy (1000m)
#1 – Ain’t No Other Man – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Casey-trained two-year-old looked good winning two starts back before finishing second two weeks ago.
He was only a nose behind the winner, so he didn’t lose any respect with the defeat. We expect that race to be a good form guide and he looks like a smart type going forward.
Expect bookmakers to have him safe in the market.
Race 4. (15:39) Sheila Gwynne Classic (1400m)
#3 – Tycoon Storm @ $1.95 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tycoon Storm is shooting for her third consecutive win and she rarely lets punters down. She owns eight wins from 15 starts, which is a terrific record.
The Lindsay Smith-trained mare let down nicely to score by a length at Ascot and with three of her wins coming at this track and five at the distance, she looks well-placed to score.
Race 5. (16:18) Morley Growers Market BM62 (1400m)
#2 – Kaptain Kaos – Bet @ Sportsbet
Kaptain Kaos is gunning for his fourth consecutive win and his last two have come at Ascot, which bodes well.
The three-year-old gelding is rising through the grades nicely and this looks like a logical step. He handled a good field last time out and drawing barrier two is ideal.
This race is there for the taking, so punters should expect short odds.
Race 6. (17:00) Vale Russell Woods 1MW (1000m)
#3 – City Circle – Bet @ Sportsbet
Coming off a win at Ascot is City Circle, which scored by just under a length in a similar race last time out.
The five-year-old mare has had 18 starts at Ascot for three wins and eight placings. It’s a superb record and getting the inside draw is ideal.
Each-way odds should be available and punters will get a good sight.
Race 7. (17:37) Amelia Park BM72 (1400m)
#6 – Creator – Bet @ Sportsbet
Creator is a last-start winner at Ascot and he looks good enough to go back-to-back on Saturday.
The four-year-old gelding scored by a length and pulled away for a comfortable victory, which suggests another win is coming.
Brad Parnham rides and we like his chances of scoring.
Race 8. (18:07) Diggers Cup BM78 (1800m)
#8 – Marocchino @ $3.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Marocchino is a four-time winner that could handle this level of racing. He comes off back-to-back wins at Albany and Ascot, so he’s a confident runner.
Having William Pike in the saddle is a big bonus and although there are many winning hopes in this race, his chances seem best.
55kg is ideal and punters get each-way odds.
Race 9. (18:55) Crown Perth BM66 (1600m)
#2 – Bogart – Bet @ Sportsbet
Bogart scored a win four back and although his form since has been only fair, he is well worth backing this week.
The four-year-old son of Redoute’s Choice owns three wins and four second placings from 17 starts, so he’s rarely too far away from the prize.
Punters are likely to get each-way odds and he only needs luck from the wide barrier.
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.