We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Ascot that features nine quality betting races.
The Karrakatta Plate is the highlight event this week and we have value bets for every race on the card.
Ascot horse racing tips
Race 1. (15:23) Tabtouch Westspeed 0MW (1000m)
#3 – Pink ‘n’ Gray – Bet @ Sportsbet
The five-year-old gelding has come close to scoring this preparation. He owns two placings, which takes his overall tally up to 16.
His most recent placing came last time out at Ascot when finishing second behind Prized Nemesis, which should be a good form guide.
2kg comes off and he should run well.
Race 2. (15:59) Schweppes BM62 (1100m)
#4 – Mercanto – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mercanto scored a narrow win on debut at Bunbury and he could remain unbeaten despite facing a harder field.
The three-year-old son of Per Incanto has been given a soft trial to prepare for this run and we’re expecting a nice effort.
Punters could get each-way odds from bookmakers.
Race 3. (16:39) Byron Bay Premium Lager BM62 (1400m)
#7 – Standout Rose – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old has made a good start to her career with two wins and two placings from five starts.
She comes off a win at Ascot followed by a placing at Bunbury, which was a tidy effort in defeat. She was the beaten odds-on favourite, but punters have a chance for redemption here.
The inside draw is ideal and we’re confident of a big run.
Race 4. (17:18) Amelia Park Lamb 1MW (1200m)
#6 – Prized Nemesis – Bet @ Sportsbet
Prized Nemesis got the better of Pink ‘N’ Gray last start, so form from earlier on the card could stack up.
The six-year-old took 20 starts to break maidens but now after notching two wins from his last four starts, he has gone to another level.
Both wins came on this track and he represents value.
Race 5. (17:54) Amelia Park Lodge BM78 (1100m)
#6 – Clairvoyance – Bet @ Sportsbet
There is plenty of hype surrounding Clairvoyance and it’s not hard to see why. The three-year-old is unbeaten after four starts and her most recent win came by two lengths.
She is untapped and an exciting type that has been primed with a trial win at Lark Hill. That came by three lengths over 400m, so she’s speedy.
Punters should expect short odds.
Race 6. (18:30) Amelia Park Beef BM66 (1500m)
#9 – Pletto – Bet @ Sportsbet
Pletto is a four-time winner that gets the services of William Pike in the saddle. She has yet to finish worse than third from 12 starts, which is an incredible record.
The daughter of Playing God owns a win and placing from two starts at Ascot and she comes off a gutsy win last month.
Barrier two is ideal and punters should expect a top effort.
Race 7. (19:05) Amelia Park Wines BM66 (1800m)
#2 – Big Bada Boom – Bet @ Sportsbet
Big Bada Boom continues to fire after notching fifth consecutive win at Ascot last time out.
The Roy Rogers-trained four-year-old rose in class and scored a half-length win last month, which is a nice effort going forward.
He could be destined for bigger things and the inside draw adds to his appeal.
Race 8. (19:40) Amelia Park Karrakatta Plate (1200m)
#15 – Pat’s Got Sass @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The two-year-old did well to finish third last start after getting too far back in the run at Ascot.
She couldn’t bridge the gap but based on her debut win, which came by 2.8 lengths, we’re expecting a big effort.
Barrier two with only 54.5kg on her back suits and she has massive upside.
Race 9. (20:15) Crown Perth BM78 (1400m)
#3 – Watch Me Dance – Bet @ Sportsbet
Watch Me Dance is the class runner of this field having won five of her 13 career starts.
The three-year-old filly is a four-time winner at Ascot and she also owns a win at this distance, so keep her safe.
Barrier five is ideal and we expect big things on Saturday.
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.