We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Ascot that features 10 quality betting races.
Stakes racing takes centre stage in the west and we have our best bets available.
Ascot horse racing tips
Race 1. (16:07) Westspeed Platinum Plate (1000m)
#1 – Revitup – Bet @ Sportsbet
The two-year-old continues to impress after scoring a 4.5-length romp at Ascot last time out.
She is a smart daughter of Demerit and we think she could rise through the grades without too much fuss.
She has the class edge and should be winning this race.
Race 2. (16:47) Amelia Park BM72 (1400m)
#7 – Big Screen – Bet @ Sportsbet
Big Screen loves the track with nine starts for two wins and three second placings, so we’re in his camp.
The four-year-old son of Sessions is a four-time winner overall, including a win at Ascot two starts back. He followed it with a second placing, so the form checks out.
Getting the inside draw and a light weight helps.
Race 3. (17:32) Ted Van Heemst Stakes (2100m)
#1 – Regal Power @ $1.35 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Regal Power scored a win at Group 1 level last time out and that form can’t be understated.
The six-year-old gelding is a class act with eight wins from 26 starts and six of those came at Ascot.
He shouldn’t be beaten at this level, so add the $1.35 in multis.
Race 4. (18:05) Westspeed Platinum Sires Stakes (1200m)
#10 – The Velvet Queen – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Velvet Queen is searching for three consecutive wins and she’s a smart filly in the making.
She won by a half-length as an odds-on favourite last time out, which is an excellent form guide for this level of racing.
Barrier 11 makes it tough, but class should take her close.
Race 5. (18:40) TWBA Stallion Scheme BM66 (1200m)
#2 – Apple Schnapps – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old has six wins and five placings from 18 starts, so the four-year-old is always around the mark.
He runs his best races at Ascot with two wins from seven starts, and he already has three wins this preparation.
Drawing wide doesn’t help, but he has more pace than most here.
Race 6. (19:17) Epona Classic BM65 (1200m)
#12 – Queen of Soul – Bet @ Sportsbet
Queen of Soul is shooting for three consecutive wins after scoring at Belmont and Ascot.
The five-year-old mare scored by two lengths last time out at Ascot and she gets conditions to suit on Saturday.
Bookmakers could offer value odds and they’re worth taking.
Race 7. (19:55) Belhus Stables Starstruck (1600m)
#1 – Dance Music @ $3.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dance Music has been taking on tough opposition and she should find this more to her liking.
The six-year-old mare owns eight wins and seven placings at Ascot, so she is a course specialist and we like her chances.
$3.40 is a fair price for a quality mare.
Race 8. (20:25) Own the Dream BM78 (1200m)
#3 – The Spruiker – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Spruiker scored four consecutive wins last preparation before resuming with a fifth at Ascot.
He has shown his best form at Belmont, but with seven wins from 13 starts, we’re not about to underate his chances.
Barrier two is ideal and punters shouldn’t leave him out.
Race 9. (21:02) Tabtouch Better Bet 1MW (2100m)
#7 – He’s a Lucky Lad – Bet @ Sportsbet
He’s a Lucky Lad has won three of his last four starts and that form is good enough.
The three-year-old is having a lengthy first campaign, but he’s fit and ready to produce another top-level effort.
Drawing barrier six should see him land in a good spot, so put on top.
Race 10. (21:35) Crown Sports Bar 1MW (2100m)
#11 – Praying with God – Bet @ Sportsbet
The five-year-old isn’t running her best races, but we’re prepared to give her another chance at this level.
She is a four-time winner and there are no superstars in this field, so she could take advantage and pay juicy odds with bookmakers.
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.