We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Ascot that features 10 quality betting races.
The Miss Andretti Stakes headlines the Western Australian card and we have our best bets available.
Ascot horse racing tips
Race 1. (15:43) Magic Millions Plate (1200m)
#8 – Upper Limits – Bet @ Sportsbet
Upper Limits comes off two solid trial efforts at Lark Hill, so we’re expecting a good debut effort.
The two-year-old son of Exopshere gets the services of William Pike and that should see his odds firm throughout the week.
Look for the market as a guide.
Race 2. (16:23) Amelia Park Plate (1200m)
#4 – Trix of the Trade – Bet @ Sportsbet
Trix of the Trade owns three wins from four starts and he won by two lengths last time out.
The three-year-old son of Trade Fair has won two of his three starts over the distance and he looks to have a bright future.
Punters should expect a big price.
Race 3. (17:05) Tabtouch Westspeed Platinum 0MW (1200m)
#1 – Express Time – Bet @ Sportsbet
Express Time finished second fresh up at Ascot and we like her chances of going one better.
She missed by only a nose after charging late, so if she shows the same form, she should be awfully tough to stop.
Getting a 1.5kg claim helps and barrier four is ideal.
Race 4. (17:50) Belhus Racing Stables 1MW (1000m)
#3 – Double Jeopardy – Bet @ Sportsbet
The seven-year-old son of Exceed and Excel has yet to win at Ascot, but he has been close on multiple occasions.
Tiarnna Robertson lines up the talented type who loves the distance and he runs best on dry tracks.
Punters should get value odds on race day with the claimer in the saddle.
Race 5. (18:30) Ascend Sales Trophies BM72 (1400m)
#4 – Picture Perfect – Bet @ Sportsbet
Picture Perfect has changed stables, which is rare for a former Williams-trained runner.
The six-year-old son of Reset comes off a win at Belmont over 2200m, so dropping to 1400m isn’t ideal, but he is a past winner at the distance.
It’s another good ride for Pike, so include him.
Race 6. (19:05) Striker Indoor Sports 1MW (1500m)
#6 – Fashion Queen – Bet @ Sportsbet
Fashion Queen owns three wins and four minor placings from nine starts, so the Adam Durrant-trained mare is a class act.
She owns two placings from three starts at Ascot, and although yet to win, she loves the good track conditions.
Pike is in the saddle and she has plenty of upside.
Race 7. (19:45) Schweppes 1MW (1500m)
#2 – Cheval De Vega – Bet @ Sportsbet
Cheval De Vega is shooting for four consecutive wins and we wouldn’t put it past the son of Lope De Vega.
The six-year-old scored by just under a length last start and it came against a good field, so that bodes well.
This is his best surface and having Pike in the saddle in the saddle helps.
Race 8. (20:20) Heineken 3 BM72 (1800m)
#1 – Bogart – Bet @ Sportsbet
We’re going with William Pike again because he’s the best jockey in the West and he gets premium ride.
The Durrant-trained five-year-old runs his best races on hard tracks and he got the job done nicely at Ascot last start.
He owns two placings from two attempts at the distance, so keep safe.
Race 9. (20:55) Miss Andretti Stakes (1100m)
#8 – Clairvoyance @ $2.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old mare is a lovely type and she could be the next big thing to come out of Perth.
She owns five wins from six starts, and with two wins from three starts at Ascot, she loves the track.
She got the better of a good field at Ascot last start and punters are getting value odds at $2.50, so they’re worth taking.
Race 10. (21:25) Crown Sports Bar BM66 (1200m)
#1 – This’ll Testya – Bet @ Sportsbet
The six-year-old mare is getting close to posting another win after consecutive placings.
She is a four-time winner and six-time placegetter from 16 starts, so she has the form on the board.
Barrier 11 is a concern but her barrier speed should help. Punters should get value odds on race day, so put her on top.
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.