We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Ascot that features nine quality betting races.
The Miss Andretti Stakes headlines the card in Perth, and we have our best value bets available.
Ascot horse racing tips
Race 1. (15:43) Tabtouch Westspeed Platinum Maiden (1100m)
#7 – Molly Magee – Bet @ Sportsbet
Molly Magee hasn’t shown her best form to date, but she wasn’t too far away when fifth at Pinjarra last start.
The Crispin-trained four-year-old was only three lengths behind the winner, and she is capable of improving on that effort.
Watch for each-way odds on race day.
Race 2. (16:23) Own The Dream Launch Maiden (1100m)
#7 – Amelia’s Chant – Bet @ Sportsbet
Amelia’s Chant has attracted the services of William Pike, which is always telling for punters.
The Simon Miller-trained two-year-old is by a Breeders’ Cup winner, and her recent trial win at Belmont Park was impressive.
She won by 2.5 lengths, and it should spark interest on Saturday.
Race 3. (17:05) Peoplestart BM71 (1400m)
#5 – Phoneme – Bet @ Sportsbet
The five-year-old has shown winning form throughout the season, including a half-length win at Ascot last time out.
He is a six-time winner overall, and he owns a win and placing from three starts on this track. It suits his running style, and the son of Choisir has every chance to win again.
Barrier five suits and punters could get a good price.
Race 4. (17:50) Amelia Park 1MW (1400m)
#4 – Bee Quick – Bet @ Sportsbet
Bee Quick scored consecutive wins at Mt Barker and Pinjarra earlier this season, and she wasn’t disgraced at Ascot last time out.
The daughter of Smug was only 1.4 lengths behind the winner, and we’re expecting form out of that race to stack up nicely.
3kg comes off her back, which is a bonus.
Race 5. (18:30) Schweppes Plate (1200m)
#5 – Magical Dream – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Williams-trained filly didn’t cope with the heavy track behind Watch Me Dance last start, but this race is much easier.
She is a three-time winner from five starts, and her open-class win earlier this season bodes well for this contest.
William Pike rides and that will see her odds shorten considerably.
Race 6. (19:00) Crown Sports Bar BM66 (2200m)
#8 – Frosty Heart – Bet @ Sportsbet
Frosty Heart hasn’t shown much consistency since winning back-to-back races earlier this season. However, he is capable of scoring an upset.
The six-year-old needs to turn his form around at Ascot, but he wasn’t far behind the winner at Pinjarra last start, and that form stacks up well.
Carrying 54.5kg could be enough to see him go close.
Race 7. (19:35) Seacorp 1MW (1000m)
#4 – Prince Devoutly – Bet @ Sportsbet
The five-year-old is a three-time winner from only five starts, so he has made a positive start to his career.
He has yet to finish worse than second in five starts, and getting the services of William Pike is a good sign for punters on Saturday.
It could pay to watch betting moves, as he should attract attention.
Race 8. (20:15) Miss Andretti Stakes (1100m)
#3 – Indian Pacific @ $2.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Money is with Indian Pacific and we’re not surprised. The Neville Parnham-trained gelding owns seven wins from 11 starts, and that’s not easy to do.
He is a well-bred son of Zoustar that shows good barrier speed and kicks away for the win. Expect something similar on Saturday, and he loves racing at Ascot.
$2.30 is a fair price from bookmakers and he could start much shorter.
Race 9. (20:50) Quayclean BM72 (1800m)
#6 – Naughty By Nature – Bet @ Sportsbet
Naughty By Nature is rarely far away from the prize, and her record of three wins and seven placings ranks highly.
The four-year-old by Trade Fair has been racing in stakes company, so dropping to BM72 should be ideal on Saturday.
Barrier three is ideal and punters could get each-way odds in the last.
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.