We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Ascot that features nine quality betting races.
Stakes racing is in store for punters at Ascot this Saturday. We have our best value bets for all nine races on the premier Western Australian card.
Ascot horse racing tips
Race 1. (15:50) Harmony Week BM78 (1800m)
#2 – The Big Show – Bet Now
The Big Show was the big show when winning two starts back at Ascot. The 1.5-length win was a good display for staying racing, so his chances of winning look good.
He lost no admirers when running second behind Arctic Stream last start, and he can handle this talented field.
Punters should get each-way odds.
Race 2. (16:34) Westspeed Platinum 0MW (1200m)
#3 – Luke’s Choice – Bet Now
Luke’s Choice is coming off a win at Pinjarra where he picked up nicely in the straight to overhaul them.
The four-year-old son of Galah has finished in the money in nine of his 15 starts, which is a good record at this level.
His form at Ascot includes only one placing from three attempts, but he meets an even field and he could take advantage.
Race 3. (17:13) Vale George Daly BM62 (1200m)
#1 – Laverrod – Bet Now
Three-year-old gelding Laverrod has been a good bet for punters this season. The son of Toronado is yet to miss a placing from six starts, which includes two wins.
He scored both wins coming into this race, including a 3.5-length win at Ascot last start. It’s a good sign of things to come and although facing a harder field, he could be too good for them again.
Expect to see money come for him throughout the week.
Race 4. (17:50) D’orsogna 1MW (1100m)
#5 – Excaro – Bet Now
Excaro is a nice type in the making and she showed that last preparation. She scored four consecutive wins, and although beaten in three runs since, she’s due.
Most of her form has come at Kalgoorlie, and she’s facing harder opposition here, but she knows how to cross the line first.
Punters should be getting value odds for Excaro.
Race 5. (18:25) Amelia Park Perth Stakes (1100m)
#1 – Gemma’s Son – Bet Now
The two-year-old has been impressive in winning all three starts to date. He’s a son of Snippetson, which hasn’t come close to being beaten yet.
His debut win came by 1.8 lengths on this track and he has recorded wins by 4.8 and two lengths since. It’s great form coming into this stakes race and he should prove tough to beat.
Look for Gemma’s Son to control the speed and kick strongly.
Race 6. (19:00) Furphy Gimcrack Stakes (1100m)
#2 – American Choice – Bet Now
Coming off a Group 1 win, jockey William Pike partners American Choice for this race.
The two-year-old filly owns one win and four placings to date, including a good effort to run second behind Starfield Impact last start.
She’s capable of turning the tables and getting Pike in the saddle is a massive outcome for connections.
Race 7. (19:35) Seacorp Grandstand Cup (1500m)
#1 – Tellem We’re Comin – Bet Now
We’re not sure why Tellem We’re Comin has gone off the boil, but we’re prepared to give him another chance.
It was only in November when he was favourite at Group 1 level, but his run for 10th behind Regal Power didn’t inspire confidence.
His two runs since at Pinjarra and Bunbury have been moderate, but Pike sticks with him and he’s good enough to allow one more chance.
Race 8. (20:10) Schweppes BM72 (1400m)
#1 – Pym’s Royale – Bet Now
Pym’s Royale is a professional winner of nine from 22 starts, which is more than good enough for this level of racing.
He resumed this campaign with a third placing at Ascot, and he owns two wins second-up. It all bodes well for a good run this Saturday and punters might get value odds.
Race 9. (20:50) Crown Perth BM66 (2200m)
#2 – Inject the Venom – Bet Now
It’s a wide-open field in the last race and Inject the Venom could inject some excitement. The eight-year-old returned to form when running second at big odds last start.
It came on this track, so he might have a new lease on life. Punters will get big odds again and they’re worth taking.
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.