We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Ascot that features nine quality betting races.
Group 1 racing kicks off in Western Australia this week and we have our best value bets for the card.
Ascot horse racing tips
Race 1. (15:09) Tourism WA Trophy BM72 (1200m)
#3 – Long Beach – Bet @ Sportsbet
Long Beach rattled off three consecutive wins earlier this preparation and he could get back to that level of form.
The four-year-old gelding is a winner of five from 11 starts and he wasn’t beaten far at Ascot last time out.
William Pike returns to the saddle and that will help his chances.
Race 2. (15:49) Mumm Champagne Crystal Slipper (1100m)
#9 – Amelia’s Picante – Bet @ Sportsbet
The trial form of Amelia’s Picante has been solid entering this race, so we’re expecting a tidy debut.
She finished third at Lark Hill before improving on that position and running second at Belmont Park earlier this month.
The key is the booking of William Pike, who returns to Perth in confident form.
Race 3. (16:29) Tabtouch Better Your Bet BM72 (2200m)
#7 – Adornment – Bet @ Sportsbet
Adornment has improved with every run this preparation and her effort for second at Ascot last start was top notch.
The Adam Durrant-trained mare was only a half-length behind the winner and she runs her best races on this track.
Having a light weight on her back helps and she should go close.
Race 4. (17:09) Tabtouch Placid Ark Stakes (1200m)
#4 – Chantorque – Bet @ Sportsbet
Chantorque is a three-time winner from four starts and she cruised past Charleton Eddie with ease last start.
The Russell Stewart-trained filly has only missed a win in one of her starts, so there is plenty of class on her side.
Betting will be interesting but she will be well-favoured.
Race 5. (17:44) Peoplestart BM66 (1400m)
#4 – Phoneme – Bet @ Sportsbet
Searching for three consecutive wins is Phoneme, which scored by a half-length at Northam last start.
We are expecting that form to stack up nicely and although yet to start at Ascot, he is a four-time winner at this distance.
Barrier 11 isn’t ideal but Chris Parnham is the jockey for the job.
Race 6. (18:20) Sky Racing W.A. Guineas (1600m)
#14 – Brave Angel @ $9 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Brave Angel is a three-year-old filly that scored by two lengths at Ascot two back, followed by a third placing.
The daughter of Tavistock has finished out of the money in only one of her four career starts, which is a nice start to her career.
54.5kg is ideal and the odds are appealing.
Race 7. (19:00) Jungle Mist Classic (1200m)
#7 – Special Choice – Bet @ Sportsbet
Adam Durrant lines up the four-year-old mare that has hit form at the right time of the season.
She scored narrowly at Kalgoorlie two starts back before winning again at Ascot last start. It’s good form for this race and it is another good ride for William Pike.
Expect to see short odds on offer from bookmakers.
Race 9. (20:20) Carbine Club W.A. Stakes (1400m)
#2 – Flow – Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters should go with the Flow, which enters this race with three second placings from his last four starts.
The Martin Allan-trained son of Street Cry was only 1.5 lengths behind Truly Great last start and he runs quality races at Ascot.
He loves this distance and punters could get value odds.
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.