We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Ascot that features nine quality betting races.
The Winterbottom Stakes headlines the card in Perth and we have our best value bets available.
Ascot horse racing tips
Race 1. (15:05) Tourism WA Trophy (1000m)
#1 – The Front Bar – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Front Bar owns four wins from seven starts and she looks set to win another with William Pike in the saddle.
She is unbeaten in two starts at Ascot, including a gutsy win by a nose last time out. She should only grow from that effort and be tough to beat again.
Punters shouldn’t expect big odds.
Race 2. (15:45) Mrs Mac’s BM78 (1600m)
#1 – Divine Shadow – Bet @ Sportsbet
Brett Pope has a task to get Divine Shadow to improve on his last start effort, but the six-year-old shouldn’t be discounted.
The son of Blackfriars owns five wins and 13 placings from 29 starts, so he’s rarely too far away from the prize.
3kg comes off his back and punters should get lovely odds.
Race 3. (16:25) Drummond Golf BM78 (1200m)
#9 – Secret Plan – Bet @ Sportsbet
Secret Plan is the class runner of the field with three wins and six placings from 10 career starts.
The well-bred four-year-old finished second behind Wilchino at Ascot last start, which is top-level form for this contest.
Carrying 54kg is a steal, so put him on top.
Race 4. (17:05) Tabtouch Westspeed Platinum Final (1400m)
#12 – Dais – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dais is a nice type in the making following a third placing at Belmont. She has yet to finish worse than third, so that should give punters confidence.
There are more positives with Pike in the saddle and 54kg on her back, so she should get every chance in the run.
It’s not the best field, so expect Dais to be in the thick of the action.
Race 5. (17:45) Crown Towers 1MW (1400m)
#3 – God Has Chosen – Bet @ Sportsbet
God Has Chosen has yet to run worse than second from six career starts, which is something we can’t ignore.
The Lindsay Smith-trained gelding went close at Ascot last Saturday and he’s worth having on your ticket again.
It’s another excellent ride for Pike, who could have a big day.
Race 6. (18:25) Final the Road to Ascot (1200m)
#8 – Warm ‘n’ Fuzzy – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old gelding hasn’t put a foot wrong in five starts this season, including two wins.
He scored at Geraldton two back and although his two attempts at Ascot haven’t resulted in wins, he has matured since.
Punters should get generous odds on race day.
Race 7. (19:05) Japan Racing Association Trophy (2100m)
#4 – Midnight Blue @ $2 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Midnight Blue demands attention and most of the early money has come for the Williams-trained runner.
The five-year-old looked the goods when winning at Ascot last start and the rise in class only helps the son of So You Think.
Pike rides and although the $2 is short, he is worth having on your ticket.
Race 9. (20:20) Heineken 3 BM72 (1400m)
#2 – Apple Schnapps – Bet @ Sportsbet
Winning comes easy to Apple Schnapps, who owns six wins and four placings from 17 starts.
The son of Alfred Nobel is searching for three consecutive wins and he was classy when scoring by 4.3 lengths last time out.
It’s excellent form and he only needs luck from the draw to win.
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.