We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Ascot that features 10 quality betting races.
The Group 1 Winterbottom takes centre stage on Saturday and we have our best value bets for the card.
Ascot horse racing tips
Race 1. (15:24) Tourism WA Trophy (1000m)
#1 – Sassy Trader @ $3 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sassy Trader scored on debut before rattling off three consecutive placings against tough fields.
The three-year-old gelding ran third on this track last start and he has done all his racing at Ascot, which will help.
He gets 3kg off his back and that brings him into contention.
Race 2. (16:04) Amelia Park BM71 (1400m)
#2 – True Attraction @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Adam Durrant lines up the talented five-year-old that is better than recent form suggests. He ran sixth behind Truly Great last start, which came against a tough field.
He gets the services of William Pike and this stable has been on fire lately, so the combination could team up for success.
The only worry is the betting drift from $2.50 to $3.20, but he goes on top.
Race 3. (16:44) Mrs Macs 1MW (1400m)
#5 – Island Missile @ $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Island Missile is coming off a win at Ascot and he could double down on that performance.
The six-year-old hit the line with force when scoring by 1.3 lengths, which bodes well for this run. He goes well on this track and even better at the distance.
He is drifting in the betting but punters are now getting value odds.
Race 4. (17:24) Westspeed Platinum BM60 (1400m)
#3 – I’m Pretty @ $7.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
I’m Pretty wasn’t pretty last start but she has bounce-back ability and we’re keeping the faith.
The Durrant-trained mare was no match for them at Ascot but she rarely shows her best form early in her campaign.
With two runs under her belt and Pike in the saddle, punters should expect a tidy effort at each-way odds.
Race 5. (17:59) Crown Towers BM66 (1200m)
#11 – Comes A Time @ $4.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Comes A Time looked good winning fresh up at Ascot and being able to beat a field of 16 is always note-worthy.
The four-year-old gelding owns two wins and four placings from 10 starts, which is a good record to date.
Carrying 54.5kg is ideal and that brings her into contention.
Race 6. (18:35) Quayclean BM78 (1200m)
#5 – Dig Deep @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dig Deep turned around poor form to run second at Ascot last start, and we’re expecting that form to hold up nicely.
The four-year-old gelding by Deep Field is a two-time winner, so the class is there. He will need to lift a touch to win but there is confidence in the betting.
Race 7. (19:10) Tabtouch Final BM60 (1200m)
#1 – Manhattan Money @ $6.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The five-year-old mare is a six-time winner that has figured in the money in 13 of her 17 starts.
She is a three-time winner at the distance and although her recent form has come at Kalgoorlie, she is capable of beating this field.
After opening at $10, there has been a steady flow of money, so that bodes well.
Race 8. (19:50) Tattersalls Cup (2100m)
#10 – Royal Command @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Royal Command rattled home to finish third behind Too Close The Sun last start, and that form is tops for this race.
The seven-year-old hasn’t had much luck in two runs this preparation, but that could all change on Saturday.
He loves the track and it’s another quality ride for William Pike.
Race 10. (21:10) Furphy BM77 (1600m)
#14 – Tollman @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tollman is coming off a win at Ascot and he is capable of scoring back-to-back wins. The five-year-old won by 1.3 lengths earlier this month, and it was soft on the line.
Two of his four career wins have come at Ascot and dropping to 55kg is going to make him tough to beat again.
The $5 will shorten on race day, so lock in the value.
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.