We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Ascot, which features nine quality betting races.
It’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes day at Ascot and there’s a great nine-race card for punters to enjoy.
Punters will get good value throughout the afternoon card in Perth.
Ascot horse racing tips
Race 1. (15:24) Tourism WA Trophy BM78 (1500m)
#4 – Western Temple – Bet Now
William Pike partners the six-year-old gelding which is rarely too far from the prize.
The son of Dream Ahead has four wins from 29 starts but also 16 minor placings. It’s tough to overlook that record and getting the inside draw is ideal.
The Durrant/Pike combo usually strikes early on the card and he should attract good attention in the market.
Race 2. (16:04) Mrs Mac’s Plate (1000m)
#2 – Downforce – Bet Now
Neville Parnham lines up the three-year-old colt which has rattled off consecutive wins coming into this.
The son of Snippetson won both of those races at Ascot and he’s going to love running from the inside barrier.
Both wins came over the 1000m distance and we’re confident he’ll give punters another good sight against an even field.
Race 3. (16:44) Amelia Park BM72 (1100m)
#3 – Undisclosed – Bet Now
Undisclosed returned to form when scoring by 1.5 lengths last start and she could continue in that vein of form.
The six-year-old is a professional seven-time winner which took awhile to get back to winning form, but could kick on with it now.
Two of her seven wins have come on this track and although she’s not ideally-suited by this distance, she could turn that around.
Looks a good each-way chance.
Race 4. (17:24) Furphy BM66 (1800m)
#3 – Locomotive – Bet Now
Locomotive could keep chugging after scoring impressively on this track last time out.
The Miller-trained four-year-old led throughout at Ascot and we’re confident he’ll adapt similar racing tactics here.
Drawing barrier 14 will make that slightly harder, but Damien Oliver rides and his experience could work wonders.
He’s certainly worth sticking with.
Race 5. (17:59) Magic Millions Tatt’s Cup (2100m)
#6 – Friar Fox – Bet Now
Punters should be able to get a good price for Friar Fox, which has six wins from 19 starts.
The five-year-old mare wasn’t all that far away when fourth at Ascot last start and she gets into this race nicely on the weights.
She will need some luck from the wide barrier, but she has time to find a spot over 2100m, so that shouldn’t be a problem.
54.5kg on the back is ideal so consider here.
Race 6. (18:35) Westspeed Final (1400m)
#4 – Nerodio – Bet Now
Nerodio opened his campaign with three consecutive victories and although beaten since, that has to be good form for this.
The four-year-old has three wins and four third placings from only nine starts, so it’s a good start to this career.
He made up big ground late for third on this track last start and his turn-of-foot was impressive. A repeat performance would see him go close.
Race 7. (19:10) Country Championship Final (1200m)
#1 – Mr Genoa – Bet Now
Mr Genoa is shooting for his fourth consecutive win this season and he’s capable of taking out this race.
The Luke Fernie-trained four-year-old scored by 3.3 lengths fresh up at Kalgoorlie and backed that up with two solid victories.
William Pike takes the ride off the inside barrier and it’s hard to overlook that. He can make the difference and keep this gelding in top form.
He has ridden the horse before, so that’s a big plus.
Race 9. (20:30) Crown Towers 1MW (1200m)
#2 – Stormy Ruler – Bet Now
Stormy Ruler has won his last two starts and looks a good chance to make that three in a row.
The son of Universal Ruler has been well-backed his last two, including when he paid $2.70 to win two back at Bunbury.
That win came by two lengths and it should be a good form guide for a race like this.
Damian Lane rides and that’s a big positive in the final race of the day.