We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Ascot that features nine quality betting races.
Stakes racing takes centre stage in Western Australia, and we have tips for every race on the card.
Ascot horse racing tips
Race 1. (15:36) Happy 70th Reg Bartle 1MW (1200m)
#2 – Devoted – Bet @ Sportsbet
Devoted was a short-priced favourite on debut when scoring at Northam, and we’re expecting another tidy effort.
The three-year-old son of Xtravagant looks to have a nice action, and having William Pike in the saddle is a bonus.
Barrier four suits and he’s the one to beat.
Race 2. (16:19) Morley Growers Market BM72 (2200m)
#1 – Roman Flirt – Bet @ Sportsbet
Roman Flirt is a professional six-time winner who got the job done by two lengths at Ascot last time out.
The six-year-old mare has yet to run worse than second in three starts at Ascot, so he is well worth having on your ticket.
It’s another good ride for William Pike, so we’re following her.
Race 3. (16:55) Tabtouch Platinum 0MW (1200m)
#1 – Apple Schnapps – Bet @ Sportsbet
Apple Schnapps is always around the mark and with four wins and four placings from 15 starts, his consistency is king.
The son of Alfred Nobel was beaten by a short margin last start, and despite yet to win at Ascot, he should get every chance with Pike in the saddle.
We expect him to be right in the finish.
Race 4. (17:44) Seacorp BM72 (1600m)
#5 – Rebel Knight – Bet @ Sportsbet
Rebel Knight is edging closer to a win after three consecutive placings, including a second placing at Ascot last time out.
The six-year-old is only a four-time winner overall, but his best form comes at Ascot. He owns two wins and nine placings at the track, which bodes well.
Look for a betting push off the inside draw.
Race 5. (18:27) Glenroy Chaff 1MW (1500m)
#6 – Spritely Star – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Williams-trained mare looked the goods fresh up when scoring by 2.8 lengths at Northam.
She showed a nice turn-of-foot, and she has won second-up in the past, so everything points towards another successful outing.
She’s another runner that gets the services of Pike, so expect short odds.
Race 6. (19:05) Brava Mento 1MW (1000m)
#2 – Triple Missile – Bet @ Sportsbet
Lindsay Smith lines up the four-year-old son of Smart Missile, who has started his career in fine fashion with three wins from four starts.
He was beaten by a smart field at Bunbury last start, but take nothing away from his first three career wins.
He is a smart type in the making and one worth following.
Race 7. (19:42) Furphy Crawford Stakes (1000m)
#3 – Flirtini – Bet @ Sportsbet
Flirtini is a talented type who only had two runs last campaign, but she should hit the ground running this season.
The six-year-old mare is a four-time winner at Ascot, and she owns two wins from three starts at this distance.
Dropping in class is ideal, so include Flirtini in selections.
Race 8. (20:18) Northerly Stakes (1400m)
#4 – Western Empire – Bet @ Sportsbet
Western Empire ended his last campaign in fine style with four consecutive wins, so we’re expecting big things.
The four-year-old son of Iffraaj scored four wins at Ascot, so he loves the track, and another big effort is expected on Saturday.
We’re confident with Pike riding, so watch for market moves.
Race 9. (20:55) Amelia Park BM66 (1400m)
#9 – Island Missile – Bet @ Sportsbet
Island Missile kicked off his preparation with a win at Northam and he looks set to continue his winning run.
The son of Smart Missile scored easily by 2.5 lengths, and he showed a handy turn-of-foot to finish over the top of them.
We wouldn’t leave him off our tickets.
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.