We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Ascot that features 10 quality betting races.
The 3YO Classic headlines the card at Ascot, and we have our best value bets available.
Ascot horse racing tips
Race 1. (14:58) Amelia Park Plate (1000m)
#8 – Pot Shot – Bet @ Sportsbet
Pot Shot is on debut after winning two trials and having William Pike in the saddle doesn’t hurt her chances.
The daughter of Demerit won both trials over 400m, so she will need to handle the rise in distance. However, we expect most of the money to come for her on race day.
It could pay to follow betting moves.
Race 2. (15:36) Tabtouch Westspeed 0MW (1600m)
#2 – Ginger Flyer – Bet @ Sportsbet
Ginger Flyer hasn’t done much wrong in three starts this preparation, including a win and two second placings.
The Simon Miller-trained five-year-old is a two-time winner at Ascot, so she does her best racing on this track.
3kg comes off her back, so she goes on top.
Race 3. (16:16) Crown Perth 1MW (1800m)
#2 – Roman Flirt – Bet @ Sportsbet
Roman Flirt is a professional five-time winner from 19 starts, and although yet to win at Ascot, she has gone close on two occasions.
The Pearce-trained six-year-old was only fair at Northam last start, but conditions didn’t suit. She should be better on Saturday, especially with Pike riding.
Look for strong betting moves on race day.
Race 4. (16:56) Drummond Golf BM66 (1600m)
#9 – Reliable Star – Bet @ Sportsbet
Reliable Star got the job done by a nose last start and she could kick on with it now.
The Adam Durrant-trained four-year-old has gone close to winning at Ascot with two placings, so she’s knocking on the door.
Carrying 55kg should bring her into contention.
Race 5. (17:33) Crown Sports Bar BM78 (1400m)
#4 – Kaptain Kaos – Bet @ Sportsbet
Kaptain Kaos is unbeaten in three starts this preparation. All three came at Belmont, but the four-year-old is a two-time winner at Ascot.
With six wins from 10 starts, we’re not overlooking his chances of more success. He’s a rising star, and that should be reflected in betting markets.
Anything above $2 is a good price.
Race 6. (18:10) Schweppes 1MW (1400m)
#6 – Pure Devotion – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Williams-trained four-year-old has yet to finish worse than third from five starts, so he’s consistent.
He scored a win four back and followed it up with three placings, so there is nothing wrong with his form going forward.
Barrier four is ideal and it’s another premium ride for Pike.
Race 7. (18:45) Crown Metropol BM66 (1200m)
#4 – Graceful Girl – Bet @ Sportsbet
Graceful Girl is a quality four-year-old mare who is unbeaten in three starts over this distance.
She is a four-time winner from seven starts, and she has yet to finish worse than third throughout her career.
Her last start win at Belmont was full of class, and we’re excited for her return.
Race 8. (19:22) Heineken 3 BM72 (1000m)
#2 – Miss Conteki – Bet @ Sportsbet
Miss Conteki owns seven wins from 10 starts and she is one of the highlight runners at Ascot.
She is unbeaten in two fresh up starts, so she hits the ground running. Six of her seven wins have come at Ascot, so the statistics read well.
She should have little trouble competing against this level of opposition.
Race 9. (20:00) Crown Perth 3YO Classic (1000m)
#13 – Arcadia Grace @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Arcadia Grace made a winning debut at Northam by 2.8 lengths, and she could be the next star from the Williams stable.
The daughter of Hinchinbrook is bred to be good, and she paid $1.50 on debut, so the $3.10 is a value price this time around.
Pike rides with 53kg on her back, which is ideal.
Race 10. (20:35) Seppelt Wines BM66 (1200m)
#10 – Secret Plan – Bet @ Sportsbet
William Pike could have a big day, and it could end with Secret Plan coming up with the goods.
The four-year-old gelding comes off a win at Belmont last season, and he hits form quickly in his campaign.
Barrier three should see him get every chance in the run.
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.