We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Ascot that features nine quality betting races.
Stakes racing takes centre stage at Ascot with the Cyril Flowers Stakes. We have our best value bets available for the premier card.
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Ascot horse racing tips
Race 1. (15:37) Amelia Park Plate (1100m)
#1 – Fiorucci Mama – Bet @ Sportsbet
Fiorucci Mama showed professionalism when winning at Ascot last start. She went to the front and was never headed in the 1.3-length victory.
She is a daughter of Rommel, who showed ability at the trials but was sent out as a $12 chance on debut, despite William Pike riding.
We expect her odds to much shorter this time around.
Race 2. (16:17) Tabtouch Platinum 0MW (1200m)
#5 – Winsalot – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old mare isn’t the most consistent type going around, but she owns five placings from 10 starts at Ascot.
She was mightily close when running a nose behind Express Time last start and we like that form going forward.
Getting the inside draw is ideal over this distance and we wouldn’t be leaving her out of calculations.
Race 3. (16:57) Jillian Antartis 1MW (1400m)
#7 – River Rubicon – Bet @ Sportsbet
River Rubicon was too good for them at Mt Barker last start and he deserves his chance at this level.
The three-year-old son of Rubick showed a fine turn-of-foot, and despite rising in class, he has more upside than most here.
Race fitness helps and we’re putting him on top.
Race 4. (17:36) Crown Perth Handicap (1000m)
#6 – Born to Rule – Bet @ Sportsbet
Burn to Rule scored a win fresh up last preparation at Belmont and she could score another fresh win.
The Adam Durrant-trained daughter of Universal Ruler comes off a trial win at Lark Hill is a noted fresh up performer and only barrier 12 is against her.
We expect jockey Chris Parnham to push forward and ride the speed.
Race 5. (18:16) Morley Market Challenge Stakes (1500m)
#1 – Trix of the Trade @ $1.45 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Trix of the Trade has won five of his six starts and we’re confident he can maintain that record on Saturday.
The three-year-old son of Trade Fair won by 3.5 lengths at Ascot two back before cruising last start at skinny odds, so the $1.45 is a fair price.
Barrier three is ideal and rising in distance holds no fears.
Race 6. (18:55) Heineken 3 BM72 (1400m)
#5 – Resortman – Bet @ Sportsbet
Resortman hasn’t been at his best this season but we’re sticking with the son of Helmet.
The five-year-old is classy at best with five wins and five placings from 16 starts, so he demands attention at this level.
Running in dry conditions suits and punters could get value odds.
Race 7. (19:25) Belhus Racing Stables 1MW (1200m)
#8 – Secret Deploy – Bet @ Sportsbet
Secret Deploy scored narrowly on debut at Belmont Park before being immediately spelled, which is usually a good sign.
The three-year-old resumed with a fair trial at Lark Hill and the addition of Parnham in the saddle tells punters all they need to know.
Watch for betting moves on race day.
Race 8. (19:57) Cyril Flowers Stakes (1200m)
#11 – Triple Missile @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Triple Missile hasn’t done much wrong throughout his career, including five wins and two placings from eight starts.
Four of those wins have come at Ascot, so he loves the track and carrying 54kg puts him in the drivers’ seat.
Most of the money has come for him, so we’re in his camp.
Race 9. (20:34) Fit to Travel BM66 (1600m)
#1 – Treasured Crown – Bet @ Sportsbet
Treasured Crown didn’t have much luck fresh up, but we’re expecting an improved effort this time around.
The son of So You Think might need another run, but he has faced much harder fields than this, so that comes into it.
3kg comes off and we’re putting him in the mix.
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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.