We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Ascot that features nine quality betting races.
The Western Australian Derby headlines the card and we have our best value bets available.
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Ascot horse racing tips
Race 1. (14:04) Glenroy Chaff BM72 (1000m)
#2 – Express Time – Bet @ Neds
Express Time is in a winning mood after posting four wins from her last six starts.
The five-year-old mare is a five-time winner at Ascot and a seven-time winner over the distance, so the statistics read well.
Her last-start placing is a good form guide and she can bounce back.
Race 2. (14:41) Pepsi Max 1MW (1100m)
#4 – Dunbar – Bet @ Neds
Dunbar is only a two-time winner from 12 starts but he has been threatening to win this preparation.
The four-year-old gelding comes off a second placing at Belmont and anything close to that effort should see him going well.
Getting an apprentice claim helps and we’re confident of his chances.
Race 3. (15:21) Schweppes Tonic Plate (1100m)
#1 – Swear to God – Bet @ Neds
Swear to God got the job done nicely on debut by 1.8 lengths and we like his chances of staying unbeaten.
The two-year-old showed a good turn-of-foot in running a quick time, so he has plenty of upside and we’re sticking with him.
Barrier 13 is a worry but he has the barrier speed to overcome it.
Race 4. (16:01) Tabtouch Platinum (1200m)
#6 – Premium Choice – Bet @ Neds
Premium Choice kicked off his campaign with a win at Esperance and he has since placed at Ascot.
The four-year-old gelding was only 1.5 lengths behind the winner and it was a good debut effort at the track.
Barrier six is ideal and he should get a nice trip in transit.
Race 5. (16:39) Cool Ridge BM62 (1200m)
#3 – Success Play – Bet @ Neds
Success Play scored consecutive wins at Northam and Ascot last campaign, so the class is there.
The three-year-old gelding didn’t fire a shot in a tough race last start, but this is much easier and punters should forgive the effort.
He has since placed in a trial and he looks ready to fire.
Race 6. (17:15) Crown Perth BM78 (1400m)
#7 – God Has Chosen – Bet @ Neds
God Has Chosen has yet to finish worse than second from eight starts, including five wins and three second placings.
The four-year-old son of Playing God comes off a three-length win at Ascot and he hasn’t been asked for much in two recent trials.
Getting the inside draw for his return should see him right around the mark.
Race 7. (17:55) Amelia Park Handicap (2400m)
#3 – Chuck a Luck – Bet @ Neds
Chuck a Luck scored by 4.5 lengths at Ascot last start and he could have his confidence back.
The Neville Parnham-trained gelding turned his form around significantly with the win and this isn’t a strong field, so he could take advantage.
Punters could get each-way odds on race day.
Race 8. (18:35) Schweppes W.A Derby (2400m)
#3 – Alaskan God @ $2.30 – Bet @ Neds
Punters have every reason to be confident with the three-year-old gelding after winning four on the bounce.
The son of Playing God defeated Trix of the Trade by a length last time out and that’s the best form guide coming into this race.
We’re happy with the odds available and he could shorten to around $2 on race day.
Race 9. (19:15) Furphy BM66 (1600m)
#10 – Trade War – Bet @ Neds
Trade War is always around the mark and he owns five placings from six starts at Ascot.
The Lane-trained four-year-old own three wins and five placings from 14 starts, so the consistency is there and this race is there for the taking.
Getting barrier two is ideal and punters should get each-way odds.
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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.