We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Ascot that features nine quality betting races.
Stakes racing takes centre stage in Perth and we have our best bets available.
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Ascot horse racing tips
Race 1. (15:37) Belhus Racing Stables Plate (1000m)
#2 – Saintorio – Bet @ Sportsbet
Saintorio is searching for his third consecutive win and he does some of his best racing at Ascot.
The two-year-old son of Oratorio owns a win and a placing on the track, including a one-length victory last time out.
We expect bookmakers to have him firm in the betting markets.
Race 2. (16:17) Fabulous T McKenzie BM62 (1000m)
#3 – He’s a Sizzler – Bet @ Sportsbet
He’s a Sizzler has finished in the money in eight of his 10 career starts, so he’s always worth having on your ticket.
The three-year-old son of Sizzling owns a win and three placings at Ascot and there wasn’t much wrong with his third placing last start.
It’s an even field and he could be the one to beat.
Race 3. (16:57) Tabtouch Westspeed 0MW (1400m)
#4 – Halatorian – Bet @ Sportsbet
Halatorian scored back-to-back wins earlier this campaign and anything close to those efforts takes him close.
The four-year-old gelding has yet to fire in two starts at Ascot, but he did finish fourth on this track two starts back.
There isn’t much to this field and punters should get each-way odds.
Race 4. (17:36) Happy Birthday Fergo 1MW (1100m)
#5 – Cash Away – Bet @ Sportsbet
Cash Away comes off back-to-back wins at Pinjarra and Belmont, so he’s good enough to win at this level.
The three-year-old gelding showed a fine turn-of-foot to win last time out and getting an inside barrier should see him fighting out the finish.
Punters should expect him to be at short odds on race day.
Race 5. (18:16) Crown Perth BM72 (1000m)
#3 – Express Time – Bet @ Sportsbet
Express Time has been an excellent bet this season after posting a placing followed by three straight wins.
The Neville Parnham-trained five-year-old is a four-time winner at Ascot and seven-time winner over the distance, so the stats read well.
We would be surprised if he wasn’t heavily backed to win.
Race 6. (18:55) Amelia Park 1MW (1600m)
#6 – Tradem’ In – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tradem’ In comes off a win at Pinjarra and he powered through the line to score by a nose.
The four-year-old son of Trade Fair owns three wins and four placings from 11 starts, so he’s never too far away from the prize.
His best form comes on good tracks so he gets conditions to suit.
Race 7. (19:35) Drummond Golf BM66 (2200m)
#6 – Chuck a Luck – Bet @ Sportsbet
Chuck a Luck might not be in his best form, but we’re keeping the faith with the five-year-old gelding.
The son of Niagara didn’t have much luck at Ascot when being caught wide, so it could pay to forgive that effort.
He’s talented at best and value odds should be available.
Race 8. (20:12) Detonator Stakes (1800m)
#4 – Platoon @ $6.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Platoon is a proven runner at the highest level and that bodes well for this level of racing.
The six-year-old gelding is a four-time winner and 13-time placegetter at Ascot, so he knows the track well.
Finishing third behind Midnight Blue last start is an excellent form guide, so put him on top.
Race 9. (20:48) Heineken 3 Handicap (1800m)
#5 – Wee Ripper – Bet @ Sportsbet
Wee Ripper comes off consecutive placings at Ascot and Pinjarra, so he’s close to breaking through for an overdue win.
The seven-year-old son of Blackfriars is a two-time winner on the track and he loves the distance, so there is no reason why he can’t win.
Punters should get value odds on race day.
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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.