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Ascot WA Tips May 18 - Best bets for Ascot horse racing on Saturday

Adam Cusworth in Free Tips 16 May 2019
  • 2 to 4 best bets for each Ascot meeting on Saturday.
  • Previous results included.

Perth’s Ascot Racecourse stages the feature racing in WA on Saturday and we pick out the best bets to be backing.

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Ascot Tips - May 18


Race 4 - 2:42PM AUSTRALIAN RACING HALL OF FAME HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
A promising bunch of three-year-olds line up in Race 4 of the day and I am going with the unbeaten NOT TO BE MIST to make it four wins from as many starts. The Adam Durrant-trained galloper enjoys a bit of a fitness edge on some of his rivals and charged to victory at Ascot at a midweek meeting just over a week ago. He looks up to the step up in grade. In his recent wins he has settled just behind the speed before peeling off them around the turn and his jockey, Brodie Kirby, might look to do the same on Saturday. The apprentice hoop claims 2kg and the pair have drawn ideally. 

Race 6 - 3:50PM PERTH GLORY HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
This looks to be a nice race for the promising filly LEADING GIRL to kick off her campaign. The Grant & Alana Williams-trained galloper has had four starts for two wins and stepped up to Group 3 level before spelling. In the recent race she wasn't disgraced when placing behind the star performer, Arcadia Queen, and she has tuned up for this with two recent trials. They include a win in the most recent of those. The booking of Willy Pike is a bonus and the top hoop will likely get back in what should be a solidly run race early on. Look for her to be charging home at the business end. 

Previous Ascot Tips:


May 11


Race 4 - 2:24PM DEB NEWTON 50TH BIRTHDAY HANDICAP (1400 METRES) 
Race 4 at Ascot pits the three-year-olds up against one another and after a couple of impressive wins, INFLATION can go on with the job. The Darren Mcauliffe-trained galloper has won three of six and was strong two starts ago at Pinjarra over the 1300m before taking out a 1MW at Ascot on April 27. On that occasion he did all the work in the middle stages of the race and travelled around them at the bend but found plenty to edge past I Am Spartacus. He has had three runs this time in and should be at peak fitness in his quest to make it a hat-trick. 
Result: 2nd

Race 6 - 3:45PM VALE KENT JOHNSTON HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
After a spring campaign that culminated with a win in the Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) the highly promising THE VELVET KING makes his return and he should be hard to hold out in Race 6 at Ascot. Another from the Mcauliffe stable, The Velvet King took out the Fairetha Stakes (1400m) when resuming at his last campaign before tiring when leading in the W.A.Guineas (1400m). He was put away after bouncing back after that. The son of Universal Ruler comes into this with a winning trial under his belt and should prove to be too classy here. 
Result: 2nd

May 4

Race 7 - 4:15PM NEOMETALS HANDICAP (1800 METRES)
Race 7 at Ascot is a BenchMark 64 and MIDNIGHT SKY can bounce back after missing out at her past couple. The Adam Durrant-trained mare won in this grade three starts ago before finishing 6th off a wide run over the 1600m and then a 4th on the Soft track a fortnight ago. The consistent performer is giving the impression that the extra distance will suit and there should be more pace in this race compared to her last couple with a number of rivals set to push forward. She will go very close. 
Result: Unplaced

Race 8 - 4:55PM END HOMELESSNESS HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
The final event of the day at Ascot is over the 1400m and LITTLE FISH is the one they have to beat. The four-year-old has finished in the money in all of his 10 career runs and was a bit of a sitting duck last time after doing all the work to chase down the leading pair before being nailed by a swooper in the form of Settler's Creek right on the line. He meets that horse slightly better at the weights and has again drawn to be in a prominent spot. The son of Patronize is a clear top pick. 
Result: 4th

April 27


Race 5 - 3:35PM ROD BROWN 70TH BIRTHDAY HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
Race 5 of the day is a 1MW and INFLATION should be hard to beat. The Darren Mcauliffe-trained galloper lined up here two starts ago and overraced on the moderate speed before only managing 5th but improved when second up, taking out a Class 1 at Pinjarra when strong to the line. The step up to the 1400m should suit and he might get a cheap time of it out in front as he looks to be the only genuine leader engaged in this race. Stick with him. 
Result (1st - $2.20)

Race 7 - 4:45PM DAVID GRAYS AGLINK HANDICAP (1600 METRES)
The final event of the day is a BenchMark 64 and NEW AGE can close the day out on top with Willy Pike on board. The lightly raced five-year-old has won seven of 14 and was a last start winner ahed of Superior Smile last time in a similar affair. She tends to race well over the 1600m at the Ascot track and at her previous run at the track & distance she narrowly went down after being stuck in traffic. A slight concern in the 60kg but she won with a bit in hand last time, while the booking of Pike should help. 
Result (unplaced)


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