Ascot Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 1

Craig Lewis Craig Lewis
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Ascot Tips 01/03/2023


Race 2 No. 3 CITY ANGEL – ($4)

William Pike makes the rider change on City Angel who has been good in two runs back. Settled around midfield early as the pace went on first-up. She moved beautifully under Paul Harvey to put herself into the race between runners on turning. The pair may have hit the front a shade too soon as they looked to put the field away. City Angel still managed to pull out enough to hold out the fast-finishing Frantic War while leaving a space back to the others. Since forced to take it up from out in the death seat when couldn’t cross the inside horse here. City angel put paid to that horse prior to straightening with the effort telling close to the line. Should find a run behind the leaders here for Pike who will give the mare an opportunity to hit the line.



Race 3 No. 3 FINCHY – ($4.60) 

We saw Divine Inanna wanting to over race on a strong tempo over 1200 metres in the 3yo Magic Millions last start. There’s not a lot of pressure in this to help her run out the trip if she relaxes better here. The race sets up for an intriguing clash with FINCHY who has hit the line strongly at her past couple. The filly is gunning for a hat-trick of wins after settling off a good tempo over 1300 metres at Belmont. Finchy came as the widest runner to put that maiden field away inside the last furlong. Followed-up by box-seating the slow tempo over this track and distance. Troy Turner drove Finchy along the inside to forge clear over the concluding stages. Brandon Louis comes back on to claim his couple and we should find the pair stalking Divine Inanna throughout the race.



Race 5 No. 6 KIA ORA JEWEL – ($10)  

We backed KIA ORA JEWEL over the seven furlongs when Sharon Miller kept him to trip at Belmont second-up. Forced to track without cover throughout with Alan Kennedy edging into the race on the turn the start prior. Kia Ora Jewel seemed to hit a flat spot-on straightening only to come on again late and we were keen to see her over more ground. There was no speed when we were on which enabled Taj Dyson to settle closer in running. He did miss the run on the back of Starchienne who held the pair in momentarily before racing on by. Since kept coming from a long way back over a mile behind Ciscojoe. Alan Kennedy comes back on to off-set a low percentage barrier while Kia Ora Jewel stays to track and distance.