Ascot Preview & Best Bets – Tuesday 07 November
Our form expert provides Ascot tips for today’s horse racing at Ascot Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Ascot Tips 7/11/2023
BEST BET 🏆
Race 4 No. 2 PLAYBALL – ($8)
We’re confident that Brad Parnham will attempt to be positive early from an outside alley in the small field on PLAYBALL. The horse mustered quickly under Parnham to put himself into a good spot behind the leaders at just his second race start. He did take the gap when asked before peaking late on his run as Weeraechoux raced past with momentum. There was plenty of speed back to their inside last time out as the pair jumped from a similar wide gate. Playball drifted back in the field after a positive beginning before racing home strongly behind all-the-way winner Ima Single Girl. Neville Parnham will have Playball at his top now going into his third straight run over this track and distance where he should prove hard to beat.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 9 No. 1 BECALOTTI – ($4.25)
Could BECALOTTI cross to lead them after beginning out of the car park? That’s the question we’ll be putting our money on as we gamble on a favourable answer. We’ve been keen to be on Becalotti all prep and just haven’t been able to find our way to her due to some of these tricky gates she’s been drawing. She is coming back a furlong after jumping out of this gate to sit on the girth of No Change who led at a strong tempo. Becalotti was game as always while clearly having enough nearing the 100m behind the Amber Glide. There doesn’t appear to be a lot of genuine speed engaged here and we would imagine that Tiarnna Robertson hasn’t done a lot with Becalotti between runs.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 5 No. 5 SPLIT JETE – ($7)
We were surprised to see Split Jete racing strongly on the bridle under Holly Watson over 1400m at Belmont. Split Jete led to set a fast enough tempo to ensure this field completed the course some 10L faster than the BM68 heat won by Valency in the next. Wakan Tanka and Abbou were the two horses expected to go forward with both horses enjoying a trail off the leader. Split Jete and Wakan Tanka had dropped the latter upon entering the straight with Wakan Tanka gaining the upper hand. Split Jete responded to the urgings of Watson to regain the lead inside the 100m; only to succumb to a well-timed run from Amber Glide in the shadows. Split Jete should appreciate a bit more galloping room after racing keenly between horses at his next start and can improve sharply on that run.