Ascot Preview & Best Bets – October 12
Our form expert provides Ascot tips for today’s horse racing at Ascot Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Ascot Tips 12/10/2022
BEST BET 🏆
Race 2 No. 6 MADAME PRO – ($5)
Nice to see MADAME PRO draw a barrier after being treated with the visitors at her first couple. Jumped cleanly on debut as trainer Vaughn Sigley sent her around over 1500 metres. She came back under Patrick Carbery to settle by the tail with the pace slackening in front. Made ground between horses late in what was a forgive run while gaining race experience. Sigley tipped her out and brought her back as Paul Harvey sent her forward from the wide draw over 1200 metres. Found no luck trapped 3WNC on a strong tempo while still having the cheek to be a winning chance into the straight. She gave the hotpot fav Arcadia Star a fight up the Belmont straight to be beaten less than half a length. Stays to trip and Carbery can give her a treat behind the pressure that’s expected to build from out wide.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 1 No. 8 EX SPORT GIRL – ($7)
Steve Wolfe clearly had in the back of his mind that he may replace the blinkers on EX SPORT GIRL with a set of winkers. She jumped beautifully in her trial for Shaun McGruddy as Wolfe tinkered with the gear change. Importantly, Ex Sport Girl also relaxed okay while being restrained behind the speed. McGruddy wound her up towards the middle of the track with his filly extending to score under some encouragement. Blinkers went back on for resumption as she jumped best from her wide alley in Northam. Over raced as McGruddy attempted to restrain his filly into a position before cruising up to them on turning. Couldn’t peg back the leader who had a soft run in transit while easily accounting for the rest. Showed ability when last in work can hopefully settle better off the speed here as Natasha Faithfull takes the mount.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 3 No. 12 FLURO NEURO – ($15)
We were keen on Visions Of Grace as our best bet on the abandoned second half of the Northam meeting last week. The Guineas and Northerly nominee have accepted to go around on the same track on Thursday where he’ll be hard to beat. Visions Of Grace did plenty right prior when settling off the speed to nudge out FLURO NEURO in a driving finish. Fluro Neuro travelled kindly on the speed for Shaun O’Donnell that day in what was his debut run. Attempted to put them away from the top of the straight before settling down to fight it out with the quality filly back to his inside. He may have just missed then, however gets his chance to atone from the good draw at Ascot on Wednesday.