Ascot Preview & Best Bets – Saturday, October 14
Our form expert provides Ascot tips for today’s horse racing at Ascot Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Ascot Tips 14/10/2023
BEST BET 🏆
Race 5 No. 1 LET’S GALAHVANT – ($3.70)
They ran along at a good pace in the last as Madi Derrick found herself trapped deep from the draw on LET’S GALAHVANT. They raced wide without cover while being handy to the speed throughout yet still managed to throw the gauntlet down to Magnificent Andy into the straight. Magnificent Andy followed let’s Galahvant into the run and appeared set to put paid to them when ranging outside them. Let’s Galahvant dug in gamely under Derrick to fight it out all the way to the line. The first two came right away from the others with the latter gaining the upper hand late. Magnificent Andy was more than a shade lucky to remain on top as the pair resumed rivalries in the Listed Hannans in Kalgoorlie. He had the sweet run throughout to outlast a game Let’s Galahvant who raced wide without cover the entire.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 6 No. 13 COSMIC CRUSADER – ($3.35)
We were surprised to see no tempo going into the last at Belmont Racecourse on Saturday. The big field did string out before the anchor went down in front as the horses all found their positions early. Joseph Azzopardi found the fence early in a back position underneath the well-tried Saloon Bar. Cosmic Crusader was one of many horses over racing due to the slow tempo while wanting to do more first-up. Azzopardi found himself being shuffled further back prior to the 600m before getting off the fence and onto the back of Saloon Bar. That horse took him all the way to the line while needing to angle off his heels inside the furlong. Cosmic Crusader continued to finish strongly despite the stop start nature of the race and will improve with either more tempo or just simply some room to build into his stride.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 4 No. 9 SPLIT JETE – ($11.20)
There did not appear to be a great deal of pace on paper in a BM64 over 1400m at Belmont Park racecourse. We were surprised to see Split Jete racing so strongly on the bridle through the early stages that Holly Watson let him slide to the front. Split Jete 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.