Ascot Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 19
Our form expert provides Ascot tips for today’s horse racing at Ascot Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Ascot Tips 19/04/2023
BEST BET 🏆
Race 1 No. 4 ULTIMATE COMMAND – ($3.75)
We saw good improvement from the Neville Parnham trained mare ULTIMATE COMMAND who went close to winning first-up. She jumped fast under Luke Campbell who asked the mare to take a sit behind the leader as they flew along in front. Ultimate Command took over into the straight before engaging in a dogfight with the winner Leica Jaguar. That winner did have the cold sit on Ultimate Command throughout and it took all of the straight to nail her. That run from Ultimate Command came over this track and trip and off the back of a winning trial at Belmont. She showed pace again to lead that trial under Campbell who kept her honest to the line. Strips fitter and will prove hard to run down from a good gate.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 3 No. 9 MISS ROCKJOY – ($12)
Clint Johnston-Porter gets back aboard 2yo MISS ROCKJOY after guiding her into second place behind Shell Bell last prep. She was second-up that day while coming off an honest debut behind Home James. She ran smart times in both of those 1000m and 1100 metre races before Sue Olive tipped her out. Olive brought her filly back for a crack at the Gimcrack over 1100m where Miss Rockjoy was trucking with nowhere to go. Hard to get a guide as to where she could have finished should she have been build momentum. Get out to the seven furlongs now from a good draw and is priced to play.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 6 No. 8 PAZZO CAVALLO – ($51)
There will be plenty of worse 50/1 shots going around than PAZZO CAVALLO on Wednesday. The locally trained galloper does have a habit of being slowly away in his races. The trait wasn’t enough to cost him his maiden victory as Pazzo Cavallo stormed home to score over 1200m at York. Followed with yet another win from the back as he got up to beat Floppy over 1400m at Belmont. Jayce Buckley chanced his arm in town with his latest run where Pazzo Cavallo was well held in a good race behind Rusty Dreams. They were staying to the 1400m that day and Pazzo Cavallo seemed to lose contact on turning. He was doing his best work inside the furlong and may just give them something to think about here.