Ascot Preview & Best Bets – October 19
Our form expert provides Ascot tips for today’s horse racing at Ascot Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Ascot Tips 19/10/2022
BEST BET 🏆
Race 5 No. 5 INVINCIBLE RUBY – ($4.60)
Jackie Panizza tipped INVINCIBLE RUBY out following her tough debut win at Belmont on a Heavy track. The market didn’t want to know her despite a trial win coming into the race. The filly missed the kick slightly off an inside draw, placing herself at a disadvantage from the onset. Clint Johnston-Porter let her come back to the tail of the bunching field before bustling his way through the pack into the straight. The pair found a narrow gap by the furlong before copping a check from either side. Invincible Ruby showed incredible determination to not turn it up and call it a day. Her will to win was evident in how she knuckled to task to storm over the top of her rivals. Has shown a similar eagerness to please her rider in both trials this time, whilst also jumping better at her most recent.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 4 No. 5 RHYTHM STAR – ($6)
RHYTHM STAR put in the eye-catching run after blowing the start here a week ago. The mare was racing second-up for local trainer Colin Webster with Troy Turner hunting the fence shortly after. He had to hold up and wait on her while turning before working her into the clear as they straightened. Rhythm Star started to come on strongly up the middle of the track before peaking on her run to grind the last 100 metres. Jordan Turner takes the mount as Rhythm Star stays to class and distance. Doesn’t look to be a lot of pressure in front so we’ll be hoping the pair can make better use of an ideal draw.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 7 No. 9 LORD AUGUSTUS – ($15)
Steven Parnham partnered LORD AUGUSTUS here back in March when the horse won a similar grade over 1100 metres. Parnham stalked the hot pace set by Nuhad with Lord Augustus knuckling down to task on the Good surface and nailing his prey late. Peter Lynch raised the bar for his charge, sending Lord Augustus over this trip in city grade. He lobbed handy again before being found out in that class, though he wasn’t disgraced either. There’s no mad speed here, though there is plenty of pressure from the middle and outer barriers. This could suit Parnham as he rejoins Lord Augustus in the saddle with the pair gaining a nice run from an inside gate,