Ascot Preview & Best Bets – 20/04/2024 

Craig Lewis Craig Lewis
Free expert tips for Ascot horse racing today. Preview, best bets & predictions for Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 11 May April, 2024 

Our form expert provides Ascot tips for today’s horse racing at Ascot Racecourse and gives his best bets.    

Ascot Tips 20/04/2024 


Race 10 No. 7 THE BOSS LADY – ($3.60)

Big win from THE BOSS LADY who missed the kick over this track and trip first-up here a fortnight ago. The filly was impressive during her first prep in winning three of her five races for trainer Michael Lane. Thought her trial was just fair leading into resumption and so we were happy to back Playing Games with a map advantage. The Boss Lady showed no speed whatsoever and struggled into get into stride under Chris Parnham. Playing Games peeled wide to have her crack at the leaders who went hard. Parnham plotted his course closer to the fence with The Boss Lady in what proved the winning move. The Boss lady got her nose down in time to out-point Close Talker and Playing Games. 



Race 7 No. 7 SIREN ASSAULT – ($6)

Cantankerous filly SIREN ASSAULT played-up prior to the start when racing over 1000m here first-up. She became keen on the bridle after beginning well to race behind the leaders as Blue Rocket controlled the speed. That horse came away for an impressive win while Chris Parnham was having his hands full in keeping Siren Assault racing in a straight line. Jumped awkwardly and wanted to lay-in before Parnham used his filly’s speed to go to the front. Siren Assault never gave the others a chance from there and clearly appreciated finding the rail into the straight. She ran time while defeating Bustling who looms as the main danger on Saturday. Both Siren Assault and Bustling won their last major lead-up race, and we are keen to be on the filly again.



Race 6 No. 5 PLAYING GAMES – ($10)

We followed PLAYING GAMES with good success last prep before trainer Meryl Hayley got her filly out to black-type races. She settled on the speed second-up for Ladqar Ramoly before racing away and breaking her maiden status as an odds-on pop in Northam. Paid far better as Hayley brought Playing Games to the midweeks in town for another impressive win. Ramoly found the box-seat for Playing Games for an armchair ride into the race when the filly resumed over 1000m here a fortnight ago. She was tipped out for third in a close go for the photo as The Boss Lady got over the top of them late. They ran a sharp time for the race and Playing Games drops 1.5kg while stripping fitter for the run.