Ascot Preview & Best Bets – Saturday 24 February 

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Ascot Tips 24/03/2024 


Race 4 No. 2 COOL MEMORY – ($8.50)

Brad Parnham has drawn perfectly to give COOL MEMORY the run of the race at Ascot on Saturday. The pair come through a deep race during the midweeks at Belmont where Cool Memory was slowly into stride. Parnham was quick to go to work on his mount, sending Cool Memory out after the leader. They moved at a good tempo through the early part of the race  before finishing off with a fast last 600m. Cool Memory had taken control shortly after straightening before fending off the late challenge of Royal Toronado. Trainer Darren McAuliffe brings Cool Memory to town to where he is back slightly in trip and should be peaking into his prep.



Race 7 No. 3 CASH AWAY – ($10)

We’ve marked CASH AWAY as a horse of interest following the reviews of both his first and second-up runs this time in. Holly Watson has come back to last on him in both of those runs before transferring the whip through to her left hand. Circled as the widest into the straight when getting home hard to just miss Premium Choice in a photo over 1000 metres first-up. She rode for luck on him when Cash Away was well out of his ground second-up over 1200 metres. He made late ground between horses inside the furlong behind Red Fifty Three last time out. Paul Harvey didn’t find a lot of room off of an inside gate at Pinjarra Racecourse on over 1400 metres last time. Brayden Gaerth affords a claim for Cash Away from a middle gate this week with Misty Bazeley stepping him up to a mile.



Race 6 No. 4 INDIE RULER – ($7.50)

The Luke Fenie trained INDIE RULER made it four wins from his past five race starts when leading all the way on his home track on Saturday. Indie Ruler now has two Ascot Saturday wins to his name and is climbing through the handicap ratings. He sat outside the leader to kick into the straight and win over 1000 metres on an on-pace dominated day when resuming. Backed it up a fortnight later as Jade McNaught sent her mount straight to the front. They scooted along at a quick tempo again and managed to win despite hanging badly under pressure. The second-up win came on a day where leaders found it hard to win and Indie Ruler ran one of the faster times relative to the day. Indie Ruler was brave off a hot pace last start, finishing behind the placegetters when he couldn’t cross to the better ground up the Pinjarra straight. Drawn outhouse again while back in grade on Saturday.