Ascot Preview & Best Bets – Saturday December 24

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Ascot Tips 24/12/2022


Race 7 No. 9 BURNYA TO SURVIVE – ($2.50) 

Jason Miller sent William Pike around on BURNYA TO SURVIVE to score an impressive victory on Northerly Stakes Day. Punters sent Burnya To Survive around as the popular elect in a wide-open betting affair. Supporters had no need of concern though with Pike guiding him home in the last to win like an odds-on pop! The pair had to do it against the grain of the day by settling near the tail of the field early. Speed up front was solid and Burnya To Survive loomed ominously while turning as the widest runner into the straight. He looked ultra-impressive in the way that he let down to the line and we believe he can continue through the grades.



Race 1 No. 1 SKY DUKE – ($3.20)

The Parnham crew team up with the race-fit SKY DUKE who comes out of a strong race from last start. He had previously been kept to the shorter sprints including being held-out by Lexington City recently. Sky Duke had been trapped wide on the speed over the 1000 metres before challenging into the straight. Lexington City responded by carrying Sky Duke off the track with the outside horse tiring inside the last fifty metres. Sky Duke then bounced back over 1200 metres at Belmont before being claimed late over this trip here last week.



Race 9 No. 4 BIG SCREEN – ($11)  

We wrote Playing Marika straight into the #WABlackbookers file following her effort behind the ever-consistent BIG SCREEN. This led us to backing Big Screen himself when getting out to the mile here. Showed his usual gate speed though Shaun O’Donnell still had to do a bit of work through the early stages. Big Screen remained pressured throughout and was entitled to wilt as he did late. Since bounced back to somewhere near his best when settling outside the leader to finish second over 1400 metres. There doesn’t appear to be the same pressure in this, and Troy Turner can have Big Screen bowling along as he likes.