Ascot Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday October 25 

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Ascot Tips 25/10/2023 


Race 7 No. 1 WANGO AWARD – ($7) 

Grant and Alana Williams have opted for the blinkers WANGO AWARD whilst utilizing the claim of Luke Campbell. The mare is fully fit and ready to win over a group of horses who are very early into their preps. William Pike gave Wango Award every chance from one-off the fence while settling just off the speed at Belmont. The pair came with their run on the outside part of the track only to find Bread To Flirt too tough back to the inside. Since got well back in a good race over this trip to hit the line well for second behind Malkar Pindari. There doesn’t appear to be a great deal of early pressure on here, and Campbell can follow the speed on Wango Award from their inside gate.



Race 1 No. 3 MASAMUNE – (3.30)

Tactics will play its part in the opener at Ascot Racecourse on Wednesday and we’ll back Clint Johnson-Porter to get it right on MASAMUNE. Comes out of the good trial when beating subsequent winners Insyde Success and All Play. Settled back before unleashing up the middle to look the likely winner over 1200m  first-up. Masamune just peaked on his run inside the 100m and will strip fitter while coming back slightly to 1100m. Struck a race where there was just simply no pace involved whilst drawing wide last start. CJP just had to suck it up and go back from the draw. Masamune ran a massive last 600m to just miss Ayumi who will be hard to beat again today. Fares better from the barrier draw this week and Masamune can finally put himself into the winners stall. 



Race 3 No. 7 VENTURO – ($5.50) 

There’s a few horses engaged in the third race at Ascot Racecourse who have a habit of stepping slowly out of the gates. These include expected speed horses Protégé and also VENTURO who is racing on debut. We’ll go with the latter as our Value Bet selection while he’s just touching that each-way quote of $5.50. Venturo was a little slow out of the machines before turning in a handy trial behind subsequent winner Phence Sitter. Trainer Dan Morton then elected to trial Venturo in the blinkers. Venturo wasn’t the best away again under Chris Parnham before mustering to lead and win his trial in smart time. Happy to have seen him trial in blinkers already, and we like having Chris Parnham staying on the horse.