Ascot Preview & Best Bets – November 5
Our form expert provides Ascot tips for today’s horse racing at Ascot Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Ascot Tips 5/11/2022
BEST BET 🏆
Race 7 No. 14 SWEAR TO GOD – ($4.40)
SWEAR TO GOD opened a silly short price when resuming following a successful 2yo prep plus an impressive trial leading in. Punters kept their money in their pockets, demanding respect from the corps as the colt drifted come start time. All Show was visually impressive in leading to kick on turning and winning comfortably. Swear To God had settled her back the fence and appeared to be climbing for room while fresh. That run was enough to write his name into the #WABlackbookers and we jumped on board second-up as he scored under Laqdar Ramoly. We’ll be on again as we get to see were Swear To God fits in with the older horses.
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Race 8 No. 2 MASSIMO – ($4)
The Ascot training duo of Chris & Michael Gangemi sent a two-pronged attack into the EURYTHMIC STAKES with MASSIMO setting a hot tempo. His stablemate Titan Blinders peeled off his back to nail him for second placing as Resortman enjoyed the run of the race behind that pair to nail them both for victory. Massimo has compiled an impressive win strike rate and continues to race amongst some of the state’s best. He did have a horse whip around to keep the pressure on early, asking the question of Massimo while he was racing first-up. Beaten in a three-way go by two fit horses and generally holds his form going into the next couple of runs.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 3 No. 8 ZADAR ROCK – ($8.50)
Tactics will play a fair part in the Apprentices Cup out to a trip and Keshaw Dhurun will ensure ZADAR ROCK moves into a prominent position early. Dhurun had been hard at work during the past couple of runs on Zadar Rock who can struggle to find his feet early. The pair managed to find the front running, eventually going on to score over seven furlongs in Northam. Zadar Rock was away evenly at best when racing in town over the mile last start. Dhurun kept the work up to him with his horse finding the front running eventually in a slowly run race. Zadar Rock fought back doggedly as Bannana peeled off his back to score. Unknown out to a trip, Zadar Rock does tend to settle well once into a rhythm.