Ascot Tips May 16
- 2 to 4 best bets for each Ascot meeting
Perth’s Ascot Racecourse stages the feature racing in WA. Our form expert provides Ascot Tips as we highlight the best bets to be backing.
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ASCOT TIPS – MAY 16
Race 6 – 3:15PM HAPPY 40TH TRAVIS FOLLOWS HANDICAP (1000 METRES)
I’m pretty keen on the former Victorian galloper, CONDOR HEROES, in Race 6 of the day at Ascot. The five-year-old showed promise as a youngster but his form tapered off last year before switching to the Gangemi stables. He was a massive trial winner and held on at his Perth debut, before cruising to a four length win ahead of Stable Secret on May 2. In that race, he ran six lengths quicker than benchmark, which is just 0.3 lengths behind the career peak he set as a two-year-old and is better than the career peak of any other runner in this race except State Attorney, who has run 0.2 lengths quicker earlier this year. He sticks to the 1000m and from barrier 2 he looks to be the one.
Race 7 – 3:50PM CROWN PERTH HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
This is a suitable assignment for the consistent LORENTINO, who drops back down to Rating 66+ level after a solid 3rd placing at Ascot a month ago. In his recent run, he led at a solid tempo, running 14 lengths faster than benchmark until the 600m mark and just faded late in the piece as the handy Utgard Loki went on to win. Prior to that, he led all the way at this level ahead of Luke’s Gold. He gets back to the 1400m and while the tempo does look solid around him, he is capable of sustaining a good cruising speed. The 1.5kg claim for Chloe Azzopardi will help his chances and he will be in it for a long way.
Race 8 – 4:25PM AMELIA PARK-ROMA CUP (1200 METRES)
ANGELIC RULER takes on some big names in the Roma Cup (1200m) but could hardly have been more impressive when stepping out at Ascot recently, taking over in the last 100m of the race to defeat Flower Of War at Listed level in the Sheila Gwynne Classic. She rises to Group 3 level but is no stranger in this grade and was excellent in Melbourne in a series of races in the spring, finishing runner-up to Savatiano in the Tristarc Stakes (1400m) when third up. She was nine lengths quicker than benchmark at her most recent run, while she is capable of producing similar figures over the 1200m. Willy Pike sticks with the daughter of Redoute’s Choice and should get the perfect trail into it from barrier 2.
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