Ascot Tips April 1
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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 – April 1
Race 6 – 2:37PM HAHN SUPERDRY HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
Race 6 is over the 1400m and CORNFLOWER can notch up her second career victory. The Alan Mathews-trained filly took a bit of time to get going in her career but has been excellent in her four runs this year, finishing as runner-up at her first two runs before braking through in dominant fashion at Bunbury on February 13. At her most recent start, which was back on February 23, the daughter of Trade Fair endured a tough time of it when posted out wide without cover for much of the trip before sticking on for 4th to Bonneville Back. She has had five weeks in between runs and should be suited back to the 1400m. She has drawn in a much better spot than the favourite in the race in Karijini Aurora and shouldn’t be too far away in the early stages.
Race 10 – 5:00PM SCHWEPPES HANDICAP (1800 METRES)
The final event of the day is a NMW over the 1800m and I AM SPARTACUS should be hard to beat. The four-year-old has not won in over a year but has finished in the top four in eight of his nine runs since and only just missed out at his most recent run, which came on March 18. On that occasion, he settled in a midfield spot and came out very wide in the straight and looked the winner with 50m to go until Overthought snuck up on his inside. He ran home in excellent fashion at Bunbury prior to that over the 1690m and gives the impression that the step up to the 1800m should suit. Paul Harvey takes the ride this time around and will give him every possible chance from barrier 3.
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