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Ascot Tips October 31

  • 2 to 4 best bets for each Ascot meeting
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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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TIME TO SIZZLE should be hard to beat in Race 2 of the day at Ascot. The four-year-old mare has won four of her eight career starts to date and was super impressive when resuming with a win at Belmont on September 28. On that occasion, the daughter of City Place settled in a midfield position and cruised past her rivals in the straight, going on to win by just under two lengths from Dia De La Raza. She produced the fastest last 400m of the entire meeting and went more than seven lengths faster than standard benchmark over the last 600m en route to going more than two lengths faster overall. She is capable of improvement at her second run and should find a spot in the early stages, while she has won three of four at the Ascot track. She looks to be the one.

NICCOVI shapes as an interesting contender in Race 6 of the day. The Simon Miller-trained mare returned off a long break at Ascot over the 1000m on October 17 and produced an encouraging effort when finishing 3rd behind Elite Street. In that race, she settled in a midfield spot and was left a bit flat footed at the top of the straight as the race developed into a bit of a sit sprint. She went 10 lengths faster than standard over the last 600m to land just under two lengths from the winner. Last year, she headed to Melbourne for a crack at some of the carnival races and was runner-up in both the William Crockett Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley and the Red Roses Stakes (1200m) at Flemington. She has won just one of 11 but has placed in six others and does have a bit of a class edge on this lot. With Brad Parnham on board, she can get the job done.

One of the key races at Ascot on Saturday is the Prince Of Wales Stakes and it is STAGEMAN that should be hard to beat. The Adam Durrant-trained galloper has had two runs this time in and claimed victory in the Black Heart Bart Stakes (1200m) before finishing 3rd in a blanket finish behind Indian Pacific over the 1000m on October 17. In that race, the six-year-old settled just worse than midfield in a slowly run race but produced the fastest last 200m of the race and the fourth fastest last 400m of the entire meeting before just missing out. He sticks to the 1000m and the speed looks solid up front for him to launch at them late. The son of Written Tycoon will be hard to hold out.

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