Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Saturday’s Ascot meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 9 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Good 4
Rail Position: Out 9m entire circuit
SAINTORIO won his maiden at Belmont last start despite covering plenty of extra ground. Drawn wide but can go on with it here.
HEAR MY PRAYER makes debut. He has been placed in all three trial and would expect him to have strong stable support at first start.
SYMPHONY IN RED won her only trial at Belmont with something in hand. Makes debut on her home track and looks to have plenty of ability.
PENNY ON THE QUEEN started big odds at Belmont on debut but she stayed tough final stages and held placing. She will be better from the race experience.
RULELEE has won her last two starts with relative ease. If she can hold onto that form in this she can make it three in a row.
WINSALOT only just missed behind the smart Express Time here last start. She draws to get the perfect run in transit and will get chance at some stage in the straight.
Liked the way ALIEN IN MARS hit the line when placed here first-up behind Express Time. Drawn perfectly and would not leave out.
SUNSPHERE resumes from spell. He won when fresh last time in work and if he finds that form here may sneak into a minor spot.
TRADE WAY looks the one to beat in this. Won at Pinjarra first-up from spell then has been placed in three runs since. Will get back but if he says clear room last 200m can win.
BRAGWELL has not been beaten all that far in any of his runs this time in but failed to break through for a win. He will not get a better chance than this.
CALL AGAIN resumes from a break. He is yet to place in any of his five first-up tries but this not a difficult affair and would include in exotics.
WHAT ABOUT MOI timed his run to perfection at Belmont first-up from spell and got the job done. Fitter and no reason he will not be in finish.
Tip: TRADE WAY
Going to tip one at big odds here in REQUISITION. He won here earlier in his prep and since has not been beaten all that far in any of his four starts. Each way looks nice bet here.
EXPRESS TIME made it two in a row here last start when fought the race out tenaciously to win. Drawn to get the perfect run in transit and she looks tough to beat.
KELVIN will be the leader from his inside gate and if they let him run along at his own pace he may take running down again.
BORN TO RULE resumes from a spell. She relished the heavy ground and won with something in hand at Belmont when fresh last time in work. Solid recent trial winner and must respect.
Hard to see them beating TRIX OF THE TRADE. Dominant here first-up then chimed in at right time to win in Listed company at Pinjarra last start. Smart gelding and should win easily.
FINE ROMANCE won her maiden two starts back then went to Pinjarra and chased home Trix of the Trade last start. She can figure in finish again.
UNI QUEEN finished too well for deserved win here last start. She will get right run in behind the speed and should have last crack at these.
HEAR ME SING won two in a row then backed that up with last start placing behind Trix of the Trade last start. He can sneak a place again in this.
Tip: TRIX OF THE TRADE
CHEVAL DE VAGA just keeps putting pickets up against the fence and made it five in a row here last start. He will drive through and lead these and should win again.
Liked the way RESORTMAN finished the race off here last start when beaten less than 2 lengths. Threatening to win a race like this and he gets his chance.
TINSNIP looked in need of the run when he held his ground here first-up from spell. Sure to strip fitter from the outing and a must for exotics.
CREATOR was a Pinjarra winner three starts back then followed up with two sound placings. Must include him in place chances.
Tip: CHEVAL DE VAGA
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CRISTAL DANE has been close up when placed in her last couple of starts. She deserves to return to winners stall and gets her chance in this field.
HOW’S THE SERENITY resumes from spell. She won when fresh last time in work and although drawn touch wide must respect.
SPECIAL VIEW is another fresh from a break. He has a super first-up record (3:2-0-1) and from ideal barrier he can surprise these.
BEDOUIN BELLE was a little disappointing last start but she had been going well enough previously and will get all the favours from perfect gate.
Tip: CRISTAL DANE
KISSONALLFORCHEEKS is a class mare resuming from spell. She usually races well fresh (4:1-2-0) and happy to go with her on top in this.
ISEERED ISEERED was placed in the Listed Miss Andretti two starts back then he should have finished closer last start. Expect he will be in the mix.
AMASENUS is a mare with a big finish and if the leaders go out too hard she will be there to pounce from the corner. She is a must for exotics.
COMING AROUND resumes. Has been placed in three of four first-up tries and he could be the one at odds for first four players.
FASHION QUEEN won with something in hand here two starts back then looked unlucky last start. Barrier a concern but happy to put her on top.
GINGER BAKER comes into this off a couple of solid placings. He is up to winning a race like this and is a major player.
PHANTA jumped to the front and held them all off to win here last start. If he gets his own way in front he can win again.
CRESCENT CITY looked a little unlucky late when placed here last start. He looks close to a win and gets chance in this.