Horse Racing Tips & Previews – Ascot | Sat 19th March

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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: True entire circuit

Back to the 1000m was the key for MY BABY BLUE JEAN at Pinjarra last start when she was dominant. Has abundance of speed and she will be in front for a long way in this.

ROCKIN’ RUPERT resumes from a spell. Won two of his three starts at first prep and placed in the other. He is a smart gelding and sure to be in the mix again.

STATE OF POWER burst through final stages and won here last start. Finds similar and she will be the way to watch for last 200m.


GOLD MERITS finished too well to get the money at Belmont three back then she has been beaten less than a length in last couple. Drawn perfectly and just needs luck in straight.

GALLANT RANGER won two straight to begin this campaign then he has been placed in next three starts. Will get ideal run in transit and cannot leave out.

STELLA FAIR won at Pinjarra two starts back then again was too smart at York last start. Deserves chance in town and would not leave her out of chances.


CRESCENT CITY had perfect run and the gap opened at right time for him to win here last start. No he has finally got that win out of the way he can go on with it here.

GINGER BAKER should have been right in the finish here last start. He was held-up at vital stage and finished out of the placings. He can bounce back.

NATIONAL GUARD was beaten less than 2 lengths in Mandurah Cup at Pinjarra two back. Had a break before average effort last start. If he finds best he can figure.


RIVER RUBICON is racing in super form and made it three in a row this prep last start. He looks a touch better than these and clear top pick.

LA FAROLA returns from a spell. She has a super first-up record (5:2-2-0) and if she can produce a similar outing here will give this a shake.

MISS FROST finished too well and got the prize here last start. She will strip even fitter third-up from a break and can go on with it.


There was a big boom on AMELIA’S JEWEL before she made her debut and she did not let punters down with a dominant win at Listed level. No reason she cannot win again.

DEVINE BELIEF is a debutant who has impressed in both trials. She draws ideally for her first start and expect she will have plenty of stable support.

SHE’S GREYSFUL finished too well and won here two starts back then she was beaten less than a length last start. Trial win impressive since and she cannot be left out.


MAN CRUSH jumped to the front and controlled the race throughout to win here last start. If he is left alone he will be the one to catch again.

GIVEMEONEREASON is a debutant who has been impressive winning bot his trials. Will get ideal run from inside gate and sure to have strong support.

LEFT THE BUILDING was well supported on debut and despite racing a little greenly throughout he still ran into a minor placing. Had break since and must consider.


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TRADE WAR won fresh this time in then has been a model of consistency since and never far away in his races. This looks a winnable race.

DAZZLING DANE just got fraction too far off them here last start but did make good late ground. She won previous two starts and can bounce back in this.

TIME SCALE started favourite here last start and she got the job done driving clear final stages. Drawn to get perfect run and he can win again.


SON OF BACCHUS comes into this ready third-up from spell. Placed at Pinjarra first-up then looked unlucky not to have been right in finish last start when held up. Looks nice each way value.

SON OF A GOD comes into this third-up from spell. Beaten less than a length in Listed company here last start and he looks ready to find best form.

DOM TO SHOOT showed a nice set of hooves to win here last start. Always had the ability and now he has won he can go on with it and win again.


Always had an opinion of PICCOLA SIGNORA and she finally lived up to some of the potential winning last start. Barrier a concern but happy to stick with her in this.

PALE RIDER looked like he would benefit from first-up run when placed. Strips fitter and would not be surprised to see him in finish.

NATIVE CHIMES overraced a touch last start but still managed to get the job done. She has been strong at the end of her races and will take running down.