Horse Racing Tips & Previews – Ascot | Sat 23rd April

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 position

SWEAR TO GOD was dominant winning from the front on debut then had big weight and wide gate last start and just worked too hard early. He can bounce back to winning form.

MISS DRAKOVA made some late ground here on debut but was never close enough. Had break since and won two trials leading into this. She will be an improver.

SESSWA should have finished a little closer at Pinjarra last start after being held-up. She will be better from the race experience.


GOD HAS CHOSEN chased home well enough in a slowly run affair here last start. Sure to be better from the outing and from inside gate he can win this.

STARALIGN controlled the race from the front last start and he held them all off for all the way win. Will try similar tactics and can win again.

EX SPORT MAN made good late ground final stages when placed here first-up. Drawn to get perfect run in transit and should get chance at some stage in straight.


KAYMAY won with something in hand two starts back then she slipped at the start last outing and was never in race. Drawn ideally and she can bounce back.

WILD GALAH should have won at Pinjarra last start when held-up at vital stage. He gets his chance to go one better in this field.

MOJO RHYTHM got his maiden out of the way first-up at Pinjarra then he backed that up with a minor placing last start. Third-up and will be right in this.


I am going to stick with PICCOLA SIGNORA again. She just needs everything to go right in her races but has the ability to get away with this.

TRADE WAR has been a model of consistency this prep. Just missed here last start and from inside draw he should get all the favours and will have chance to win.

LONEHAND LARRY weaved a passage through and got the prize here last start. Third-up from spell and no reason cannot win again.


MICHELADA made it two in a row here last start when drove through small gap to win. Drawn to get the perfect run and she looks the one they have to beat.

MERCANTO resumes from spell. He has a super first-up record (3:2-1-0) and won when fresh last time in work. Recent trial will have her forward enough for this.

SILKINIZE stayed on well enough when just out of placings here last start. Should roll forward and sit in first couple and he will get chance at some stage in straight.


Like one at a bit of odds in MARZIPAN LAD each way in this. Controlled the race in front here last start and was only claimed late. Expect he will try similar tactics and sure to take catching again.

The run of MY BOY EDDY was better than finishing position suggests first-up when beaten less than 2 lengths. Sure to be better from that outing and this a nice race for him.

SUCCESS PLAY did it tough here first-up but despite covering ground stayed on and held placing. Fitter from that outing and a must for exotics.


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Really liked the way CHANTORQUE finished the race back inside when placed here last start. She looks ready to win and from ideal barrier will get her chance last 200m.

HOW’S THE SERENITY has won two of her last three starts. She makes her own luck rolling forward and will take catching final stages.

STATE ATTORNEY finished too well to get the prize here two starts back then just missed when out bobbed last start. Drawn the rail and he gets chance to return to winners stall.


PREMIUM CHOICE chased home a smart one here two starts back then he was beaten less than 2 lengths in small field last start. Drawn touch wide but would include in multiples.

SNIPILLICIOUS won in similar company here first-up. Sure to be better from the outing and no reason he cannot win again.

PINK ‘N’ GRAY raced on the speed and stuck on bravely to win here last start. Should come across and take up a forward position and he will be in the mix again.


HARMIKA started odds on here last start but just went bit too hard and was overran final stages. If she can get it a bit easier up front she can return to winners stall.

SNIPAROOCHY comes into this ready third-up from spell. Drawn to get the ideal run in transit and he will be in the mix again.

SPEED DREAM comes into this ready third-up from spell. Placed in both runs leading into this and he cannot be left out of winning chances.