Horse Racing Tips & Previews – Ascot | Sat 2nd 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: Out +6m entire circuit

LEICA JAGUAR was just bit one paced here last start but he has not been beaten all that far in recent starts and looks nice each way value.

SIR MAMBO chased home steadily and finished just out of the placings at Pinjarra first-up. Sure to be better from that outing and must respect.

SHORT TALK fought on strongly and got the job done at Pinjarra two starts back then just overraced here last start. If she can settle she will give this a shake.


HARMIKA sat up on the speed before proving too strong winning here last start. Drawn to get the perfect run in transit and she can win again.

METALLON looks highly promising and he beat a similar field to this with something in hand last start. Lightly raced and can win again.

STATE OF POWER started favourite here two starts back and finished too well then she again ran on when placed here last start. Finds similar and she offers each way value.


RIVER RUBICON won three straight to begin this prep then he threw the race away racing greenly here last start. If he can improve racing manners in this he is sure to go close.

OTHERONESON started a short favourite here last start but ran into the smart Harmika. Strips fitter and from ideal barrier he gets his chance.

CATALPA won with something in hand here two starts back then beaten less than a length when kept coming last start. Gets ideal run from inside gate and must respect.


SON OF A GOD gave nothing else a chance when he jumped to the front and gave them a galloping lesson last start. Will try similar tactics and can win again.

DOM TO SHOOT finished too well and won here two starts back then came from the back chasing home late in similar last start. He will be a factor.

SON OF BACCHUS is becoming a little frustrating for his supporters but he is just threatening to win a race like this and must consider.


TIME SCALE won with something in hand here two starts back then not beaten all that far when placed last start. Likes to go forward in her races and can lead all the way.

GOLD MERITS is a most consistent mare and she is never far away in her races. Will sit back off speed but she has big finish and can finish all over these.

GHOBELLA was only claimed final stages back inside here last start. Sure to be better from that first-up effort and she will be right in the mix again.


HOW’S THE SERENITY gave them a galloping lesson here two starts back then she just overraced last start and could not finish off. She can bounce back to winning form.

HE’S GOLD looked like he would benefit from the first-up run here last start when faded late. Perfectly drawn and would not leave out of chances.

SUPER EX comes into this ready third-up from a spell. He has been placed in both runs back and from ideal barrier looks well placed to be in finish.


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Would have liked AMELIA’S JEWEL to have drawn a little closer to the rails than she has but she proved last start she can sit back and storm home and that may be the tactic her.

STREET PARADE is screaming out for a win this campaign after a string of placings. Drawn to get the perfect run in transit and would not leave him out of winning chances.

SHE’S GREYSFUL made good late ground in the Gimcrack and was not far off placings. Looks to be plenty of pace in this and she will be hitting the line hard.


COMES A TIME started favourite here last start and after a string of placings he finally got up to win. Makes own luck sitting forward and he can win again.

Forget SOLAIA went around in the Bunbury Cup last start as she was wide throughout and entitled to drop out final stages. Should get a better run and can improve.

DOWNFORCE came from the back to grab a placing here last start. Will give them a start but if there is pace on early watch for him late.


Have always had an opinion of PICCOLA SIGNORA and she got the prize for me two starts back then just missed here last start. She can return to winners stall.

CHICLETT won the Mount Barker Cup two starts back then she had no luck when always wide here last start and faded. If she can get a better run here she can figure.

GENERAL GRANT chased home gamely when placed here two starts back then he was beaten less than 2 lengths last start. Would not leave out of multiples.