Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Saturday’s Ascot meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 9 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Soft 6
Rail Position: Out 9m entire circuit.
WARM ‘N’ FUZZY sat up on the speed and was just too strong for them winning here first-up from spell. He will be fitter from that outing and can win again.
CRITICAL ALTITUDE fought the race out tenaciously and hung on for gutsy win last start. She will make own luck rolling forward and can win again.
GUNMETAL GREY resumes from a break. He raced consistently in better races than this last time in work and she can surprise these.
Tip: WARM ‘N’ FUZZY
TOP OF THE POPS came from midfield and just finished too well winning on debut at Pinjarra. Looks up to city class and he will give this a shake.
DEMOLISH has been screaming out to break his maiden tag. Been placed in his last three starts and can go one better in this field.
SWEEP THE LEG has not had much luck in either start. Placed here fresh then just overraced last outing and did not finish off. Drawn perfectly and can figure.
Tip: TOP OF THE POPS
FEATHERWEIGHT started favourite here two back and he got the job done with relative ease. Beaten less than 2 lengths last start and from ideal barrier she looks well placed in this.
HARDLY EVER was doing her best work late over the 1000m first-up and grabbed a minor placing in small field. Out to this distance ideal second-up.
MY DILEMMA finished too well and got up to win last stride here two back then she backed up with a placing last start.
KEEPER SWEET started favourite here last start but she just battled midfield and never close enough. She had been racing consistently prior and happy to give her another chance.
DIFFERENTIATOR started big odds here last start but she finished the race off impressively and won with something in hand. No reason she will not be in mix again.
ARNIE’S BOY looked in need of the run when peaked on run final stages first-up. Sure to be better from the outing and usually improves second-up.
Tip: KEEPER SWEET
DOWNFORCE had the perfect run and he finished too well winning here last start. Drawn to get ideal run again and no reason he cannot make it two in a row.
SOWAR just got too far back in the Albany Cup last start and was never a factor. He was racing well prior and looking for him to bounce back in this field.
BLACKWATER BAY comes to town in winning form. Won at Mount Barker two starts back then backed that up with soft Geraldton win. This harder but cannot knock winning form.
CROSS STATEMENT comes into this ready third-up from spell. He has been close up in both runs back and gets his chance to return to winners stall.
SCANDOLO is another ready to find his best form third-up from a break. Beaten less than 2 lengths here last start and he can sneak into a placing in this.
APPLE SCHNAPPS just looked in need of the run first-up when peaked on run late but was not beaten far. Fitter and he will be in the finish.
Tip: CROSS STATEMENT
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BUZZOOM made good late ground to win here first-up then no disgrace to be run down last couple of strides last start. Third-up and she can win this.
Great return by the smart AMASENUS last start. She just finished too well and knocked off Buzzoom. Meets similar and she can win again.
Going to forget LA FAROLA went around fresh when eased down final stages. She will be much better from the outing and has had a couple of trials since. She will improve.
OTHERONESON is a smart gelding who won here two starts back then just wanted to lay in late and that cost him winning last start. Drawn perfectly and can return to winners stall.
ALBUKHTURI is racing in consistent form having been placed in last three start. Drawn little awkwardly but he can figure in exotics.
KIA ORA STAR raced up on the speed and proved too strong for a similar field here last start. Drawn perfectly and no reason he cannot win again.
TRADEM’ IN started favourite here last start but could only run into a minor placing. Been model of consistency and gets his chance in this field.
THE VELVET QUEEN resumes from spell. She won her first two starts to begin last prep and recent trial will have her set for this.
DASH DOLL comes into this ready third-up from spell. She has been beaten less than a length in both runs back and she will be in the mix.