Horse Racing Tips & Previews – Ascot | Sat 5th 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: Out 3m entire circuit

RIVER RUBICON steadily found the front and held on late for strong win here last start and that made it two from two this campaign. He can win again.

RED FIFTY THREE raced on the speed and stayed tough final stages when just out of placing first-up. Better from that outing and from ideal barrier he goes close.

ARCADIA GRACE started long odds on and she looked like she was going to be unlucky when held-up but run came and she burst through for impressive win. She can go on with it here.


SPIN THE KNIFE jumped to the front and he gave nothing else a chance here last start. Drawn to lead again and he can win again.

PINK CARATS has found a purple patch of form winning two straight before finding one better last start. He gets chance to return to winners stall.

LEICA JAGUAR made good late ground when placed here two back then he was not beaten all that far last start. He looks nice each-way value.


NATIVE CHIMES comes into this ready to win third-up from spell. Placed in both runs back from spell and the step out to 1500m looks ideal.

GOLD MERITS finished too well to win at Belmont two starts back then she just missed here last start when powered home late. She can return to winners stall.

GALLANT RANGER won first couple to begin this prep then he has followed up with a solid two placings. Drawn perfectly and from ideal chance will get his chance.


TRADEM’ IN started favourite and finished too well to win at Pinjarra two starts back then he was only run down late here last start. Third-up and can figure.

TRADE WAR won at Pinjarra fresh then he has been a model of consistency since with string of placings. Going to need a touch of luck from barrier but would include in exotics.

ALL IN RED deserved her win here last start after some solid form. Now she has won she can go on with it here. Must include.


I’m going to tip you into a debutant who is currently $51 each-way and that is UNIVERSAL FLAIR. She has done nothing wrong winning both trials impressively and though the odds were well overs.

SENTIMENTAL BELLE is another having her first start. She is beautifully bred and won her trial with something in hand. Would not be surprised to see her win on debut.

AMELIA’S JEWEL has a big boom on her and is current Karrakatta Plate favourite. If she lives up to the hype she will take some beating.


HOW’S THE SERENITY chased home the smart Cristal Dane here first-up from spell. Only needs to show natural improvement and she can get away with this.

REAL DANGER did not have much luck when always wide first-up and she was entitled to tire. Will be better from the outing and from ideal barrier will make presence felt.

The form of WEDNESDAY has been consistent and this looks a winnable race for her. Should sit in behind the speed and have last crack at these.


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CLAIRVOYANCE is quality mare and she is back to her best having won last couple. Straight to the front and gave them a galloping lesson in the Pinjarra Classic last start. She can win again.

THE SPRUIKER did not finish race off well enough in the Pinjarra Classic last start but he had been racing well enough previously and can bounce back from ideal barrier.

RESORTMAN is another who got back to best form last start when finished too well for soft win. Needs luck from barrier but is a must for multiples.


Going to have something each way on COME RIGHT BACK in this. Been charging through his classes with ease winning his last three starts and no reason he cannot win again.

The run of PLATOON was better than finishing position suggests in the Detonator last start when beaten just on 2 lengths after being held-up late. Watch for him late.

CHILLI IS HOT just missed here two back then she was again good here at most recent outing. This looks a nice race for here.


Been waiting for PHONEME to return to the winners stall for a while and he got the job done last start. Now he has won he can go on with it here.

BRAGWELL is a most consistent gelding but he is just finding it hard to win. Will not get better chance than this to return to winner stall.

Liked the way DOWNFORCE finished the race off here last start and he got the job done. Interestingly back in distance but will be steaming home late.