Horse Racing Tips & Previews – Ascot | Sat 16th 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: +5 from 1400m to 300m, +2 remainder

METALLION made it three in a row when held on and led all the way here last start. He should cross and lead these again and can go on his winning way.

LEXINGTON CITY started long odds on in maiden company last start and he won by a big space. Drawn perfectly and he can win again.

SNEAKY CHANCE is working through her classes with authority this time in winning bot starts this track with ease. Hard to knock winning form and must include again.


SNIPPY MISS has been a model of consistency since winning here four starts back. Drawn to get ideal run in transit and if she gets gap at right time can win this.

TRADEM’ IN raced on the speed but just found one better final stages here last start. Should get nice run just off the speed and will be in finish again.

SCOOTER’S MACHINE gets back into right race here. He has just been a little one paced in last couple but would not leave out of multiples.


Liked the way CROSS STATEMENT finished the race off when placed here first-up. Sure to be better from that outing and from ideal barrier should get every chance.

PICK YOUR BATTLES resumes from spell. He never ran a bad race last time in work and from perfect barrier expect he will go close again.

NUHAD looks close to returning to winners stall coming off a couple of solid placings. Has the speed to cross and lead these and will take catching from the corner.


Have always had an opinion of PICCOLA SIGNORA and followed her for long time. She seems to be returning to some good form of late and will be powering home over the last 200m.

GENERAL GRANT fought the race out tenaciously and got the job done here last start. Tough gelding and can go on with it here.

BUSTER BASH won by a big margin here two starts back then just did not finish off in a messy race last start. Drawn touch wide but will go forward and take some catching.


DOM TO SHOOT finished too well and got the prize in Listed company last start. This looks touch easier and with advantage of apprentice claim looks too good for these.

LIPSTICK FLICKERS won at Pinjarra four starts back then been placed in three runs since. Drawn ideally and she will be in the mix again.

PLAYING MARIKA comes into this ready to find best form third-up from a spell. Drawn to get the perfect run and must include in exotics.


COMES A TIME drove clear and won with something in hand here last start and that made it two in a row. Drawn ideally and can make it three straight.

SENTIMENTAL QUEEN finished the race off from the back to win here last start. Drawn to get the perfect run in transit and only needs some luck from the corner.

SON OF BACCHUS has been mixing his form but comes off a solid last start placing and would not leave out of chances.


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ACROMANTULA led all the way to win here two starts back then thought he was bit disappointing when overran last start. If he can get soft lead he can hold them all off.

EXPRESS TIME is such an honest mare. She held them all off for gutsy win here last start and expect she will be in this for a long way again.

APPLE SCHNAPPS is a quality gelding resuming from a spell. Did not run a bad race last time in work and if forward enough from inside gate he can win this.


OTHERONE SON is a smart three-year-old on the rise. Sent out odds on favourite here last start and he got the job done. Should win this.

TIME SCALE has won two of her last three starts. Led throughout and got the prize here last start and if she gets own way out front will take running down again.

BEAT THE BRO resumes from a spell. He has a solid first-up record (5:1-2-1) and if he can produce that form fresh will be right in the mix again.


LEFT THE BUILDING won the Listed Perth Stakes here first-up from break then thought his run in the Karrakatta was sound. Drawn ideally and back in winnable race.

Liked the way SNOWDOME knuckled down and he got the job done here last start. Another who should get perfect run from gate and he can win again.

KOSTA’S CROWN comes into this ready third-up from spell. Just missed in Perth Stakes fresh then just out of placings in the Karrakatta. He looks one of the major players.