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 12m entire circuit
Liked the way SAINTORIO sprinted last 200m to win here last start. Does step up in a harder race but he is in winning form and happy to have him on top again.
HANG GLIDER started favourite on debut and thought he chased home soundly but found one better. Drawn to get perfect run and must include.
MADAME LE PEN is a debutant who has won all three trials leading into debut. Expect she will have stable support and must respect.
STREET PARADE has been placed in both runs back from spell. Ready third-up and cannot leave him out of multiples.
SPIN THE KNIFE had excuses last start when pulled up with poor post-race recovery. Won here with something in hand at previous start and from inside gate he can return to winners stall.
PIXIE CHIX sprinted quickly when she finally got the gap at Pinjarra last start. Drawn to get perfect run and she can win again.
HE’S A SIZZLER is racing in consistent form this time in and never far away in this class. He looks place chance again.
SNIPPY MISS finished too well to win here two starts back then just left run a bit too late last start when ran into minor placing. She will be hitting line hard.
HALATORION was making good late ground when just out of placings at Pinjarra last start. Never far off them and he will be a factor.
SPIRITED SESSION looks close to a win this prep. Been close up in all three starts and no reason he will not figure in the exotics again.
MR MT WALKER was placed at Albany two starts back then not beaten all that far last start. He can sneak into a minor placing.
Tip: TRADE WAY
MY BABY BLUE JEAN looks a progressive filly. Just too speedy for them again last start when drove away and held them all off for all the way win. She is the one to catch.
VIA MONTE won his maiden at Belmont first-up then followed up with a couple of close placings. He gets chance to return to winners stall.
WEDNESDAY has not been beaten all that far with two minor placings last couple. Drawn to get the perfect run in transit and she will be in the mix.
ACEFIRE was doing his best work final stages at Pinjarra last start. Sure to strip fitter and he can sneak into a placing.
Tip: MY BABY BLUE JEAN
PANZDOWN resumes from spell. Won first four starts last time in work and two recent trial wins suggest he will go close to winning first-up.
BEADS is becoming costly for punters just finding one better in last three starts. Drawn perfectly and would not be surprised to see him win this.
EXPRESS TIME just keeps winning. She makes her own luck going forward in her races and if she can control this race from the front will take catching.
TRADEM’ IN finished too well and got up last couple of strides to win first-up at Pinjarra. He will be better from that outing and no reason cannot win again.
CRESCENT CITY deserves a win. Placed in three starts leading into this and expect he will be thereabouts final stages and would not be surprised to see him win.
SPEEDBIRD won two straight then just arrived a stride too late at Belmont last start. She is racing well enough to figure.
Tip: TRADEM’ IN
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CHILI IS HOT found herself back in awkward spot here last start and although made late ground never really had a chance. Drawn perfectly and with some luck can figure.
BLACK CHIPS won two in a row then he has followed up with a couple of placings since. Finds similar and sure to be right in the mix.
Liked the way OFF WEGO powered home and got the prize at Pinjarra last start. Will get back from wide gate but watch for him late.
Tip: CHILI IS HOT
Even race but settled on SENTIMENTAL QUEEN. She just missed fresh then jumped to the front here last start and controlled race throughout. She may try similar tactics here.
PADDY’S SHADOW was enormous in the Perth Cup when got within a length of superstar Midnight Blue. Two trial wins since and would not be surprised to see her right in the finish.
Have always had an opinion of SOLAIA. She stayed on well when placed here last start and she does not look far of another win.
Tip: SENTIMENTAL QUEEN
ALL IN RED has drawn out in the car park but she has been racing well and at the odds prepared to finish the day with something each way on her.
ACERMETRIC did it tough at Belmont last start but still proved too smart last 200m. Another drawn poorly but must respect.
CHICLETT put together a couple of wins in a row then she was luckless at Pinjarra last start. She can bounce back in this.