Horse Racing Tips & Previews – Ascot | Sat 26th Feb

Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Saturday’s Ascot meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 8 races. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Good 4

Rail Position: True entire circuit

MAGNABURMA is a debutant who has looked impressive winning all three trials. Drawn to get the perfect run in transit and he can win at first start.

REJUVA KING was making good late ground here on debut. He is sure to be better from the race experience and although drawn wide will be hitting line hard.

PENNY ON THE QUEEN did not have all that much room final stages when placed on debut then she peaked on run late last start. Drawn wide but she looks place chance.

STAR POWER was in the market here on debut but she tired badly after racing on speed. Had a break since and would expect improvement this campaign.


PINK CARATS is racing in super form. Won his last couple and no reason he will not make it three in a row. Should get perfect run from barrier.

NIGHT VOYAGE has just been battling a touch in recent starts but he has drawn ideally and if he gets right run in transit may sneak into a place.

MISS FROST had some support first-up from spell but pulled up with respiratory issues and weakened. She is better than that and strips fitter for this.


SECRET DEPLOY started favourite here first-up but rider looked to get lost before he powered home late into eye catching minor placing. Fitter and if he can sit closer he can get away with this.

CRISTAL DANE showed them a clean pair of hooves here last start and although she got a touch tired final stages she held on for gutsy win. Goes forward and takes catching.

GUARD THE SAFE was only nabbed final stages at Belmont last start. Finds similar race and from ideal barrier can sneak a placing again.


TRIX OF THE TRADE should win again. Made it three in a row when she drove to the front last 200m here last start and this looks no harder.

LET’SDEAL won with something in hand at Mount Barker two starts back then he chased home Trix Of The Trade when placed here last start. He may sneak a place again.

HE’S A LUCKY LAD was hitting the line solidly at Belmont last start but from too far back. Expect he will be giving them a start on the corner but watch for him late.


TRI FOR US started long odds on and got the job done at Albany last start. Now she has had a win she can go on and win in town.

PICCOLA SIGNORA is my longshot in this. She has been racing poorly of late but she has shown ability in the past and looking for her to show something in this.

OVERTHOUGHT was brave in defeat at Belmont last start. She covered plenty of extra ground but stayed tough final stages and held minor placing. She can sneak a minor spot again.tching.


Going to have something at the each way odds on UNI QUEEN. She finished strongly to win here two starts back then forget last start when she was never on the track and tired. She can bounce back.

FINE ROMANCE has been racing in consistent form this time in. Made good late ground to just miss placing here last start and the step up to 1800m looks ideal.

MISS FIELD won at Pinjarra first-up then has followed up with a couple of sound placings. Drawn to get the perfect run throughout and she will get her chance in the straight.

ROMMEL’S WAR won here three starts back then she has been sound in last couple when not beaten all that far. She can sneak a place.


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COMES A TIME comes into this ready third-up from spell. Placed in both runs back and this looks no harder. He is top pick.

MOOD SWINGS should have finished in the placings here last start when held-up vital stage final stages. Drawn to get the perfect run in transit and if she gets clear room last 100m will take holding out.

VITAL BLAST won here two starts back then he just did not finish race off well enough last start. Looking for him to bounce back in this.


FASHION QUEEN won here three starts back then she has followed up with a couple of sound placings. She gets her chance to return to the winners stall.

WEAPONSON finished the race off strongly to win at Belmont two starts back then he caught the eye late when placed here last start. He can win this.

BRUCE ALMIGHTY looks the likely leader. Led to win here three starts back then has only been run down late in last couple. He will take catching.