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.
SNIPILLICIOUS sprinted quickly and won with something in hand here first-up before battling last start. Third-up from spell and can return to winners stall.
PREMIUM CHOICE has been racing in consistent form and never far away in recent starts. Finds winnable race and would not surprise to see him win this.
SCANDOLO was beaten less than 2 lengths here two starts back before holding ground last start. If he gets right run he will be in the mix again.
VIA MONTE resumes from spell. He got his maiden out of the way at Belmont when first-up last time in work. Drawn to get all the favours and he can win this.
TADWEER is another fresh from a break. Won first couple of career starts then found a hot race at Flemington in the spring and did not disgrace. Long break but if forward enough can win.
LEXINGTON CITY was dominant in maiden class two back then was only claimed late after leading last start. If he gets his own way up front then he will take catching.
Tip: VIA MONTE
TIFFANY STREET raced up on the speed and sprinted clear last 200m for dominant win on debut. She will be better from the race experience and can win again.
MISS DRAKOVA was going to be right in the finish first-up from spell but struck some trouble late. Fitter from the outing and would not be surprised to see in finish.
ITSATRAP is a debutant who was strong winning her most recent trial at Belmont. Expect she will have support and always and advantage to draw inside gate at first start.
Tip: TIFFANY STREET
SNIPAROOCHY charged away and won by a big space here last start. She will make her own luck going forward and should win again.
CHARLETON EDDIE comes into this ready third-up from spell. Fought the race out valiantly here last start suggesting that his best is not far away.
BEAT THE BRO was making some good late ground here first-up. He is sure to be better from that outing and from ideal barrier expect he will be in finish.
LIWA started favourite here first-up but she was disappointing. She is much better than that and expect she will be much better from that outing.
ZIEBELL will lead. If he can get his own way rolling along in front he may steal this from the corner. A must for exotics players.
GUNS OF NAVARONE has been placed in three of last four starts. Will make his own luck sitting up on the speed and expect he will be in finish again.
Hard to knock the form of DOUBLE SPICE. Won three straight then has followed up with a couple of placings. Drawn perfectly and with apprentice claim looks well placed.
WARM ‘N’ FUZZY has won two in a row to begin this campaign. He has the speed to lead these and if he can control the race from the front will take catching.
FLICKA’S CHANCE resumes from spell. Won three of his four starts last time in work. He races well fresh and can win again.
Tip: DOUBLE SPICE
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SENTIMENTAL QUEEN won with something in hand here last start. That made it two wins from her last three starts and she can win again.
PRINCE TURBO finished the race off strongly when placed in straight in small field here first-up from break. Sure to be better from the outing and will be in finish.
MAROCCHINO led them up here last start but was claimed final 200m. May try similar tactics again and he will take catching from the corner.
Tip: SENTIMENTAL QUEEN
Going to have something each way on BLACKWATER BAY. Won his last couple on the provincial circuit and he deserves his chance in town. Must always respect the sons of Blackfriars.
GENERAL GRANT did some work but still proved too strong to win at here two starts back then he just missed last start when beaten less than a length. Drawn ideally and goes close again.
WITHOUT REASON had no luck when wide over the 3100m last start and still battled on well. If he can get a better run in transit he can figure.
Tip: BLACKWATER BAY
DOWNFORCE had the perfect run and saluted here two starts back then he just battled away when placed last start. Racing well and this a winnable race.
Always had an opinion of PICCOLA SIGNORA and she got the job done last start. If she is in the right frame of mind she can go on and win again.
EURASIA started favourite at Albany last start and he stayed on bravely to be beaten less than a length. This looks nice field and happy to have him in place chances.