Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Saturday’s Ascot meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 10 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Good 4
Rail Position: Out 11m entire circuit
LUCKY SUE has just missed out in both career starts. Ready to win her maiden and will not get a better chance than this to break through.
EL PATRON did enough in both Belmont jumpouts to suggest he will run well fresh. By same sire as Listed winner Chix Pic.
THE GREAT HOYO looked impressive winning Belmont trial by a big space. Drawn to get the perfect run in behind the speed and he can win this.
MOJO’S LUCK was solid enough when just out of the placings in Lark Hill trial. Should get a nice run from barrier and looks ready for the racetrack.
Tip: LUCKY SUE
BEADS won here two starts back with ease then he looked to get his chance last start but just could not reel leader in. He can return to winners stall.
HE’S A SIZZLER came from the back to win here two starts back before being a little unlucky here last start. Third-up from spell and would not leave out of chances.
TRIX OF THE TRADE resumes from spell. Won three out of his four starts at first campaign and two recent trials will have him ready for this.
BOPPING BLUE will lead these. Held them all off for a gutsy all the way win here last start and may try similar tactics again. The one to catch.
FIERY WATER resumes from spell. He has raced well when fresh (3:1-0-1) and this not a difficult affair first-up. Happy to have something each way.
KICK A GOAL SON finished the race off strongly to win at Pinjarra last start when sent out favourite. Was placed here previous start and will be in mix again.
EXPRESS TIME chased home hard when just missed behind the smart Scandolo last outing. She is sure to strip fitter from the outing and cannot leave out of winning chances.
Tip: FIERY WATER
PINK CARATS stayed on well enough when placed as favourite at Belmont last start. He comes into this third-up from spell and ready to return to winners stall.
VANE TEMPEST led them up before being overran at Pinjarra last start. Looking for her to take a sit in this and she has the ability to get away with this.
BEDOUIN BELLE finished the race of strongly to win at Pinjarra last start. If she can bring that form to town she will be right in the mix again.
AGENT KENSINGTON raced on the speed and held on bravely at Pinjarra last start. Drawn ideally and must include in exotics.
Tip: PINK CARATS
I have been on RESORTMAN all three starts this time in and although never really looked winner has not been beaten all that far. This a nice race for him and sticking with him in this.
BIG SCREEN will drive through and lead these from his inside gate and if he can control the race to the corner may steal this.
SENTIMENTAL QUEEN resumes. She was placed in both her trials last time in work and rarely runs a bad race. She must be included in chances again.
BILLY AIN’T SILLY looked like he needed the run when just peaked on his run first-up from spell. He will strip fitter and is unbeaten in two second-up runs.
FASHION QUEEN has been screaming out for another win this campaign. Placed in three of her last four starts and gets her chance in this field.
GREAT CHARADE had perfect run but just could not reel winner in final stages. Drawn perfectly and expect him to be right in the mix again.
GINGER BAKER comes into this ready third-up from spell. Just been bit one paced in both runs back but if he finds best can win this.
Tip: FASHION QUEEN
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TRI FOR US was beaten less than 2 lengths in the Epona Classic two starts back then did not get all that much room here last start when well held. She can win at each way odds.
TRADE WAY won with something in hand at Pinjarra two starts back then he ran on strongly when beaten less than a length last start. Third-up and will be right in finish.
PRO IS HERE has been dominant in his last couple of starts but he comes to town for the first time and finds a harder race. Cannot dismiss.
CHEVAL DE VAGA has come back in super form this time in winning all three starts. William Pike takes over the reins and he can win again.
Tip: TRI FOR US
BEAT THE BRO won two in a row then just got a fraction too far back last start before making god late ground. Gets chance to bounce back in this field.
CHILLI IS HOT wound up steadily to win here two starts back then he should have finished a touch closer in the G3 La Trice last start when held up late. No surprise to see her in finish.
BOGART came from well off them to get the job done here last start. He can mix his form but if finds best will be hard to hold out again.
The run of SUPERIOR SMILE was better than finishing position suggests here last start. Beaten less than 2 lengths and although this a harder affair from inside gate will be a major improver.
Tip: BEAT THE BRO
CLAIRVOYANCE is a quality mare resuming from a spell. Won five of six starts and placed in only other outing. Won trial leading into this and she can get away with this.
The win of MISS CONTEKI first-up was enormous when she chased down The Front Bar last 200m. The problem is she will be giving Clairvoyance a big break at 200m.
ISEERED ISEERED was in blistering form early this prep winning first three then took on much better races at last couple and did not have any luck at all. He can win this.
GEMMA’S SON is another that has been luckless in last two starts. He has drawn perfectly and should get a much better chance in the run here.
REIGN OF FIRE does not look all that far off a win this prep. Placed in both runs back and although drawn wide cannot dismiss.
THIS’LL TESTYA may have to use some petrol early to get across from her wide gate but she has speed and will be up front for a long way.
UNIVERSAL PRINCE just found one a little too good in the Epona Classic last start and if she can hold that form will make presence felt in this field.
BROOKLYN PIER chased home steadily when placed here last start. Drawn to get the ideal run with cover behind the speed and should have last crack at these.