Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Saturday’s Ascot meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 9 races. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Soft 5

Rail Position: Out +3 entire circuit

LONG BEACH raced bit tight late here last start but he kept coming and just found one better late. Should not find much trouble in small field and is the one to beat.

NICCOVI was placed fresh then just got going final stages last start and not disgraced. Comes into this ready third-up from spell and looks winning chance.

BOOMTASTIC was only claimed late fresh then fought on strongly when not beaten far last start. She is always competitive and cannot leave her out.

DON’T FUSS ran up to be a chance here last start but just lacked winning dash. If he can hold that form he can fill a placing again.


Tricky little race but settled on LIWA who was well supported here on debut and not beaten all that far. Had excuses pulling up with heat stress and sure to be better from the race experience.

GALAXY CAT just missed here fresh then loomed to win last start but run just ended final stages. Barrier draw a concern but she can figure.

FLYING MISSILE is a debutant that won her only trial in impressive fashion. Always advantage to draw the inside gate at first start and she looks promising.

SUCCESS PLAY chased home Flying Missile in his only trial. From the strong Parnham stable and would not leave out at first start.


PADDY’S SHADOW looks close to a win this campaign. Two solid placings then was beaten less than 2 lengths last start. Was making good late ground last start and this a nice race for her.

ADORNMENT overraced here last start before rolling to the front. She was run down final stages but held on for brave second spot. She will be in this for a long way.

COME RIGHT BACK won with something in hand here two starts back then looked unlucky when just missed last start. He can get away with this.

MIDNIGHT BLUE finished too well from the second half here last start. He will be giving them a start from the corner but with some luck weaving a passage last 200m can figure.


CHANTORQUE just looks to be improving with each run. Working through her grades with two strong wins leading into this and she can measure up to these.

CHARLETON EDDIE led them up last start and just found Chantorque a little too strong. Expect he will control this race again and takes catching.

MYSTICAL VIEW was placed in Listed company three starts back then taken on a couple of hot races since. This looks right race for her and would not leave out.

Liked the way QUEEN BROWN finished the race off when not beaten all that far here two back but she was bit plain here last start. Her best form would be goos enough for this.


Amazingly WESTERN EMPIRE is still eligible for maiden company but he looks like he will start a short priced favourite against some experienced gallopers here and should win coming off last start Listed placing.

BOGART can give the Bob Peters camp the quinella. Placed in his last couple and would not be surprised to see him be right in the mix.

SOPHIE’S SONG looks like she will control this race from the front. If she can get a cheap sectional before the corner will take running down.

TIFF HAS SPOKEN powered home late to just miss here first-up from spell. He won second-up last time in work and sure to strip fitter.


MAGICAL DREAM was placed in Listed company here two starts back then not sure she was at her best on the heavy ground last start. Barrier is a concern.

WESTERN EMPIRE comes off last start placing in the Listed Fairetha. Looks promising and he will not be far off breaking maiden status.

DOM TO SHOOT started favourite here last start but just got too far back before making late ground. Finds similar race and would not be surprised to see him win this.

WATCH ME DANCE surprised a few when she drove late to win the G3 Champion Fillies last start. Drawn to get all the favours and she will look winner at some stage in straight.


SPECIAL CHOICE comes into this in winning form. Can see Pike putting her in the perfect sit just behind the speed and she will have last crack at these from the 200m.

RATION ALY resumes from spell. She won all three starts last time in work with authority. Must include her in the winning chances.

FLOWER OF SCOTLAND was prominent for a long way in Group 3 company here last start and not beaten all that far. She is always competitive and this a nice race for her.

KARIJINI AURORA could be a sneaky chance at odds in this. Just bit keen fresh and could not finish the race off. Fitter and drawn to get ideal run.


INSPIRATIONAL GIRL timed her run to perfection to win the G3 Asian Beau last start. That made it four wins from five starts this time in and she will be steaming home final stages.

KAY CEE got back little further than she would have liked in the G2 Lee Steere but she hit the line better than any other runner. Third-up and must include her in winning chances.

KEMENTARI was luckless in the G2 Lee Steere when posted wide throughout but he showed his class and stayed on for minor placing. Drawn to get the perfect run from inside gate and that could make the difference.

RED CAN MAN led them up until last couple of strides in the G2 Lee Steere last start. Drawn bit awkwardly but he is smart and will look winner at some stage in straight.


Ascot R9 – W.A. Stakes  1400m

17:20 (local time)

LAVERROD gets back in his right race here after running a competitive race in the G2 Lee Steere. Drawn ideally and he gets chance to return to winners stall.

MONEY MAHER did not have all that much luck when always wide in the G3 Asian Beau first-up. Will strip fitter and finds an easier race.

FLOW has been racing in super form with three placings from his last four starts. This a winnable race and he must be included in major chaces.

LUKE’S GOLD has to deal with a wide barrier but if rider can find a position early ge should get his chance last 200m.