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Ascot Racing Tips: Saturday, April 24th

The Listed Digger’s Cup and the Listed Sheila Gwynne Classic headline racing at Ascto on Saturday and Tim Geers has previewed the card below.

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Ascot hosts a nine-race card on Saturday, headlined by the Listed Digger’s Cup and the Listed Sheila Gwynne Classic.

The first is set to jump at 11.48am local time, with the track rated a Good 4 and the rail in the true position.

Tim Geers has assessed every race on the card below with his tips and betting strategy.

Best Bet: Race 4 – (3) Tycoon Storm

Best Value: Race 9 – (13) Trump This

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Race 1

Bluestone Mdn (1500m)
1:48pm (AEDT)

Race 1

Bluestone Mdn (1500m)
1:48pm (AEDT)

1. Astarba (1) J: Alan Kennedy (58kg) T: C G Willis
2.52.62.52.52.72.5
2. Platinum Label (5) J: Mitchell Pateman (58kg) T: Darren Taylor
3.93.73.53.43.63.6
3. Let's Havacrack (4) J: Colin Haddon (58kg) T: T N Pike
201151101101131151
4. Crossed Swords (7) J: Brad Rawiller (58kg) T: Steele Casey
3.63.53.63.73.63.4
5. Boyohboy Wowee (2) J: Ms Victoria Corver (58kg) T: R N Harvey Jnr
1820191919.219
6. Darcele (3) J: Shaun O'donnell (56kg) T: Greg Cave
1616151414.215
7. Rubilicious Rose (8) J: Ms Madi Derrick (56kg) T: C R Green
111110101010
8. Queens High (6) J: Ryan Hill (56kg) T: Jade Tangaroa
464141343951

Odds Last Updated: April 24, 2021, 1:52pm (AEDT)

How this race takes place on a Saturday boggles the mind.

(2) Platinum Label was OK resuming from a spell at Pinjarra, beaten less than half-a-length. The step up in distance looks to suit and should be competitive in a race like this.

The value could be (5) Boyohboy Wowee at $21. He sat three-wide the trip first up at Pinjarra in that same race and was only beaten 3.2L. Soft draw today and can improve.

Tip: (2) Platinum Label $4.20 Sportsbet

Value: (5) Boyohboy Wowee $21 Bet365

Betting Strategy: No bet

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Race 2

Tabtouch Wspeed Platinum-Rsomw (1800m)
2:23pm (AEDT)

Race 2

Tabtouch Wspeed Platinum-Rsomw (1800m)
2:23pm (AEDT)

1. Lyle's Choice (8) J: Laqdar Ramoly (60kg) T: D & B Pearce
1112121111.211
2. Proceeds Of Crime (4) J: Alan Kennedy (59kg) T: C G Willis
1515141514.214
3. Friar's Fantasia (1) J: Brad Rawiller (58.5kg) T: D & B Pearce
5.55.565.55.75.5
4. Blackwater Bay (7) J: William Pike (57.5kg) T: A G Durrant
2.52.52.452.62.552.4
5. Classic Rogue (6) J: Shaun Mcgruddy (57.5kg) T: S J Wolfe
7.57.57.577.87.5
6. Trisuem (5) J: Ms Lucy Warwick (57kg) T: P E Roberts
6.56.56.56.57.16.5
7. Jovella (2) J: Ms Kyra Yuill (56kg) T: N Parker
171818161518
8. Zip Zam Zoom (3) J: Troy Turner (55kg) T: F R Kersley
9.59.5999.38.5

Odds Last Updated: April 24, 2021, 2:27pm (AEDT)

(4) Blackwater Bay resumes from a spell for Adam Durrant and William Pike today and looks hard to beat. The stable had a treble midweek and this horse remains unexposed having had just the five career starts.

(5) Trisuem is racing well and wasn’t far away last start when she was held up slightly late. Prior to that she won over this track and distance.

(3) Friar’s Fantasia isn’t far off a win and draws the inside.

Tip: (4) Blackwater Bay $2.80 Ladbrokes

Betting Strategy: 1.5 units WIN Blackwater Bay

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Race 3

Rslwa Trophy (1000m)
2:59pm (AEDT)

Race 3

Rslwa Trophy (1000m)
2:59pm (AEDT)

1. Ain't No Other Man (6) J: Jordan Turner (57kg) T: S & J Casey
4.84.64.6554.4
2. Gorgeous Gossip (12) J: Ms Lisa Staples (56kg) T: P H Jordan
353434343634
3. Ultimate Command (9) J: Brad Parnham (56kg) T: N D Parnham
8.58.58.58.57.98.5
4. Carlin Road (5) J: Ms Kristy Bennett (56kg) T: Kieran Mcdonagh
1019181818981
5. Play Writer (7) J: Joseph Azzopardi (56kg) T: T M Andrews
2726212123.521
6. Roey Clam (11) J: Troy Turner (56kg) T: A W Maley
1019181819181
7. Royal Gap (4) J: Ms Lucy Warwick (56kg) T: A W Maley
232626262226
8. Flying Missile (8) J: Chris Parnham (55kg) T: N D Parnham
2.252.252.152.32.22.2
9. Astrape (1) J: Shaun O'donnell (54kg) T: D L Morton
4.854.64.84.85
10. God's Dream (2) J: Laqdar Ramoly (54kg) T: M Santich
615151516151
11. Sockoff (10) J: William Pike (54kg) T: D M Luciani
12. Miss Eugen (3) J: Ms Jade Mcnaught (54kg) T: Tiarnna Robertson
1414141412.613

Odds Last Updated: April 24, 2021, 3:02pm (AEDT)

(8) Flying Missile is the one to beat here. Resumed with a dominant win first up before finishing 3.5L off Ex Sport Man in the G2 Karrakatta Plate. Big drop in class here and Chris Parnham sticks with.

(9) Astrape has plenty of talent and creates interest resuming from a spell. Parnham is the go-to rider for Dan Morton so it’s notable that he sticks with Flying Missile rather than Astrape.

(1) Ain’t No Other Man has done nothing wrong in two starts back from a spell, but I have a query around the form out of those races compared to that of Flying Missile.

Tip: (8) Flying Missile $2.30 Bet365

Betting Strategy: 2 units WIN Flying Missile

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Race 4

Sheila Gwynne Classic (1400m)
3:39pm (AEDT)

Race 4

Sheila Gwynne Classic (1400m)
3:39pm (AEDT)

1. Cryptic Love (3) J: Jason Whiting (58kg) T: D R Harrison
88887.28.5
2. Watch Me Dance (6) J: Shaun Mcgruddy (57.5kg) T: S J Wolfe
4.24.24.24.44.354.2
3. Tycoon Storm (5) J: Joseph Azzopardi (55kg) T: L Smith
1.651.61.61.651.661.6
4. Zephyr Queen (4) J: Jason Brown (55kg) T: J P Taylor
1917181618.216
5. Sweet Angeline (1) J: Ms Lucy Warwick (55kg) T: J T Warwick
343434263031
6. Worth A Risk (2) J: Ms Jade Mcnaught (55kg) T: D & B Pearce
1010118.59.411

Odds Last Updated: April 24, 2021, 3:42pm (AEDT)

Hard to see past (3) Tycoon Storm here. She’s two from two since returning from a break and she gets a 1.5kg weight swing on Watch Me Dance today, who she beat last start. Has a terrific record at this distance and with even luck looks the most likely winner.

(2) Watch Me Dance wasn’t suited dropping back to 1200m against the likes of Clairvoyance last start. Back up to 1400m will suit.

(1) Cryptic Love next best, also suited back up to 1400m.

Tip: (3) Tycoon Storm $1.80 Bluebet

Betting Strategy: 2 units WIN Tycoon Storm

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Race 5

Morley Growers Market (Bm62+) (1400m)
4:18pm (AEDT)

Race 5

Morley Growers Market (Bm62+) (1400m)
4:18pm (AEDT)

1. Kallaroo (5) J: Ms Madi Derrick (60kg) T: D L Morton
232121212323
2. Kaptain Kaos (2) J: Chris Parnham (58.5kg) T: Michael Grantham
2.252.22.152.252.32.1
3. Fiery Bay (6) J: Joseph Azzopardi (57.5kg) T: Brian Kersley
1514131315.213
4. Phanta (1) J: Ms Lucy Warwick (56.5kg) T: J T Warwick
77.5776.67.5
5. Bragwell (8) J: Shaun Mcgruddy (55.5kg) T: S J Wolfe
1212121211.812
6. Divine Pair (4) J: Jordan Turner (54.5kg) T: C H Webster
9.59999.39
7. Red Cadillac (7) J: Ms Jade Mcnaught (54.5kg) T: P V Morley
8. She's God To You (3) J: Ms Natasha Faithfull (54.5kg) T: Darren Taylor
1010101010.211
9. Stellar Vista (9) J: William Pike (54.5kg) T: Simon Miller
5.554.84.84.654.6

Odds Last Updated: April 24, 2021, 4:22pm (AEDT)

(2) Kaptain Kaos continues to handle everything thrown at him, winning three on the bounce this prep. He now steps up to 1400m for the first time, but the way he’s been finishing off suggests he should be able to handle that. Chris Parnham elects to stick with him and from the soft draw, he’s the one to beat.

(4) Phanta was last seen running in the WA Guineas. His run leading into that in the Fairetha Stakes was good. First up today, he should kick up from the inside gate and I think he’s the value in the race at $8.00.

(9) Stellar Vista went down at short odds last start but has done little wrong in three career starts. Parnham elects to go with Kaptain Kaos today so Pike picks up the ride for Simon Miller. Will be finishing hard.

(3) Fiery Bay next best.

Tip: (2) Kaptain Kaos $2.40 TAB

Value: (4) Phanta $8.00 Bet365

Betting Strategy: 2 units WIN Kaptain Kaos, 0.5 units WIN Phanta

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Race 6

Vale Russell Woods (Rs1mw) (1000m)
5:00pm (AEDT)

Race 6

Vale Russell Woods (Rs1mw) (1000m)
5:00pm (AEDT)

1. Silkinize (6) J: Ms Kristy Bennett (61kg) T: D R Harrison
2. King's Authority (3) J: Brad Rawiller (59kg) T: N D Dellar
1212121212.211
3. City Circle (1) J: Chris Parnham (57.5kg) T: N D Parnham
6.566.566.55.5
4. Comes A Time (4) J: Ms Lucy Warwick (57.5kg) T: J T Warwick
44443.954
5. Dark Mission (10) J: Laqdar Ramoly (57.5kg) T: G & A Williams
1819211918.619
6. Drinkwhatyoulike (8) J: William Pike (57kg) T: A G Durrant
55.565.55.35.5
7. Panzdown (5) J: Patrick Carbery (57kg) T: Simon Miller
3.12.9332.953
8. Culzean (9) J: Colin Haddon (55.5kg) T: T N Pike
91101919111181
9. Shock Result (2) J: Craig Staples (55.5kg) T: P H Jordan
151515141414
10. Secret Assault (7) J: Ms Madi Derrick (54kg) T: K G Buswell
1816171617.216

Odds Last Updated: April 24, 2021, 5:02pm (AEDT)

Happy to sit this one out.

(7) Panzdown comes up favourite after an easy firs tup win at Bunbury, but he didn’t beat much and it was a weak race.

(3) City Circle broke through for a deserved win last start but this is a harder race. With that said, she’s been racing well all prep and draws barrier 1 which is a big plus.

(1) King’s Authority rarely runs a bad race. His only failure this prep was when he sat three-wide the trip. Gets a senior jockey on for the first time this preparation so expect him to run well again at each way odds.

(6) Drinkwhatyoulike was good first up. Does have a poor second up record but is with a different stable this prep.

Tip: (1) King’s Authority E/W $14 Bet365

Betting Strategy: No bet

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Race 7

Amelia Park (Bm72+) (1400m)
5:37pm (AEDT)

Race 7

Amelia Park (Bm72+) (1400m)
5:37pm (AEDT)

1. Not To Be Mist (10) J: William Pike (60kg) T: A G Durrant
4.44.24.24.44.454
2. Position Of Power (7) J: Ms Kristy Bennett (60kg) T: D R Harrison
888.588.68.5
3. War God (4) J: Laqdar Ramoly (58kg) T: N D Parnham
1313131213.213
4. Rockon Tommy (3) J: Jason Whiting (57.5kg) T: J A Popescu
717171618171
5. Nelson's Flight (8) J: Shaun O'donnell (57kg) T: M Morton
2626262623.526
6. Creator (6) J: Brad Parnham (56.5kg) T: C & M Gangemi
3.943.843.63.7
7. Masquerade (5) J: Keshaw Dhurun (56.5kg) T: Ms K L Grantham
272626263031
8. Bruce Almighty (11) J: Chris Parnham (55.5kg) T: N D Parnham
87.57.577.57
9. Sophie's Song (2) J: Patrick Carbery (55.5kg) T: Simon Miller
99897.78.5
10. Cockyjoy (1) J: Joseph Azzopardi (55kg) T: J E Grieve
6.576.576.97
11. Magic Will Reign (9) J: Ms Kyra Yuill (55kg) T: A G Durrant
2121212626.521

Odds Last Updated: April 24, 2021, 5:37pm (AEDT)

Think it’s time to get on (1) Not To Be Mist today. He was very good last start in 78+ company, recording the fastest final 400m of the entire meeting. Drops back to 72+ company today and Pike goes on for the first time this prep. He’ll be hitting the line hard.

(6) Creator won well last start and now steps up in class to a 72+. Continues to improve and should be in the finish.

(10) Cockyjoy has had excuses in his past two starts but did run 3rd behind Tycoon Storm three starts ago. Draws the inside and should improve.

(2) Position Of Power next best.

Tip: (1) Not To Be Mist $4.50 Sportsbet

Betting Strategy: 1 unit WIN Not To Be Mist

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Race 8

Diggers Cup (Bm78+) (1800m)
6:17pm (AEDT)

Race 8

Diggers Cup (Bm78+) (1800m)
6:17pm (AEDT)

1. Come Play With Me (1) J: Mitchell Pateman (62kg) T: A G Durrant
2121191820.521
2. Trap For Fools (5) J: Brad Rawiller (62kg) T: L Smith
3.53.33.233.153.4
3. Arctic Stream (8) J: Jason Whiting (61.5kg) T: R W Price
2626312628.526
4. Media Baron (4) J: Ms Kyra Yuill (61.5kg) T: D R Harrison
1011111111.211
5. Cockney Crew (9) J: Ms Jade Mcnaught (58.5kg) T: Kieran Mcdonagh
1414141514.215
6. That's Funny Az (2) J: Brad Parnham (57kg) T: D M Luciani
888887.5
7. Mackenzie Brooke (3) J: Joseph Azzopardi (56.5kg) T: A G Durrant
1111111012.212
8. Marocchino (6) J: William Pike (55kg) T: L P Luciani
2.72.72.72.82.72.7
9. Mrs Brown's Boy (10) J: Ryan Hill (55kg) T: Ms A King
414141414951
10. Mosseratti (7) J: Shaun O'donnell (54kg) T: C R Green
1921181818.823

Odds Last Updated: April 24, 2021, 6:17pm (AEDT)

Wide open Digger’s Cup here.

(2) Trap For Fools drops back from 2300m to 1800m and gets the blinkers back on. He’s weighted well in this grade with 62kg so he’ll take plenty of catching.

(7) Mackenzie Brooke flashed home first up over the mile and would have won with another stride. She did a similar thing first up last prep before racing a touch flat second up, so that’s the query, but she did kick off over 2200m last prep, whereas she started over the mile this time in. She’ll get the pace to suit.

(6) That’s Funny Az is looking to make it five wins straight and draws well in barrier 2.

(8) Marocchino is also flying.

Tip: (7) Mackenzie Brooke E/W $9.60 Sportsbetting

Betting Strategy: No bet

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Race 9

Crown Perth (Bm66+) (1600m)
6:55pm (AEDT)

Race 9

Crown Perth (Bm66+) (1600m)
6:55pm (AEDT)

1. Touch Of Silver (8) J: Keshaw Dhurun (62kg) T: A G Durrant
414134414034
2. Bogart (11) J: Laqdar Ramoly (59.5kg) T: A G Durrant
3. Gunnago (10) J: Brad Rawiller (59.5kg) T: J N Pateman
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4. Tinsnip (2) J: William Pike (58kg) T: A G Durrant
221.952.1521.95
5. Notorious One (12) J: Brad Parnham (57.5kg) T: C & M Gangemi
887.586.67.5
6. Decoy Noxious (6) J: Ms Kyra Yuill (56.5kg) T: Summer Dickson
676761715961
7. No Apology (7) J: Joseph Azzopardi (56.5kg) T: S J Miller
6.56666.65.5
8. My Greek Boy (3) J: Shaun Mcgruddy (55kg) T: S J Wolfe
1616161516.215
9. Eurasia (4) J: Ryan Hill (54kg) T: S J Wolfe
7.57.57.577.57.5
10. Pretty Friar (5) J: Shaun O'donnell (54kg) T: Ms J Erkelens
1616161516.216
11. Rogues Point (1) J: Ms Lucy Warwick (54kg) T: J T Warwick
414134343641
12. Sluice Box (9) J: Chris Parnham (54kg) T: A W Maley
13. Trump This (13) J: Ms Jade Mcnaught (54kg) T: Tiarnna Robertson
353434313131

Odds Last Updated: April 24, 2021, 6:57pm (AEDT)

I thought (4) Tinsnip had its chance over the shorter trip last start so will oppose him today, even with Pike going on.

(2) Bogart is racing well. Draws wide in barrier 11 but didn’t get any luck behind the in-form That’s Funny Az last start and prior to that ran 2nd to the same horse.

(7) No Apology sat three-wide the trip last start and still managed to run 5th. Prior to that he beat Koranis who then came out and won twice.

One day (13) Trump This will be put into a race – whether that’s today is a query given she’s drawn barrier 13, but she has a big finish on her and $31 is over the odds.

Tip: (7) No Apology $5.00 Bluebet

Also Backing: (2) Bogart $6.50 Bluebet

Value: (13) Trump This $31 TopSport

Betting Strategy: 0.75 units WIN No Apology, 0.5 units WIN Bogart, 0.25 units WIN Trump This

A trip to Hong Kong quickly had Tim hooked to the racing caper, maintaining the best place anywhere in the world on a Wednesday night is Happy Valley. He holds a strong interest in the Hong Kong form, along with the metropolitan racing in Sydney and Melbourne. He’s a fan of dry tracks, Zac Purton and takes particular interest in identifying patterns in the form. Tim wears many hats, juggling the roles of form analyst, jockey manager and racehorse owner.

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