Group racing returns to Ascot this Saturday as the spring features start to head west. William ‘The Wizard’ Pike has made the trip home for this fantastic nine-card program. Can anyone stop The Wizard?
Ascot Race 6
#3 VAMPI AT PLAY
Vampi At Play was luckless in the lead-up race to this event. She was travelling perfectly in transit before being blocked for a run.
She is drawn to get the perfect run, and if she sees daylight, she is the one to beat. She looks to have plenty of upside.
Laced Up Heels is the main danger. She is coming off a breakthrough win against the boom filly Amelia’s Jewel. She has a tricky draw, but she can’t be discounted. She will be fighting out the finish.
Penny On The Queen and Miss Drakova will be thereabouts.
Suggested Bet: Vampi At Play @ $3.00
ascot Race 7
#10 Miss Conteki
Miss Conteki is looking to make it three wins on the trot. She came home powerfully from the back half of the field to score last time. I expect a peak run here, third up from a spell. She can win again!
Elite Street is the class runner. His form this time last year would win this event comfortably. He hasn’t been missed in early markets and will be hard to beat.
Indian Pacific rarely runs a bad race, and he has previously had success at this track. He will give a good sight sitting on top of the speed.
Suggested Bet: Miss Conteki @ $4.20
ascot Race 8
#9 all show
All Show can bounce back here after a flat performance. Despite running second, she didn’t show her same zest for racing. From a friendly draw, I expect a better showing.
Wilde Belle looks over the odds after two consecutive wins. There is no reason why she can’t win again.
Baby Paris has had good market support. There is a boom around her, and she goes into all winning calculations.
Just Go is over the odds at $26.
Suggested Bet: All Show @ $5.50
Ascot Race 9
#12 SEARCHIN' ROC'S
Devoted looks destined to head to The Group 1 Railway Stakes with a qualifying win here. He hasn’t had much luck this campaign. However, he shouldn’t have any excuses here with The Wizard aboard.
Searchin’ Roc’s has also had a luckless preparation. From the positive draw, she can be in this for a long way. She is well weighted and over the odds.
Playing Marika must be considered on the quick backup. She drops significantly in weight and is well placed here to strike.
Suggested Bet: Searchin’ Roc’s @ $9.00