The racing action continues to heat up this Saturday at Ascot. The Winterbottom Stakes is the feature event on the program, and it wouldn’t look out of place on Derby Day! This meeting has evolved the last ten-years, and it shows with the high-profile horses lining up on Saturday. Take a bow Western Australia racing!
Ascot Race 6
#3 All The King's Men
All The King’s Men looks well placed on the quick back. He flew from the tail of the field last start, and the drop in grade here is a huge advantage. He races well at Ascot, and this is his pet distance.
Saintorio is one of the major players. He hit the line nicely last start to fill a minor placing, and his sectionals were impressive. He will get every chance from an inside draw.
Diamond Command can run a race after a slashing first-up performance.
Suggested Bet: All The King’s Men @ $4.00
Ascot RACE 7
#14 Pure Devotion
Pure Devotion looks the good thing of the day. She should peak here third up from a spell after finishing close up in a good-form race last start. William Pike has a significant association with the mare by So You Think, and she is arguably the best-weighted runner of the day. She has one hoof on the till!
Marocchino was great at Northam recently. He handles all conditions, and this is a significant class drop. He will be competitive despite carrying 60.5kg.
All Man is over the odds. The gritty customer is chasing a hat trick of wins but is unwanted in the market.
Suggested Bet: Pure Devotion @ $2.25
Ascot Race 8
#4 Elite Street
Wow! What a great edition of The Winterbottom Stakes!
I am happy to be with the local galloper Elite Street. He savaged the line first up from a spell recording crazy sectionals. His form second up is exceptional, and he handles all conditions. Brad Rawiller takes the ride, and I expect him to have fans in late betting.
Rothfire was great in a hot race at Flemington last start. He looks well placed from the perfect draw and will get his chance to claim a Group 1 victory. He oozes class.
The Astrologist seems to run in all the major sprinting features. He always runs well and gives his all. He must be included.
Suggested Bet: Elite Street @ $6.00
Ascot Race 9
#8 Billy Ray
Billy Ray can surprise here by dropping back in grade. He ran well last start finishing on the heels of the winner. With William Pike aboard, he represents excellent each-way value to finish the day. In Pike, we trust!
Winning Partner can win here after an ok run at Flemington last start. His best form probably wins this event; he needs to produce it. He has been inconsistent this campaign.
Staralign goes into all wider exotics. He has had a solid preparation without winning.
Suggested Bet: Billy Ray @ $8.50