The running of The Group 2 Perth Cup is the feature event at Ascot this Saturday. Despite the Perth spring carnivals drawing to a close, there is still plenty of action on this bumper card of racing!
Ascot Race 5
Wilchino looks well placed here in a small field. She attacked the line at her latest outing, and the extra 100m is advantageous. She usually performs well at Ascot, and this looks her race with the right run.
How’s The Serenity will start favourite after an impressive win fresh. She races well second-up, and she has a clinical track record. The 1100m is the unknown and slight query.
Uni Time is over the odds. The seven-year-old will be ready to fire second-up after a solid fresh run without threatening. He always needs a bit of luck with his pattern of racing, however I expect him to be charging home late.
Suggested Bet: Wilchino @ $2.60
Ascot RACE 6
#1 Magic To Exceed
Magic To Exceed comes into winning calculations after the apprentice claim. He attacked the line late at Belmont last start, and he should get the dream run on Saturday from an inside draw. The consistent gelding by Exceed And Excel has been supported in early markets.
Forever Autumn can peak here third-up from a spell. She finished just off the pace at Belmont Park last start, and she is ready to explode over the 1200m. From an inside draw, she can sit close to the speed.
Henry The Aviator is too consistent to dismiss. He always works well to the line and thrives at the distance. He will be thereabouts.
Suggested Bet: Magic To Exceed @ $9.50
Ascot Race 9
Neufbosc looks ready to peak here. All runs this preparation have led to this race, and he has yet to put a foot wrong all campaign. He drops significantly in weight for this event, and I am very bullish about the son of Mastercraftsman. The two years out of the winning stall is the main concern.
Alaskan God has been expensive to follow this preparation for punters. He was beaten at $1.85 last start, where he seemed to have every possible chance. He can bounce back over the 2400m.
Truly Inspired was brilliant last start. He looked back to his best, and he will be hard to hold out if he reproduces a similar performance.
Suggested Bet: Neufbosc @ $7.00
Ascot Race 10
#2 Galactic Storm
Galactic Storm closed firmly from the tail first-up at Pinjarra. From a good barrier draw, I expect the son of Street Boss to get the run of the race. The 1600m looks ideal second-up, and he will loom as they approach the winning post.
Acermetric will fly out of the barriers and set a hot tempo. He loves the mile and may look like the winner if he can pinch some cheap sectionals throughout.
Sunny Honey can make it a hat trick of wins. The 3kg apprentice claim is a positive, and he is ready for the mile. He will be hard to hold out with the right run.
Suggested Bet: Galactic Storm @ $4.00