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Ascot Tips March 24 - best bets for Ascot races on Saturday

  • Best bets for Ascot on Saturday

Ascot Racecourse stages the feature racing in Perth on Saturday and we pick out the best bets to be backing.

See our free weekly Ascot Tips below:

Ascot Tips - March 24

Check back on Thursday, March 22, to see Saturday's best bets.

Previous Ascot Tips:

March 17


HOW TO FLY got the job done defeating Tango Ora last start but has previously run much quicker time when carrying more weight.  His best win was following a freshen-up so he looks set to continue his great record following a 28-day break. 

Race 2 - CROWN TOWERS HANDICAP (1000m) 1:58pm

MORE ACES had excuses two starts back when beaten by Gee Boss and now meets him better at the weights. Looked home last start where they ran quick time over 1200m before fading late and battling on for 3rd. He’ll be running the 1000m out super strong and is likely to land in the box seat right behind a cracking early pace. 

Race 8 - AMELIA PARK LODGE HANDICAP (1400m) 5:40pm

I love the way SWEET ORA is trending upward with every run. Third-up she stepped up to 1400m and finished a quarter of a length back in a time of 1:23.690 before finishing half a length back next start in 1:22.990. Last start she scored most impressively and stopped the clock at 1:22.260 to show she is still on the up. Has to carry more weight this time but has drawn ideally and can win again. 

March 10

Race 1 - MOURITZ BLITZ PLATE (1100m) 1:23pm

A most impressive barrier trial indicates that FIRST STRIKE might have something to offer here. The two-year-old filly doesn’t know how to jump from the gates yet, so I expect her to be last in the early parts, but she really motored home in the straight to just miss behind Jester Noir who finished 3rd over 1200m when tiring in the final 100m. First Strike rates higher than Jester Noir and as long as she doesn’t give them a massive start in the straight, she can finish over the top of them. 


This looks a two-horse race, and on times, the second favourite, BATTLE HERO, can outgun the favourite, Royal Missile. He’s ready to peak fourth-up, and having run out a strong 1300m last start, the drop back to 1200m looks ideal as he’ll try and lead all the way. 


This race is simply about times, weight, barrier and fitness. And ATACAMA SKY ticks every box and should be winning from barrier 1. He comes into this race third-up and ready to peak, has run superior time at the track and trip, improved from his first-up run to his second, and is likely to lead or sit right behind the speed if something wants to take him on. With 2kg less than last time, I can’t see anything outgunning him over the short course. 

February 24


ELEVEN SECONDS looks a near certainty here under set weights and penalties conditions. He’s undefeated in two starts at the track and trip including a three-length win over Gatting and a narrow victory over Point when he was unsuited by dropping back in trip. This campaign he has resumed with two wins over 1400m and 1600m including a last start victory over Woodsville and Oliver’s Travels who has franked the form with yet another win. 

Race 7 - AGCI HANDICAP (1200m) 4:42pm

ATLANTA BLUE carried 2.5kg more than short-priced favourite, Showcase, when scoring a fast finishing first-first-up win last start. He came from eight lengths off the pace at this track and trip to score when second-up last preparation so I’d be expecting an improved effort here. Gets in with 3.5kg less this time and will get a soft run from the inside gate. Just needs luck in the straight to be flying home and score again. 

Race 8 - YEAR OF THE DOG HANDICAP (1200m) 5:17pm

There only appears to be a few hopes in this race and most have strong detractors. However, FINE SCENT has far more upside and drops in class after contesting the $150,000 Magic Millions WA 3YO (1200m). She copped some interference early last start and that cost her a forward position, but from barrier 9, she may be forced to go and sit outside the leader, and with two runs under her belt this time, she’s fit enough to keep going. 

February 17


NO MEAN FEAT has been consistent finishing runner-up in all three starts, and he’s found a very winnable race here. The lightly-raced six-year-old son of Danehill Express gets back and runs on, and he should be suited at Ascot where he can build on the turn and finally get the chance to fully unleash down the outside. 

Race 5 - AMELIA PARK HANDICAP (1400m) 3:25pm

VEUVE DE VEGA has won his past two for us and I’m not dropping off now. He showed upside last start with a very soft win at this track and trip and only has to carry half a kilo more as he goes up slightly in grade. I don’t like Oliver’s Travels dropping back in trip and he looks the main danger.

Race 8 - ST PATRICK'S RACEDAY - 17 MAR HANDICAP (1600m) 5:22pm

WESTERN TEMPLE just looks so well placed here he has to be in the money. First-up run over 1500m was a cracker behind Oliver’s Travels where he carried 54kg in a BM72+. He’s placed in his last two second-up runs in the Lex Piper Stakes (1600m) and Belmont Guineas (1600m) and now contests a BM66+ at his second run while he only carries 54.5kg after the 3kg claim. His last two first-up runs where over 1400m and he just peaked late when second-up over the mile, but he kicked off over 1500m this time and that should see him strong over the mile this time. 

Where To Bet On Ascot Races

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What Bets To Place at Ascot Races

There are a number of ways to bet on horse racing this weekend from a standard win or place bet to quadrellas and multibets. 

SINGLE: The most common bet. The single bet involves betting on your selection to win, place, or both (each-way). If betting each-way (see our guide for what an each-way bet is), the stake is doubled as you are betting on your selection to win, and also to place.

QUINELLA: A Quinella bet is available on every thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least three or more runners. To win a Quinella, you must successfully predict the 1st and 2nd placegetters in any order

EXACTA: An exacta is exactly the same as a quinella. However, you must successfully predict the 1st and 2nd placegetters in the correct order

TRIFECTA: A Trifecta bet is available on every thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least four or more runners. To win a Trifecta, you must successfully predict the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placegetters in a given race. 

FIRST4: A First4 bet is available on most thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least four or more runners. To win a First4, you must successfully predict the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th placegetters in a given race. 

MYSTERY BET: A Mystery Bet takes the guess work out of picking a Trifecta and is generated by the betting agency’s computer. The computer system will randomly select three runners and if they fill the placings you win the Trifecta. 

QUADDIE: A Quaddie bet, or Quadrella bet as it is fully known, is available on most thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race meetings. A quaddie is betting on the winners of four nominated races, which are typically the last four races of any meeting, and is a very popular bet. 

MULTIBET: Multibets offer a great way to secure big winning returns on your bets as you combine various bets into one, and are proving to be an extremely popular way to bet. A multibet combines any number of bets from two to 25 into one single bet and dramatically increases the odds. 

PATENT BET: A Patent bet is similar to a three-leg multibet but is made up of seven separate bets: three singles, three doubles and a trio. Where a multibet requires all selections to win for a return, a patent bet will yield a return from just one winner.

ALL-IN BETTING: All-In betting involves a bookmaker offering fixed odds on selected feature races prior to the declaration of the final field. All-In betting on the Melbourne Cup, for example, is available for the better part of 12 months leading into the event. The risk with All-In Betting is that you will not receive your stake back if your horse is scratched.

Alternatively, follow our quick links below to learn more about the various types of horse racing bets.

Ascot Race Track Description

Regarded as the 'grand old lady' of Australian racecourses, Perth’s Ascot Racecourse is a well-drained turf track with a 300 metre inclining straight regarded by experts as the most severe test of stayers in Australia. 

Ascot is one of the smaller racecourses in Australia and inside barriers can be an advantage. 

Races are run in an anti-clockwise direction.

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