|What||Ascot 1000 Guineas Day 2022|
|Where||Ascot Racecourse – 71 Grandstand Rd, Ascot WA 6104|
|When||Saturday, February 26, 2022|
|First Race||1:13pm AWST|
It’s Ascot 1000 Guineas Day in Perth this Saturday, with the Listed feature headlining an eight-race program. HorseBetting’s Western Australian racing analyst brings you his best bets and quaddie numbers for the meeting, as well as his top tips in the 1000 Guineas and the Listed Lex Piper Stakes. Ideal racing conditions are on the cards, with the rail in the true position and the track rated a Good 4, so every horse should get their chance. The field for the first race of the day is set to face the starter at 1:13pm AWST.
Listed Ascot 1000 Guineas – Miss Field
Lindsey Smith and Brad Parnham combine in Saturday’s feature race with three-year-old filly Miss Field. The daughter of Deep Field broke her maiden at Pinjarra Park on January 3 in a 1200m Fillies & Mares Maiden in what was her first start in Western Australia. Prior to that, Miss Field raced in Victoria and put together some nice runs, including one behind Spinning in a Horsham maiden. That galloper has form around Generation, Linas Legend and Lady Of Honour, so that form is definitely good enough. She should get a beautiful run from barrier one and be very hard to beat.
Listed Lex Piper Stakes – Trix Of The Trade
There are certainly no prizes for finding Colin Webster’s three-year-old Trix Of The Trade on top in this race, but when a horse has won six from seven, it’s hard to go past him. The son of Trade Fair has won his past four starts, including the Listed WA Breeders’ Classic and the Listed Challenge Stakes in his past two starts. Troy Turner knows this galloper extremely well, so he will give him every chance of winning from barrier two. This one should be able to justify his long-odds-on quote and make it five in a row.
Best Bet at Ascot – Bruce Almighty
Bruce Almighty is an ultra-consistent commodity, finishing in the placings on 22 times from 40 career starts. All six of this gelding’s wins have come at Ascot, while he has only missed the places over 1600m once. The six-year-old son of Playing God has been in the minor money in each of his last five starts, while he led all of the way to win at this track and distance on January 8, just three starts ago. Chris Parnham stays in the saddle, they have drawn perfectly in barrier two, and he looks to get the favours from in front. He looks hard to run down.
Next Best at Ascot – Pink Carats
Despite a good win as favourite on January 15 at this track and distance, Pink Carats then went around as an $11 chance on January 29, but he proved too good again. The four-year-old son of I Am Invincible stays at the 1000m and keeps Patrick Carberry in the saddle, which are both good signs. The gelding should be able to land in the one-one on Saturday from barrier four, so he shouldn’t have any excuses as he looks to make it three straight wins.
Ascot Value Bet – Mini Winnie
Quentin Jackson and Andrew Castle combine in the penultimate with Mini Winnie. The five-year-old gelding was solid last time out at Pinjarra when third to Clairvoyance, who won the Pinjarra Classic last Sunday, so that looks the right form. The race favourite, Comes A Time, was second in that race, splitting Clairvoyance and Mini Winnie, but the latter meets her rival 0.5kg better off at the weights on this occasion. Castle will look to push up from barrier 10 and assume a forward role, and we expect to see him there for a long time. Mini Winnie can run a good race at double-figure odds with Sportsbet.
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|Investment:||$72 for 100%|