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Ascot Tips and Best Bets for October 17

  • Get our tips and best bets for the Ascot Races from Perth
  • The Listed Crawford and Group Three Northerly Stakes headline the October 17 meeting in the west
  • The rail is out 5 metres (out 11 on Wednesday) and the track is rated a Good 4
  • Our preview for Ascot can be found below
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Ascot Tips October 17


Ascot Best Bet - Race 3 No. 6 Secret Plan

To the eye, the September 2 debut win of this Bob Peters-owned gelding was as good as you'll see anywhere when coming from the rear over five furlongs at Belmont and reeling them with am amazing ease on the line.

You just don't see too many first outings like that and although this is understandably much harder, the form has been okay around that Maiden with runner-up Divine Pair placing behind two useful one's either side of that whilst Apple Schnapps and Celebrity Witness are subsequent winners from that same field.

The step up now to 1200m should only suit Secret Plan as we hope to see the famous cerise and white colours storm home late yet again as the best bet on the October 17 meeting from Ascot.


Ascot Value Bet - Race 5 No. 4 Heaven's Gift

Arriving for the start of her second preparation is this daughter of Not A Single Doubt who will improve off whatever she does here first-up, however, class can take her a long way in what's a mostly moderate event.

It was an outstanding first preparation by Heaven's Gift who won over this 1400m journey on debut before going back-to-back over a mile and rounded out the campaign with listed placing's behind the unbeaten and very smart Chantrea.

There will be plans at stakes level for this mare a little further down the track but she was working home well late in a recent trial and on ability, can give this a shake at an each-way price.


Ascot Roughie - Race 8 No. 12 Platoon

The Group Three Northerly Stakes headlines the October 17 program and in a very competitive field for the feature, this very honest five-year-old isn't hopeless despite the big price.

He kept taking that next step in 2019 with a Listed win in March and was one of the most competitive locals over the Perth Carnival later in the year with the highlight being a third-place finish in the Group One Railway Stakes behind Regal Power and Best Of Days.

Platoon had just three starts earlier this year which were all competitive showings at stakes grade and off a September 29 trial when strong through and after the line behind two smart sprinters in Valour Road and Flirtini, he has some claims.


Ascot Next Best Bet - Race 9 No. 2 Moschard

This honest six-year-old from the strong Peter Fernie stable deserves a win and in the easiest assignment he's faced in some time, this looks his perfect chance to do so in the last from Ascot this Saturday.

The Moshe gelding was sent for a good freshen-up following a well beaten midfield finish behind subsequent Melbourne listed winner Showmanship back on June 2 and he recently participated over the Kalgoorlie Carnival where he was good in the Listed Hannan Handicap, but just a shade outclassed.

He's hard fit with now three 1400m runs under his belt in September/October and with seemingly very few winning chances as most of these are either needing more ground or just limited, Moschard is perfectly placed for victory number eight.

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Secret Plan was an outstanding debut winner and he's an exiting prospect in the third from Ascot.

The honest Moschard is knocking on the door and gets his chance in the last of the card.

Heaven's Gift has the class to figure fresh in Race 5 at an each-way price.

Best Bet: Secret Plan To Win @145 at BetMGM - 6 Units
Next Best Bet: Moschard To Win @305 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
Value Bet: Heaven's Gift Each Way @800 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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