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Ascot Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for February 20

  • Get our tips and best bets for the Ascot Races in Perth
  • The Listed Detonator Stakes headlines the February 20 card
  • Good 4 is the track reading and the rail is out 5 metres
  • Our Saturday preview can be found below
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Ascot will run a nine race card this Saturday. (Getty)
Alex Marsh 19 Feb 2021
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Ascot will run a nine race program on February 13 and our free betting tips along with our preview is available below.

Get free Ascot tips, race previews and betting selections for all key race meetings from Ascot in Perth.

Our Ascot best bets are provided by expert form analysts and tipsters, with free betting tips available right here.

Ascot Tips February 20


Ascot Best Bet - Race 5 No. 4 Pletto

I'm not convinced this is any harder than what she faced first-up in the Pearl Classic at Pinjarra, when rattling home as the eventual runner-up and off the big peak performance second-up last campaign, this looks well within her grasp.

Following a similar return when wide and just peaking late on July 15, Pletto was able to explode off that platform 14 days later (same pattern here) where although she admittedly didn't beat a whole lot, the overall 1200m time stacked up well for that program and barrier eight here suits, as she will get galloping room.

While this is her first time stepping up past the sprint journeys, she's always looked a seven/eight furlong galloper and with William Pike riding in Melbourne, it means we are getting a better opening price for the daughter of Playing God.

Race 6 - 3:32PM AMELIA PARK HANDICAP Tips (1400 METRES) (Race 6)

Ascot Value Bet - Race 6 No. 1 Not To Be Mist

After recording six wins from his first nine starts, this Adam Durrant-trained gelding did start getting costly for punters throughout his last campaign although he was still very competitive versus stronger company to what he faces here.

Following a second to Mankind first-up last winter, Not To Be Mist ran into Showmanship over this trip, where he was the only other runner to break 35 seconds for the last 600m of that race and that winner won his next two starts in Melbourne, which included a dominant Listed victory.

That form reads superbly for this and while he's drawn out, there is plenty of speed in this contest so with a cold ride and with a strong return run over 1200m under the belt (only runner to break 34 seconds for the last 600m), this striking grey can pounce at an each-way quote.


Ascot Nest Best Bet - Race 7 No. 2 Cousin Ivan

He was well suited getting up to the ten furlongs third-up at Pinjarra last start and while William Pike was aboard, it wasn't the champions finest ride aboard this lightly raced four-year-old from the Holly Taylor yard.

After landing in a plumb position behind the leading quartet, "The Wizard" was caught napping when those off the speed were looking to blend in and instead had to rely on a turn-of-foot that isn't really there with Cousin Ivan, rather than taking off and trusting his staying prowess.

The son of Fiorente won two of four starts in his first preparation which culminated in victory via the Listed Aquanita Stakes in July last year, a strong performance as he was challenged in the run home and now nearing peak fitness, he can get a deserving win this campaign.


Ascot Favourite - Race 8 No. 16 Montelena

This Listed feature from Ascot on Saturday sees a mostly competitive field line-up over the 1800m and while this is a step up off the winter form (and return run), this lightly raced mare does look the one on an upwards spiral still, compared to many of her well exposed rivals.

Montelena isn't exactly a stranger to Stakes level, with a Listed placing as a three-year-old but she was still very much a work in progress via those earlier preparations, so coming back in grade last time in, she was able to really furnish as a racehorse and improved with every outing.

With a low weight and looking to chime in off a good tempo, this is a great opportunity to get a black-type win on the board.

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Can I watch a live stream of Ascot Races?

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You can find more information via our live streaming section.

When do Ascot races take place?

Ascot is one of two circuits in Perth used for the main racing in Western Australia and it generally hosts two meetings a week thoughout their designated period. It is recognized as Western Australia's major racing venue.

Ascot is the summer track and they split the Perth Races with Belmont who take over in the colder months.

Where can I bet on the Ascot Races?

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Generally corporate bookies provide betting markets a day prior to a Wednesday meeting at Ascot and around two days before a Saturday or feature program.



Pletto (Race 5) and Cousin Ivan (Race 7) will run as our best bets on the February 20 meeting from Ascot.

Not To Be Mist makes some each-way appeal in the sixth while Montelena is our tip in the feature (Race 8).

Best Bet: Pletto To Win @255.00 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Next Best Bet: Cousin Ivan To Win @270.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 3 Units
Favourite: Montelena To Win @275.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 2 Units
Value Bet: Not To Be Mist Each Way @700.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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