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Ascot Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for April 2

  • Get our tips and best bets for the Ascot Races in Perth
  • The Listed Old Comrade Stakes headlines the Good Friday program in the west
  • Good 4 is the track reading and the rail is in the true position
  • Our April 2 preview can be found below
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Nine races feature on the Good Friday meeting from Ascot. (Getty)
Alex Marsh 31 Mar 2021
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Ascot will run a nine race program on April 2 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 April 2


Ascot Best Bet - Race 2 No. 3 American Grin

Off three excellent and eye-catching performances to start this preparation, it's well and truly D-day for this gelding on Friday where he does look better suited drawn out a shade more in now his second attempt over the 1500m at Ascot

Showing ability in his first two starts last March against some useful company, American Grin just never came up in his second campaign but off a pair of decent trials, rattled home first-up where he was only a stride off prevailing at Bunbury, a circuit that can be tough to make ground on.

American Grin was no match for what looks a handy one in Elafella at Pinjarra, but at 34.98, recorded the comfortably the fastest last 600m of that event when coming from the rear and despite just missing on March 17, he again rattled off fast closing splits.


Ascot Next Best Bet - Race 7 No. 1 Red Hot Tip

A lightly raced four-year-old that has always taken a few runs to hit his straps, this does look the easiest assignment he's faced since winning breaking the Maiden last March, a campaign where he won the Listed Melvista Stakes before a runner-up finish in the W.A.T.C. Derby.

Red Hot Tip took on much stronger opposition last preparation, twice running into the subsequent Kingston Town Classic winner Truly Great but wasn't able to progress in later that Spring in some handy staying events and was tipped out following a disappointing effort in late November.

Following an even first-up run, the four-year-old got too far back in a leader dominated affair behind the in-form That's Funny Az on March 21 but down in grade third-up where there's relief after the 2kg claim of Laqdar Romely, he can settle much closer from a better draw.


Ascot Value Bet - Race 9 No. 2 Masquerade

While he did finish last of 10 via his return over the five furlongs here on March 13, it was a somewhat of a non-event for the son of Time Thief where he got back on a tough card to be making ground out wide and from the rear.

Although it's an open contest to end the Good Friday meeting, there's no doubting this is an easier assignment for Masquerade, a galloper that has been very competitive in his last two second-up attempts, running home for a midfield finish last campaign and was only beaten a pimple with 61kg last autumn.

With 10 winners from 61 rides, apprentice hoop Keshaw Dhurun enjoyed good success in March and bringing an important 3kg claim, he can settle much closer from barrier three while off the form over his last few campaigns, there's no reason this gelding can't be in the mix at a big price.

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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.

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Off a hat-trick of runner-up finishes to start the campaign, we'll give one more chance to American Grin in the second from Ascot this Friday.

The step up in trip suits Red Hot Tip in Race 7 who can improve third-up and down in grade.

Masquerade has some each-way claims at a big price in the last.

Best Bet: American Grin To Win @115.00 at BetMGM - 6 Units
Next Best Bet: Red Hot Tip Each Way @600.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 3 Units
Value Bet: Masquerade Each Way @2000.0 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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