Ascot will run an eight race program on April 14 and our free betting tips along with our preview is available below.
CROWN PERTH MAIDEN Tips (Race 2)
Ascot Best Bet - Race 2 No. 5 Shezaclassychix
Her racing pattern makes it a little tricky but without luck, she's been thereabouts in stronger two-year-old races and getting out the 1200m on Wednesday does look much more suitable than the five-furlong dashes this filly has been contesting.
Sent out as a $15 chance on debut, she was chopped out of a run approaching the 150m and did pull up lame following that March 10 contest before her March 27 effort, where she rattled off the fastest last 600m (34.25) to finish fourth, putting nearly two lengths on the next runner home.
The main threat appears to Dadirra, who visually looked superb in her most recent trial win albeit it was in slow time when defeating Dangote (a 20/1 chance here) and with William Pike staying aboard Shezaclassychix, she's worth another chance.
CARBINE CLUB OF WA MAIDEN Tips (Race 3)
Ascot Next Best Bet - Race 3 No. 7 Ishinca View
This three-year-old was well supported ($6.50-$4.40) prior to her debut at Bunbury in November but she had to settle for second when outsprinted late and was tipped out following the December 6 effort, where they did ease up on her late.
Ishinca View has always shown ability at the trials and that was again evident in an April 6 hit-out at Lark Hill when cruising through her gears whereas all other rivals were under pressure, and worked a little stronger to the eye that morning than Kasonori, the favourite in this event.
The daughter of Patronize will perhaps get over a little more ground in time but has certainly done enough at the trials and in that first campaign to be considered here at an each-way price.
TABTOUCH – BETTER YOUR BET HANDICAP Tips (Race 5)
Ascot Value Bet - Race 5 No. 10 Zip Zam Zoom
The winning strike rate is obviously becoming a concern given he hasn't been able to build on the Maiden victory last winter, however, he has been thereabouts throughout most of his career and has been building towards a win this preparation.
After peaking on his effort over fresh when tiring after a wide run, Zip Zam Zoom stuck to the task well second-up before stepping up to the mile on April 2 where the intention was to make use of a better gate, but he got shuffled back when the topweight quickly retreated after a slick getaway.
Held-up rounding the turn before having to get off heels at the 200m to attempt a wide dash at them late, he's still got home well under the circumstances and with a little more luck in transit on Wednesday, is going well enough to threaten in what isn't a strong race.