Ascot will run a nine race program on May 1 and our free betting tips along with our preview is available below.
AMELIA PARK HANDICAP Tips (Race 1)
Ascot Next Best Bet - Race 1 No. 3 Vadette De Star
Backed as if unbeatable prior to her Ascot debut on February, this filly landed those big bets and in the process, defeated a handy Charleton Eddie, a winner of five races including his very next start on Bunbury Cup Day.
Vadette De Star was a little plain when following that up at Bunbury, where she was a drifting favourite on a Soft track but freshened-up and back to the 1000m, she responded with a big run from the rear on April 17, recording the fastest sectionals (800m onwards) of that program.
With a little weight swing on Acromantula from that event who can ideally have some company early from Critical Attitude who's drawn barrier one, this should be run a little faster early and settling a shade closer in the run, she can turn the tables on Saturday.
HEINEKEN 3 HANDICAP Tips (Race 5)
Ascot Best Bet - Race 5 No. 8 Off Wego
There was clearly an opinion of this three-year-old early days but following two ordinary performances to open his career, he steadily improved and that culminated in a good maiden victory third-up at Northam last spring.
That was the catalyst for this son of Oratorio to progress as he went back-to-back following that over the mile at Belmont, a circuit he again placed on via the September 26 program before being tipped out, with four attempts at Listed level to start this preparation, finishing third in the last two of those.
Off Wego has shown the ability to sprint off a slow tempo, which holds him in good stead as he can rattle off what's required regardless of what happens up front in this contest, a weaker event to the one he faced on April 17, and only goes up half a kilo off that performance.
WESTSPEED PLATINUM AUTUMN FINAL Tips (Race 8)
Ascot Value Bet - Race 8 No. 1 Sir Mambo
He doesn't exactly win out of turn but despite a pair of flops over his 29-start career to date, you're doing well to find an uncompetitive effort from this five-year-old who had excuses second-up and does find a suitable race here.
The son of War Chant generally needs the run fresh, which was no exception on January 21 despite holding his ground for a fourth-place finish and following that, was four-wide throughout the 1200m on February 13, but still stuck on for third despite covering so much extra ground.
Sir Mambo pulled up lame following the March 13 attempt and freshened-up, he was held-up late in the key lead-up to this Autumn Final on April 17 with a big positive this Saturday being the removal of the dreaded bar plates from his feet.