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Ascot Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for May 1

  • Get our tips and best bets for the Ascot Races in Perth
  • The $100,000 Westspeed Platinum Autumn Final headlines the May 1 card in the west
  • Soft 6 is the current track reading although an upgrade is possible
  • Our Saturday preview can be found below
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Ascot host a nine race program this Saturday. (Getty)
Alex Marsh 30 Apr 2021
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Ascot will run a nine race program on May 1 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 May 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.


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.


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.

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Ascot Races FAQs

Can I watch a live stream of Ascot Races?

Yes, you can live stream all the action from the Ascot Races. 

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?

To place a bet on the Ascot races you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker. 

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.



Vadette De Star (Race 1) and Off Wego (Race 5) will run as our best bets on the May 1 meeting from Ascot.

Sir Mambo had some excuses last start and a soft track won't worry him in the feature (Race 8).

Best Bet: Off Wego To Win @185.00 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Next Best Bet: Vadette De Star To Win @170.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 4 Units
Value Bet: Sir Mambo Each Way @900.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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