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Ascot Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for May 8

  • Get our tips and best bets for the Ascot Races in Perth
  • The $100,000 Eurythmic Stakes headlines the May 8 card in the west
  • Soft 5 is the current track reading although an upgrade is possible
  • Our Saturday preview can be found below
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Ascot will run a nine race program this Saturday. (Getty)
Alex Marsh 07 May 2021
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Ascot will run a nine race program on May 8 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 8


Ascot Best Bet - Race 1 No. 3 Beret

This mare easily could've prevailed in another one or two races this campaign, including last week, but again has been the victim of a wide barrier, rattling home from the rear as the eventual runner-up.

She was five weeks between runs and staying at 1800m there, so is certainly open top improvement and while this is technically a harder race, if you look outside the out of form topweight, they've all been competing in the same grade prior to this anyway.

With gun apprentice Laqdar Romely remaining in the saddle, Beret drops from 57kg to 52kg this Saturday and deserving a fourth career victory, she gets her chance to achieve that in the opener from Ascot.


Ascot Value Bet - Race 4 No. 7 Sheza Chalmer

She was excellent in her first campaign, defeating Testing Love (won her next two) at start two before an even more dominant display on a November 25 card where she was the only runner to come from off the speed at Bunbury and prevail (smashed the clock for the day too).

While she had to settle for second as a short favourite on December 12, it looked an end of preparation performance and although she trialled well in March, it's worth noting the five week gap between that hit out and the April 21 return.

In a farcically run affair in that first-up attempt, she was never in winning calculations when settling back but dropping from 58.5kg to 54.5kg and ideally with a more positive Patrick Carbery second-up, Sheza Chalmer can bounce back.


Ascot Next Best Bet - Race 5 No. 5 Drinkwhatyoulike

With a massive 4kg swing in the weights from their April 24 clash at Ascot, this mare can turn the tables on Panzdown with some more forward tactics and stripping fitter now third-up from a spell (has no second-up form).

After holding on to score first-up down the Pinjarra straight, Drinkwhatyoulike was forced to take a sit via that latest attempt whereas the winner got somewhat of a lucky passage through on the inside.

Expected to return her more customary leading role this Saturday, this honest daughter of Denman should get every chance to build on her already impressive 1000m record (all four career wins have come over this trip).


Ascot Value Bet - Race 6 No. 5 Megazone

While he was very competitive in four runs over his last campaign, now dropping back to 66+ level gives this gelding a realistic chance of winning first-up on Saturday in what isn't a strong race.

Megazone really only a needs a repeat his last fresh attempt where he rattled off a race fastest last 600m of 33.84, finishing second to Carocapo who had every favour up front in that slowly run affair and the subsequent form from that winner has been strong.

Winning his next start at 78+ level before a string of good efforts at Stakes level, Carocapo is a handy sprinter that would be doing a number on this line-up over 1200m and now hopefully kept to the sprint trips, this five-year-old can progress a little further this time in.

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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.



Beret (Race 1) and Drinkwhatyoulike (Race 5) will run as our best bets on the May 8 meeting from Ascot.

Sheza Chalmer is worth another chance in Race 4 while Megazone respresents each-way value in Race 6.

Best Bet: Beret To Win @265.00 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Next Best Bet: Drinkwhatyoulike To Win @185.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 4 Units
Value Bet: Sheza Chalmer To Win @400.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Megazone Each Way @750.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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