Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: International Racing: Wednesday 06 May 2020 – Ascot

International Racing: Wednesday 06 May 2020 – Ascot

International Racing: Tuesday 05 May 2020 – Bundaberg

A competitive eight-race programme is scheduled for Ascot on Wednesday. The best bet comes in Race 4 in the form of STELLA DOOR. He was an impressive maiden winner in his last start, but the manner in which he won suggests there is more to come. William Pike retains the ride and the pair should be hard to beat today. 


Other international racing tips for Wednesday:
Ascot
Warrnambool
Canterbury
Sunshine Coast
Happy Valley
Neil Morrice Tips

Best Bet: STELLA DOOR (Race 4)
Value Bet: JAKESTAR (Race 1)


R
T
Conditions
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
1
06:39
1400m – 54+ Handicap
3
2
1
6
5
2
07:14
1100m – 2-y-o Special Weight
7
5
9
1
6
3
07:49
1000m – Maiden Special Weight
4
1
7
3
6
4
08:24
1200m – 50+ Handicap
3
5
6
1
8
5
09:00
1500m – 50+ Handicap
2
1
6
3
8
6
09:35
2200m – 60+ Handicap
3
2
11
7
5
7
10:10
2200m – 56+ Handicap
6
1
2
3
9
8
10:45
1400m – 54+ Handicap
9
1
12
5
3

Races (5 - 8)           Jackpot
1
Line
2
3
6
9
8
Lines

2
1
1
54
Lines
1
11
2
12
96
Lines

7
3

200
Lines

5
9
5

Race 1
JAKESTAR is the value bet on today’s programme. He was allowed to do his own thing in front when shedding his maiden tag last time over 1300m at Pinjarra Park. The son of Universal Ruler does take on stronger opposition today, but he is lightly raced and looks progressive. It is encouraging that jockey William Pike retains the ride this afternoon. He is likely to race on the speed once again and may be hard to peg back in the closing stages. FUHRER has finished mid-field in his last two starts in Listed company. It must be noted that the form of his last race has been franked. He has finished second in his only start over this distance and it is encouraging that Mitchell Pateman steps back into the saddle today. The son of Universal Ruler takes a drop-in class today and merits healthy respect. 

Race 2
MIYAGI produced a promising debut effort when finishing third over six furlongs at Pinjarra Park. She raced from a handy position that day and stayed on well at the finish. The daughter of Universal Ruler was understandably very green and she would have gained from the experience. With the natural improvement that is expected, she may be the one they all have to beat. KISSONALLFORCHEEKS made the natural progression when improving to finish second in her first run after 22 weeks off the track. It is interesting that the blinkers get removed for the first time today, but she should strip a much fitter horse and may be the one to throw out the biggest challenge to the top choice.

Race 3
NEW AMSTERDAM is an unraced son of Trade Fair from the Adam Durrant stable with jockey William Pike doing duty. His last two barrier trials coming into this race have been good and if not too green, may get his career off to a winning start. The betting market will be the best guide with regards to his chances. MY BLUEBOY is still a maiden after twelve runs, but he has not finished too far off the winner in recent outings. He has finished second once and third once from three starts over this distance. Jockey Chris Parnham knows the son of Henry Hughes well and the pair should be right there in the run down to the finishing post.

Race 4
STELLA DOOR is the best bet on today’s card. He had everything go his way in his last start as he sat in the box seat, took over the lead at the 150m mark and got away from the rest of the field. The son of Universal Ruler takes a rise in class today, but he doesn’t meet the strongest of fields and it is encouraging that William Pike retains the ride. From his handy draw of five, he may find himself in the winner’s enclosure. OXBRIDGE won his maiden at the third time of asking over a similar distance at Albany. He takes a step up in Grade today, but he is lightly raced and looks to have a lot of scope about him. Brodie Kirby knows him well and the pair should be the leading contenders for the placings.

Race 5
IRRITABLE RODNEE just got up to win his maiden at the second time of asking over this course and distance. He raced from a handy position, took over the lead at the 125m mark and held off all challengers. It must be noted that the form of that race has been franked. He takes a rise in class today, but he looks progressive and should have more to come. Jockey Shaun Mc Gruddy knows him well and the pair merit healthy respect. SON OF THE SUN won his maiden at the sixteenth time of asking. He is likely to race on the speed again this afternoon and with Mitchell Pateman retaining the ride, the pair may be hard to peg back in the closing stages. 

Race 6
WESTERN KING got back to winning ways in his last start over nine furlongs on this course. He ran on well down the inside rail that day under a driving ride from William Pike who gave the son of Animal Kingdom a masterful ride. He has drawn pole position today and with Pike retaining the ride, the pair have a good chance of notching up their fourth career victory together. STAFFORD’S LAD is slowly returning back to best form. He has won once, finished second twice and third twice from ten outings over this distance. Jarrad Noske knows the son of Demerit well and the pair should be the ones to pick up the pieces should the top choice fluff his lines.

Race 7
This is a competitive contest and caution is advised. The narrow first selection is PETTICOAT JUNCTION from the Justin Warwick yard. She got back to winning ways in her last start over this course and distance. She relished a decent tempo, ran on strongly and drew clear at the 150m mark. Natasha Faithfull knows the daughter of My Admiration well and if repeating her latest effort, she can notch up a quick double. EVERYMILE A MEMORY has not got the most consistent form, but on her day, she can win in a field of this nature. She has won once and finished second twice from five attempts over this distance. Shaun O’Donnell has ridden her once for a win and he will be looking to remain unbeaten aboard the daughter of Choisir.

Race 8
TRIGGERFISH has not finished too far off the winner in recent outings. He has finished second once and third once from as many starts over this distance. If continuing his good run of form, he may be rewarded for consistency this afternoon. NEXT STOP THE MOON’S last three starts have been decent. He has won twice, finished second twice and third once from seven attempts over this distance. He gets the services of 3kg claiming apprentice Chris Graham who has finished second aboard the son of Celtus in the past. Should the top choice fluff his lines, he may be the one that will pick up the pieces. 

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