Best From The West: Ascot – 28th March 2020

The Derby lead up is the Melvista Stakes and there could be some value.

Ascot
Ascot Picture: Racing and Sports

Even acknowledging that William Pike has chosen the stable mate, we fancy Midnight Blue could be the better stayer and now at 2200m that can make the difference.

He is by So You Think out of a Zabeel mare and he was so strong at the end of the JC Roberts after dropping back in that race from a good Bunbury maiden win.

Now back to the longer trip, he will get back but will be strong late and being hard fit, it won't take much to be the stronger 3yo.

We are getting a good price about him on Saturday and he might be worth a flutter early doors in the Derby too.

Maybe also multi him up with Tuscan Queen in the WA Oaks.

Over to the last were Ocean's Fifteen can be winning despite the barrier.

He does have gate speed and ran very nicely first up over this course and distance.

All the other main chances are drawn around him so he can work over in that pack and take up a position.

That little weight advantage on them could be the right variance in the end.

BEST FROM THE WEST

BET OF THE DAY: Race 6 #2 Midnight Blue @ $4.60

EACH WAY PLAY: Race 10 #15 Ocean's Fifteen @ $5.00


Racing and Sports

Ascot

Saturday, 28th March 2020

6
15:30
(local)

Schweppes-Melvista Stakes (LR)

Age: 3yo Sex: CG Type: OPEN
AUD $100,000
2200m TURF GOOD
6
15:30
(local)
AUD $100,000
2200m GOOD

Schweppes-Melvista Stakes (LR)

Age: 3yo Sex: CG Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 3. RED HOT TIP (AUS) 3yo G
RED HOT CHOICE (AUS) - ZEDLINK (AUS)
RYAN HILL
STEPHEN MILLER
$5.50
55.0kg
D C McLlheney, S J Miller, A W Barrett, Miss L Zanki, K J Jolly, Mrs B Jolly, P D Gerrand, I R Penn, D C Waugh, R W Smith, K E O'Connor, B E Beresford, Mrs T McAlpine, R J Antonio, B J Antonio, P M Antonio, G Antonio, T B Antonio, L R McLlheney & M J C McLlheney

Sales Information

2nd 2. MIDNIGHT BLUE (AUS) 3yo G
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (AUS)
CLINT JOHNSTON-PORTER
G & A WILLIAMS
$5.00
55.0kg
Peters Investments Pty Ltd (Mgr: R J Peters)
3rd 4. CRIMINAL CODE (AUS) 3yo G
MASCHINO (AUS) - PALE (AUS)
STEVEN PARNHAM
TIARNNA ROBERTSON
$10.00
55.0kg
J Beesley, A J Anderson, Mrs S M Beesley, M F McDonagh & J Tierney
4th 1. BOGART (AUS) 3yo G
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - AVANTE (AUS)
WILLIAM PIKE
G & A WILLIAMS
$1.73
55.0kg
5th 5. CREZEE (AUS) 3yo G
GOD HAS SPOKEN (AUS) - HAVANA CITY (AUS)
CHRIS PARNHAM
HECTOR MCLAREN
$31.00
55.0kg
6th 8. GREAT WATERS (AUS) 3yo G
DUNDEEL (NZ) - MISS IGUACU (AUS)
JARRAD NOSKE
M P ALLAN
$15.00
55.0kg

Sales Information

7th 7. ARCADIA KING (AUS) 3yo G
SEBRING (AUS) - ARCADIA (AUS)
J AZZOPARDI
G & A WILLIAMS
$31.00
55.0kg