Best From The West: Ascot – 16th May 2020

The Roma Cup is the main race on the card as we close in on the end of the Ascot season.

Ascot
Ascot Picture: Racing and Sports

It is an excellent running of the Cup with several G1 winners entered and some looking to recapture that old form.

Have a suspicion the mares will be big players here and one of them is Angelic Ruler.

She had a top Spring in Melbourne including three straight placings at group level.

After heading home, she got back to her best three weeks ago when drawing clear late.

While she is back a furlong now, that fitness is only going to help and there is clearly no drawback having William Pike up. In fact that fitness advantage looks the biggest bonus the mares have.

The saying always be wary of the unbeaten horse is one to note in Race 4 as Mood Swings comes to town.

This colt debuted at Bunbury over this journey and sat forward from the jump. Once he got going he put a gap in them.

No doubt it is a bit different coming to Saturday company but this is hardly a strong race and the favourite herself has been mainly midweek racing, where she was beaten out of the placings when very short last outing.

From a lovely draw Mood Swings can be put right into the race immediately and should be in the finish somewhere.

BEST FROM THE WEST

BET OF THE DAY: Race 8 #10 Angelic Ruler @ $4.20

EACH WAY PLAY: Race 4 #6 Mood Swings @ $5.50


Racing and Sports

Ascot

Saturday, 16th May 2020

8
16:25
(local)

Amelia Park-Roma Cup (G3)

Age: 2yo and up Type: OPEN
AUD $160,000
1200m TURF GOOD
8
16:25
(local)
AUD $160,000
1200m GOOD

Amelia Park-Roma Cup (G3)

Age: 2yo and up Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 2. VEGA MAGIC (AUS) 7yo G
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - ADMIRABLE (AUS)
PATRICK CARBERY
S & J CASEY
$4.00
58.5kg
H W Daly & G E Daly
2nd 8. THE VELVET KING (AUS) 4yo G
UNIVERSAL RULER (AUS) - DOUBLEBLACK VELVET (AUS)
M PATEMAN
DARREN MCAULIFFE
$9.00
58.5kg
Impressive Racing Pty Ltd (Mgr: K S Berry), G L Eiffler, Mrs S King, Mrs L J Nicolas, I S McCallum, S R Cherry, J J Bean, I Hanson, A Brankovic, I R Furnivall, M S Griffiths, C J Grover, D P Russell, D Gibson, Ms A C Evans, G McLearie, Boomgate Racing Syndicate (Mgr: R M O'Brien) & R Eiffler
3rd 6. DURENDAL (AUS) 8yo G
MEDAGLIA D'ORO (USA) - RAZOR BLADE (AUS)
SHAUN MCGRUDDY
CHRIS GANGEMI
$61.00
58.5kg
Gangemi Thoroughbreds, Good Times Boys, Wembley Lads, Mercon Racing, K Hassan, R J Wade, D B Mapleson, Mrs L M Graham, M Moore, K F Jones, A Skea, A Slade, A B Da Prato, J Lloyd-Woods, T Wallace, L H Scamaton, C H Yeak, Mrs S M White, J Winship & D Noll
4th 11. FLIRTINI (AUS) 4yo M
ARTIE SCHILLER (USA) - AJAWEED (AUS)
J AZZOPARDI
SIMON A MILLER
$4.00
56.5kg

Sales Information

5th 10. ANGELIC RULER (AUS) 4yo M
UNIVERSAL RULER (AUS) - TIP THE ANGEL (AUS)
WILLIAM PIKE
DANIEL & BEN PEARCE
$3.75
56.5kg
6th 7. TAXAGANO (AUS) 6yo G
ROGANO (AUS) - TAXA (AUS)
PETER HALL
FRED KERSLEY
$67.00
58.5kg
7th 12. ELECTRIC LIGHT (AUS) 5yo M
VITAL EQUINE (IRE) - CANDLE SMOKE (AUS)
JADE MC NAUGHT
ADAM DURRANT
$31.00
56.5kg
8th 5. DISPOSITION (AUS) 8yo G
RESET (AUS) - TEST CASE (AUS)
SHAUN O'DONNELL
CHRIS GANGEMI
$81.00
58.5kg

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9th 3. GATTING (AUS) 6yo G
HARD SPUN (USA) - STUBBORN (AUS)
LUCY F WARWICK
DARREN MCAULIFFE
$26.00
58.5kg
10th 9. PERFECT JEWEL (AUS) 5yo M
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - STAR ENCOUNTER (AUS)
CLINT JOHNSTON-PORTER
ADAM DURRANT
$41.00
56.5kg
11th 4. MAN BOOKER (AUS) 7yo G
DISCORSI (AUS) - MORINE (AUS)
CHRIS PARNHAM
D MORTON
$8.00
58.5kg

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12th 1. BLACK HEART BART (AUS) 9yo G
BLACKFRIARS (AUS) - SISTER THERESA (AUS)
PAUL HARVEY
LINDSEY SMITH
$16.00
58.5kg

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