Best From The West: Ascot – 23rd January 2021

Some interesting racing at Ascot with the Australia Day Trophy the feature.

Ascot
Ascot Picture: Racing and Sports

In that race there is no doubt Son Of A God was unlucky but so often those horses go up unders while the winner gets downgraded and we have the feeling that is the case here with Dig Deep.

The former Karrakatta Plate has finally won some races since that big race and in the Easingwold he was strong late under Willie Pike.

If anything the extra 100m will help and all he has to be is close enough on the corner to be charging home.

There is a little swing in the weights against him but we are getting a premium at the prices because of that.

In the following race, a horse jumps from a wide gate but that could end up being a positive.

Tommy Blue was a winner over this trip but at Pinjarra in good fashion to start the month.

Again under Pike, she went forward and got clear late. The mare can use the barrier to muster speed and worse sit outside the lead.

She isn't meeting a lot of recent winners and carries the same weight as that recent victory.

It can't be a bad thing to be focusing your attention on one W Pike for the day.

BEST FROM THE WEST

PLAY OF THE DAY (1): Race 7 #3 Dig Deep @ $4.00

PLAY OF THE DAY (2): Race 8 #2 Tommy Blue @ $3.60


Racing and Sports

Ascot

Saturday, 23rd January 2021

7
16:00
(local)

Australia Day Trophy (Bm78+)

Age: 2yo and up WT: 54.0kg Type: BM78+
AUD $100,000
1500m TURF GOOD
7
16:00
(local)
AUD $100,000
1500m GOOD

Australia Day Trophy (Bm78+)

Age: 2yo and up WT: 54.0kg Type: BM78+
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 9. SHE'S ALIGHT (NZ) 5yo M
TAVISTOCK (NZ) - KEEP ALIGHT (NZ)
PATRICK CARBERY
A D MATHEWS
$10.00
54.5kg
White Diamond (Mgr: Ms L Dowling), Dm Neal, S R Neal, A J Govers, C E Govers, J Boers & A R Boers

Sales Information

2nd 5. SON OF A GOD (AUS) 4yo G
PLAYING GOD (AUS) - FASLIZAN (AUS)
CHRIS PARNHAM
SIMON A MILLER
$1.90
56.0kg
J A T S Racing (Mgr: S R Maiden) Flex Contracting Pty Ltd (Mgr: D W Richardson)
3rd 7. LUKE'S GOLD (AUS) 8yo G
FATH (USA) - I'M GIFTED (AUS)
J AZZOPARDI
ROY ROGERS
$8.00
55.5kg
G G Haggarty, R W Edwards, R J Rustean, D K Mack, R B Rogers & P D Horsley
4th 8. RED PUBLISHER (AUS) 9yo G
PUBLISHING (AUS) - KEWPIE DOLL (AUS)
JADE MC NAUGHT
ASHLEY MALEY
$21.00
55.0kg

Sales Information

5th 3. DIG DEEP (AUS) 4yo G
DEEP FIELD (AUS) - LUCKY ANA (NZ)
WILLIAM PIKE
DANIEL & BEN PEARCE
$5.50
60.5kg

Sales Information

6th 6. LORENTINIO (AUS) 7yo G
DEMERIT (AUS) - TRIBAL SECRET (AUS)
JASON BROWN
JIM P TAYLOR
$13.00
55.5kg

Sales Information

7th 10. BELLA'S IDOL (AUS) 7yo G
VITAL EQUINE (IRE) - BELLA CONTESSA (AUS)
SHAUN MCGRUDDY
SUMMER DICKSON
$31.00
54.0kg
8th 2. ABDICATOR (AUS) 6yo G
UNIVERSAL RULER (AUS) - ROYAL ESCAPADE (AUS)
M PATEMAN
DARREN MCAULIFFE
$26.00
60.5kg
9th 4. HARRY THOMAS (AUS) 7yo G
SCANDAL KEEPER (USA) - ERANGY SPRINGS (AUS)
PAUL HARVEY
R W PRICE
$21.00
57.5kg
10th 1. FALCON CREST (AUS) 9yo G
MUSKET (AUS) - LA LOLLOBRIGIDA (AUS)
CHRIS GRAHAM
JOSHUA MCLEOD
$81.00
62.0kg