Today the biggest event on the Australian racing calendar will be Race 7 at Ascot Racecourse with the $750,000 Group 2 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) taking place and below the team at Races.com.au provide our readers with the exclusive Winterbottom Stakes betting tips.
The 2010 Burswood Winterbottom Stakes final field features 16 star sprinters, #11 True Persuasion scratched from the field giving first emergency #17 Grand Jardin a start.
Whitefriars has dominated the Winterbottom Stakes odds and betting markets, firming in from their opening quote of $4.60 to $3.80 at Luxbet.
After drawing well in barrier three for today’s showdown, the punters are getting right behind the Rick Worthington-trained Sydney galloper to continue their blistering form this season.
Five-year-old Whitefriars has been beaten just once from four starts this preparation when finishing a narrow second to Hot Danish in the Group 2 The Shorts (1200m) at Randwick on October 2.
Since then the Arena gelding has taken out stakes races in Sydney and Melbourne, most recently winning the Group 2 Salinger Stakes (1200m) at Flemington.
However despite their impressive form, Whitefriars’ ability to carry the hefty weight of 58.5kg to victory today is an issue.
That’s why we are tipping an upset Winterbottom Stakes result and are backing Waratah’s Secret to win Race 7 at Ascot.
Ascot Race 7 – Winterbottom Stakes Tips
- Races.com.au Favourite: #10 Waratah’s Secret – Rated Special to Win at $5.50 Luxbet
- Best Place Chances: #7 Whitefriars and #8 King Kool Kat
- Best Roughie: #4 Elliotto – $41 to Win and $11 to Place at Luxbet
Drawn in barrier one and a true track specialist at Ascot, Waratah’s Secret is great value having drifted out from $5 to $5.50 to win the Winterbottom Stakes markets at Luxbet.
A great record in Perth of late including a win in the Group 3 Prince of Wales Stakes (1200m) carrying 58.5kg and a last start second to Ma Ma Machine in the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m) all add up to make Waratah’s Secret the one to back today.
Along with the favourite, we have selected King Kool Kat as the best place chance from the other Winterbottom Stakes runners.
Coming off a third in the Colonel Reeves, seven-year-old King Cugat gelding King Kool Kat has been in red hot form lately and enjoyed six straight wins in the autumn / spring season in WA.
Punters that love a roughie should have a look at Elliotto for extra value in the Winterbottom Stakes betting today, the Neville Parnham-trained six-year-old coming off a gallant second carrying 58kg to Xaaravid in the Group 3 Carbine Club of WA Stakes (1400m) here last Saturday.
Check out the complete 2010 Winterbottom Stakes odds and updated betting markets and take advantage of our insider tips at Luxbet now!
*Note: All odds are Fixed Win provided by Luxbet and correct at time of publication