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GG Tips – How To Win The Ascot Tote £250k Placepot | Saturday, 29th July

The Placepot

There’s a fantastic card at Ascot on Saturday, which includes the Group 1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes, which looks set to be one of the races of the season. The Tote are guaranteeing £250,000 in the Placepot for it, so our editor has given his selections in an attempt to land the big prize pot.

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Leg 1: 1.15pm

Leg 1 Selections: (7) Kodiac Thriller (1) Aljezur (3) Fire Demon

A difficult race to gauge to start the card at Ascot, with only a hand full of runners having run once, and none of those were winning efforts. Kodiac Thriller went straight into the tracker after his run at Windsor where he was beaten by Piz Nair by just half a length, after breaking very slowly away from the stalls, but he ran on and looked a real eye catcher.

Aljezur also came 2nd on racecourse debut at Newbury, only beaten by just over 2 lengths, which was a decent enough effort and he can come on for that run. With Fire Demon looking well bred for an inform team on his racecourse debut, he will be an interesting watch in the betting and for the season ahead.

Leg 2: 1.50pm

Leg 2 Selections: Symbology (11) Dazzling Star (2) Cry Fiction (1)

Another race that is difficult to gauge due to the fact the horses haven’t run that much as yet, but the manner that Symbology won at York on debut was quite eye catching. She was very green, jumped over a dip in the track half way through the race, but soon put it all together to win nicely by just under a length. She will come on for that run.

Dazzling Star was well beaten on debut at Kempton, but put that behind her when winning with ease at Newmarket next time out. Cry Fiction won on debut before finishing 2nd behind Star Of Mystery in a Listed contest at Newmarket last time.

Leg 3: 2.25pm

Leg 3 Selections: Random Harvest (2) Cadeau Belle (5) Sea Of Thieves

Ed Walker has won this race previously before, and Random Harvest looks to continue that trend. Second in a Group 2 at Royal Ascot before being outclassed in the Falmouth last time but still finishing 6th.

Cadeau Belle has only had the two career starts yet, but she has looked very impressive in both of those starts, with a debut win at Gowran on the softer conditions, the ground at Ascot will suit. Sea Of Thieves is lightly raced so could improve enough to fill the places.

Leg 4: 3.00pm

Leg 4 Selections: (9) Fresh (16) Ropey Guest (17) Star Of Orion

James Fanshaw’s horses are going well this year, and course specialist Fresh holds the form figures of 212349110005, so was very prolific over this course earlier on in his career. His form has dipped slightly recently, but he shown signs of old in the Wokingham last time. This big runner field will really suit him.

Ropey Guest is another one who always runs well in these types of racing, and he was a decent 2nd behind Biggles last time at Newmarket, running on the wrong side of the track. Star Of Orion bounced back to form last time when winning at Newmarket on good to soft, Rossa Ryan is a eye catching jockey.

Leg 5: 3.40pm

Leg 5 Selections: (9) Emily Upjohn (10) Auguste Rodin (8) Westover

What a race we have in store, and I think the battle hardened Emily Upjohn is the one to beat at her optimum trip of 1m4f. She was an excellent 2nd to the improving Paddington in the Coral Eclipse last time over 1m2f, which is an excellent price of form. The trainer knows how to get fillies ready for this race, and this will be Frankie Dettori’s last King George ride. He will look to go out with a bang.

This year’s Derby winner Auguste Rodin is perfectly bred for this trip, and although the ground might be a slight concern for him, he won on soft conditions as a 2yo. He is just the 19th horse in history to win both the English and Irish variant of the Derby, and gets a nice chunk of weight of the older horses in this race.

Westover still seems to be improving with each run, as he put in some decent time figures when landing a Group 1 at Saint-Cloud last time out in the softer conditions. Connections have said he wont want it to soft, but I don’t think there will be any issues for him. He was 3rd in the 2022 Derby and hacked up in the Irish Derby later in the year. He has shortened in the betting and I can see why. He can fill the places.

Leg 6: 4.15PM

Leg 6 Selections: (3) Ancient Wisdom (10) Sunway (2) Alyanaabi

The Godolphin horse Ancient Wisdom cost a pretty penny as a yearling, and he has looked the part so far in both of his career runs. An easy 5 length winner at Haydock on debut, he looked very professional, before going on to win a Novice contest at Newmarket. This step up in class will surely bring more improvement out of him.

Sunway was a very decent winner on debut at Sandown with the 2nd horse just under 4 lengths in behind, he does look a nice prospect going forward. Alyanaabi is another one who put in a decent effort when winning on debut, winning at Salisbury by just under 2 lengths.


Suggested Placepot

Leg 1 Selections: (7) Kodiac Thriller (1) Aljezur (3) Fire Demon

Leg 2 Selections: Symbology (11) Dazzling Star (2) Cry Fiction (1)

Leg 3 Selections: Random Harvest (2) Cadeau Belle (5) Sea Of Thieves

Leg 4 Selections: (9) Fresh (16) Ropey Guest (17) Star Of Orion

Leg 5 Selections: (9) Emily Upjohn (10) Auguste Rodin (8) Westover

Leg 6 Selections: (3) Ancient Wisdom (10) Sunway (2) Alyanaabi

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