2:36 PM (AEST) Saturday, May 20 at Ascot Racecourse, Perth
The Group 3 Roma Cup will be the feature race of the meet when horse racing resumes at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse this Saturday afternoon.
Race 1 – Streaky Bacon Plate (1000 metres)
Race 2 – Cabanossi Handicap (1000 metres)
Race 3 – Triple Smoked Ham Handicap (1000 metres)
Race 4 – Italo-Australian Welfare & Cultural Centre Handicap (1200 metres)
Race 5 – John “JJ” Miller Hall Of Fame Inductee Handicap (2100 metres)
Race 6 – Lee-Steere Family Hall Of Fame Inductee Handicap (1200 metres)
Race 7 – D’Orsogna Roma Cup (1200 metres)
Race 8 – Western Racepix Ascot Horse Of The Year Handicap (1600 metres)
Race 7 – D’Orsogna Roma Cup – A total of $150,000 in prize money will be on offer in this Group 3 feature race. Caipirinha will start as the favourite here after winning both of his last two races, which were here. She’s a consistent horse, picking up 4 wins, 4 second places a third from 11 starts. She will take some beating here. Great Shot is another consistent performer, picking up 15 feature places from 17 starts. He’s a regular at this track and with his career record, cannot be ignored in this, or any race. Pounamu is in career best form right now, winning all of his last 4 starts and 5 of his last 6. He’s more suited to the races closer to a mile in length, so may make his charge a bit late. Battle Hero ran a strong third place in his first up last start. Will be better for the run and has genuine claims here.
Betting: Caipirinha $4.80; Rock Magic $5.00; Battle Hero $5.50; Great Shot $6.00; Pounamu $12.00; Durendal $13.00; Divine Calling $15.00; Lite’n In My Veins $19.00.