We’re set for another exciting metropolitan card at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse on Saturday, and the Group 3 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes headlines the program.
I’ve previewed every race, and you can find my complete 2021 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes Day tips below.
Miami City has improved for two competitive starts back this time and is ready to win Ascot on Saturday.
The City Place gelding filled the minors over 1000m at Pinjarra when resuming and raced home well to finish second under the same conditions last time.
Fitter third-up and rising slightly in trip, he’s the one to beat.
Chantorque hasn’t been seen at the races since December, but she is a genuine black type filly and is clearly the runner to beat in this race.
The daughter of War Chant has made six trips to the races for four wins and a second placing, and she is yet to taste anything but success at this point of her preparation.
She is my best bet on the program.
Image Keeper has recorded two wins from as many starts this prep and strikes another winnable contest of WA Sires’ Produce Stakes Day.
The Brock Lewthwaite-trained gelding didn’t show much in his first career start in November and was sent to the paddock, but he couldn’t have been more impressive in winning at Bunbury and Pinjarra this prep.
This is harder, but he is on the improve and it does look the next logical step.
Miss Conteki boasts a class edge over these rivals and can win again.
The Simon Miller-trained mare simply doesn’t know how to run a bad race, and has recorded five wins from just six career starts so far.
She is undefeated through two similar races since resuming this time and I’m still happy to dive in at the short quote.
This shapes as a race in three between Final Chill, Koranis and Sheik It, and I am going to stick with the former.
Final Chill continued to improve with each start back from a spell earlier this prep and seems to have found peak condition, winning each of his last two in impressive fashion.
He is drawn to receive the run of the race and I can’t find a reason why he won’t be in the finish again.
River Beau is another impressive last-start winner with more claims at Ascot on Saturday.
The son of Snippetson hasn’t missed placing in four starts back this time, winning twice, including a similar race to this one over 1100m here a fortnight ago.
He’s rock-hard fit, gets in well under the conditions and can win again.
Big Bada Boom doesn’t know how to run a bad race, and he can return to winning form in the seventh on WA Sires’ Produce Stakes Day.
The Hinchinbrook gelding recorded five consecutive wins through summer and autumn and was last seen finishing second, beaten just over half a length here after storming home late.
With even luck in running, he looks the obvious one to beat again.
This is a rise in class for Far Too Strong, but he looks to be a galloper of ability, and I am happy to be with him in the WA Sires’ Produce.
The All Too Hard gelding raced greenly on debut here at Ascot in March, but trialled and returned to score a nice win at this track and distance a couple of weeks ago.
With improvement and from the good draw, I’m confident he can fight out the finish.
Billy Ain’t Silly has returned to the races in typically smart form this time and looks the one to beat in the last at Ascot on Saturday.
Having filled the minors in Class 3 company at Pinjarra when resuming, Billy Ain’t Silly has won each of his last two in impressive fashion, and this race doesn’t look a whole lot harder.