Ascot afternoon racing tips: Best bets for Sunday, March 24

The Planet Sport tipsters are out in force for Ascot's final jumps meeting of the season and they have the tips you need to bash the bookies.

We kick off with some details on our four selected horses at Ascot, with a full set of tips from the seven-race card at the bottom of the page.

Don't forget to check out the full racecard, results and live odds in Planet Sport's racing live centre.

Good luck and please gamble responsibly.

(Please be aware selections could become non-runners after article's first publication)


14:10 (Ascot) Cartonne

Cartonne is lining up for Donald McCain's yard in the Ascot Racecourse Supports Achieving For Children Handicap Chase.

Despite a disappointing outing last time out at Musselburgh, he has form when it comes to finding the winners enclosure with wins at Ludlow and Doncaster in the two races prior to Musselburgh.

Theo Gillard takes the reins here and he was in the saddle in those two victories and has four victories in total when riding the seven-year-old. 


15:20 (Ascot) Thelastthighking

Thelasthighking can defy top-weight in the LK Bennett Handicap Chase.

With £40,000 up for grabs he only has five to beat and two of those are out of the handicap.

Thelasthighking, trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies, has been incredibly consistent, not finishing out of the first two in his last five outings.

He has risen from 118 to 134 in the ratings in the process but ran another solid race when second to Our Jet last time out.

Clearly at his best on a decent surface, this incredibly wet winter has not been in his favour but the wait can prove worthwhile.


15:55 (Ascot) Rebel Intentions

Rebel Intentions is one to watch in the Ascot Shop Novices' Handicap Hurdle

Emma Lavelle's seven-year-old has plenty of experience of running at Ascot and is a course winner, albeit over a slightly shorter trip. 

He pulled up over the same distance at Huntingdon last time out, but that should not deter punters given his form prior to that with four top three finishes in his five races before Huntingdon.


17:05 (Ascot) Supreme Gift

Punters who hang around until the final race at Ascot can be rewarded for their patience if they back Supreme Gift.

Henry Daly’s seven-year-old has a decent strike-rate, winning four of his 15 outings – and he definitely reserves his best for Ascot.

He won at the track in November, prompting Daly to take him to Aintree for a decent race on Boxing Day.

However, despite the ground only being described as soft, it rode much deeper and the time was 45 seconds above standard, suggesting it was heavy.

Given Supreme Gift likes a decent surface, and we know now seems to prefer going right-handed, a line can be put through that run.

He was never going when pulled up behind subsequent Reynoldstown winner Henry’s Friend at Hereford, but back at Ascot last time out he returned to form over the smaller obstacles

The drying ground is in his favour and with Sam Twiston-Davies on for the first time he can go well in the Colts And Fillies Handicap Hurdle.


Ascot selections in full:

Ascot: 13:35 Vincenzo, 14:10 Cartonne, 14:45 Kourosh, 15:20 Thelasthighking, 15:55 Rebel Intentions, 16:30 Larry, 17:05 Supreme Gift.

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