The top 10 in the PR TipStar - 2018 Ascot Racing Carnival tipping competition had one notable change this week. After posting the highest score in Round Seven a new punter appeared on the first page of the overall leaderboard and put the tournament frontrunner firmly in his sights with six rounds remaining.
Darren O'Donnell, whose PR TipStar - 2018 Ascot Racing Carnival tipping competition alias is Darrenod, had six winners and two placings on the nine-race Kirin Railway Stakes Day card at Ascot Racecourse. One of O'Donnell's half a dozen winners, Royal Statue, was his Round Seven big bet and it paid 5.40 for the win and 1.70 for the place. Darren's eight payouts resulted in him scoring 989 points from his 420-point outlay, which equated to a 135 per cent profit on turnover.
O'Donnell's PR TipStar - 2018 Ascot Racing Carnival Round Seven effort lifted him into second place on the overall leaderboard but BJF77 still occupies the summit with a lead in excess of 1,100 points. However, all it will take for the tipping competition's complexion to change is one long-priced outsider to get up.
For the second week in a row BJ Ryan, of Winning Post, was the highest profit maker among the Western Australian racing media corps. Ryan found six winners and two placings on Kirin Railway Stakes Day to score 794 points. It was Ryan's fifth profitable day from his last seven so he is in outstanding form.
Matt Coxall, of OzRace, also put in a noteworthy performance on Kirin Railway Stakes Day, notching four winners and four placings. And the voice of the west, Darren McAullay, registered four winners and four placings as well.
Round Eight of the PR TipStar - 2018 Ascot Racing Carnival tipping competition is on Saturday 1 December, also known as Crown Perth Winterbottom Stakes Day. With so many great prizes up for grabs, it is not too late to register and join the fun. Remember, it is free to play.