PR TipStar - 2019 Ascot Summer and Autumn tipping competition champion David Keats ended on a high, picking Mervyn (red, black and lilac colours) to win the Free Entry To Belmont Park Handicap
David Keats survived an almighty scare in the 19th and final round of the PR TipStar - 2019 Ascot Summer and Autumn tipping competition to take out the first prize of a tournament he led since Round Seven on Saturday 9 March.
Keats, whose PR TipStar - 2019 Ascot Summer and Autumn tipping competition alias is Keatsy11, was a healthy 482 points ahead of his closest challenger going into Round 19 but, by the time Mrs Brown's Boy and Grey Enigma had won and placed respectively at large prices in the La Cucina Handicap, the fifth event of Saturday's D'Orsogna Italian Raceday at Ascot Racecourse, his lead was down to 81.20 points. Fortunately for Keats, Paul Cooke (Dudley) did not register a point in the last three races and, while Craig White (CraigYT) entrusted Mervyn with his best bet, Keats had one of his seven regular wagers on the Peter Fernie-trained winner from the Goldfields.
A $1,000 cheque from Perth Racing and a $250 voucher from Crown Perth is on its way to a very relieved and appreciative Keats, with White ($500 cheque and $250 voucher) and Cooke ($250 cheque and $250 voucher) receiving the other PR TipStar - 2019 Ascot Summer and Autumn overall tipping competition prizes.
Brenton Williams, whose PR TipStar - 2019 Ascot Summer and Autumn tipping competition alias is Brentonw86, climbed to 123rd on the overall ladder as a consequence of his Round 19-winning performance in which he scored 1,412 points courtesy of picking Minnie Winnie, Chesten Flyer, Come Play With Me, True Attraction, Mrs Brown's Boy, Captivated Point, Vital Silver and Hoboken. Williams had his Round 19 big bet on D'Orsogna Family-Roma Cup victor Vital Silver.
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