Golden Slipper week and how good is it! We have eight races on the card here at Gosford. We have a big forecast of rain coming in this week. The track is rated a soft 5. I have done form for a 7-8 level track. The rail is true.
QUADDIES (Races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny: 4 – 1,3,8 – 4,13 – 3,7
Wide: 1,2,3,4 – 1,3,8 – 4,6,10,11,12,13,16,17 – 3,7,9,11,13
Best Bet: R3 N3 SEEBLUME
Next Best Bet: R4 N4 WU GOK
Best Roughie: R7 N10 APPOINT PERCY
NO 6 LANKAN PHARAOH Has trialled well leading into a first-up run, he ran fast time on debut in Victoria.
NO 4 SPENCER Wasn’t too bad in the Breeders, the trials leading in have been good.
NO 5 GOTTA RUN Finds a weaker race here than debut and should be better for the experience.
NO 8 SOLAR PATCH Comes out of the same race as Gotta Run and gets winkers here.
VALUE RUNNER: NO 8 SOLAR PATCH
NO 7 ORDOS HONOR Has trialled in brilliant fashion leading in, it is about this time of year Waller’s 2yos start to ramp up.
NO 6 MISS IMAGINATION Is well bred and has run good times in both trials coming in.
NO 5 MAGIC MOMENT Looks as if she will appreciate further and will be hitting the line hard.
NO 3 DEVOLVING Has trialled well enough coming in and Smith has his team going well.
VALUE RUNNER: NO 5 MAGIC MOMENTS
NO 3 SEEBLUME Should have won first up, out to 1200m suits as does getting Bowman. She just needs some clear running for at least 200m and she will be winning.
NO 2 RED HEARTS Looks to be a little bit of a cat to mine! Sure to be short in the market.
NO 4 SHIELD WALL Comes out of some good races last prep where the form has held up.
NO 1 NECKLACE Found the line well enough first up to be a chance here.
VALUE RUNNER: NO 4 SHIELD WALL
NO 4 WU GOK Won as he should have at Newcastle, the win may well give him the confidence that he needs to go on from here. He meets a bunch of “old mates” here.
NO 2 NO RETURN Loves to run a place and has the heart the size of a fly, is a must for exotics.
NO 1 CAPTAIN DUFFY Drops back from group level here in a bid to find form.
NO 5 SECRET WEB Was solid in winning last start, this is a step up though.
VALUE RUNNER: NO 1 CAPTAIN DUFFY
NO 4 DIAMONDS ARE Started fav on debut in front of Russian Revolution, that is rock solid form.
NO 1 BEST GUESS Has trialled up well leading in and should run well.
NO 3 COMFORTABLE Looked stylish at the trials and seems to have ability.
NO 2 CALIFORNIA ARCHER Has been at the trials numerous times coming in, the last one was good enough.
VALUE RUNNER: NO 1 BEST GUESS
NO 1 BROADSIDE Has good form around him and I expect him to be ready to go given he is from Gai’s.
NO 3 MORTAR PLATOON Won well two back and found the line well enough last week to be a chance here.
NO 8 THE PINNACLE Won in stylish fashion when breaking the maiden last start. He ploughed through the goings.
NO 5 I TOLD GEORGIE Doesn’t mind wet going and will find this easier than last start.
VALUE RUNNER: NO 1 BROADSIDE
NO 4 MACHINEGUN JUBS Loves wet tracks and has flown through them as of late, gets a gun run from gate 7.
NO 13 POMELO Will take up the speed and prove hard to run down, got through wet conditions last start.
NO 11 INVINCIBLE GEORGE Full of ability, but is still untapped. This could be a step up too early, but happy to gamble and find out.
NO 10 APPOINT PERCY May be looking for further, but does enjoy wet tracks.
VALUE RUNNER: NO 10 APPOINT PERCY
NO 3 IL MIO DESTINO May well get her preferred conditions here, she is a wet tracker and flys through it.
NO 7 BRIGADOON RISE With even luck should have won three races last time in, wet track not so sure but full of talent.
NO 9 ALLITERATE Drops well in weight after a solid first-up run, up to helps.
NO 11 SERVE AND VOLLEY Winner on wet tracks in the past and has trialled well.
VALUE RUNNER: NO 3 IL MIO DESTINO