Gosford for the provincial Thursday meeting, and in an annoyance to punters we have really small fields which doesn’t suit each-way betting. 68 horses over eight races. Not at all ideal. We will be on a good track come race day and the rail is true.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 2,7 – 2,7 – 2,3,5 – 3,6,8
Wide Play: 2,7,10,11 – 1,2,7,8 – 1,2,3,5 – 1,3,6,8
BEST BET: R4 – 3. CLIVEDEN
Next Best Bet: R3 – 1. HIS KYLLACHY
Best Roughie: R6 – 1. DEADLY SHADOW
No1 FREE SKY
No3 TALE OF EIGHT
VALUE RUNNER: No3 TALE OF EIGHT
No2 BARBARY has found the line well enough in both runs to date thus far. The step to 1600m looks ideal now.
No3 CANALETTO will be fit enough for this as Dubios seems to get the best out of his horses. The trials have been ok enough.
No1 BANNER SEASON has trialled well enough between runs and has been looking for 1600m since his debut.
No5 NOTHING TOO HARD looks to be next best here.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 BANNER SEASON
No1 HIS KYLLACHY (NEXT BEST BET) drops well in grade here, but looks set to peak third up from a spell at his first Australian preparation here. His last win was over 2400m at Kempton in England. Waller horses tend to improve into their preparations and this should be no exception here.
No3 SHOEPEG has had a good trial between runs and they may well spark him into action.
No2 MULINELLO was a good winner upon resumption, he steps quickly to 2100m though which will be tough to do.
No4 QUARTERMASTER has been going ok enough in races similar to this as of late and he has a chance.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 MULINELLO
No3 CLIVEDEN (BEST BET) resumes from a really long break here and has been gelded coming into his second preparation. The form out of his debut run is quite string and has held up. He had excuses that day and it would pay to follow his trials coming into this.
No1TIP TOP is another who resumes from a long spell coming into this. His form is good enough for this.
No4 SEPOY’S CHOICE is supremely well bred and has trialled up well enough coming into a debut run here.
No6 BUCASIA Placed at this distance on debut and was an impressive winner at Newcastle Trial over 800m. Looks a real chance here.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 SEPOY’S CHOICE
No10 SHARK TANK
No12 LIGHTS OF COMO
VALUE RUNNER: No12 LIGHTS OF COMO
No2 VICEMAN just missed when resuming from a spell, the step up to 1100m now suits and he looks a chance here.
No1 DEADLY SHADOW (BEST ROUGHIE) has good form around him and is quite talented on his day. He should have the last shot at them.
No6 QUATTRO FOGLIE Broke her maiden last start at same track and distance after two seconds. Tougher here but well suited and could claim this.
No9 RODE TO SUNDOWN Just claimed thw win in a BM-63 here last start. She's looking to make it three consecutive wins here and is helped by the claim. Should be in it.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 DEADLY SHADOW
No3 NAVUA MIST
VALUE RUNNER: No3 NAVUA MIST
No3 LADY SANSA
No2 MIAMI DADE
No5 MR SPIN
VALUE RUNNER: No8 COLLATERAL