Gosford brings us provincial racing for a Tuesday this week. We have eight races on the card, and with the Grafton Carnival on this week, we do have smaller fields here. The rail is in the true position and we should be on a good track.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 1,2 - 1,2,7 - 1,2,3 - 2,3,4
Wide Play: 1,2,3 - 1,2,6,7 - 1,2,3,5 - 2,3,4,5
BEST BET: R2 – 2. KORODON
Next Best Bet: R3 – 2. BODHI BLUE
Best Roughie: R4 – 3. D’ARGENTO
No2 CRIMSON HALO
No4 STARS AND STRIPES
No3 MISTY MOUNTAIN HOP
VALUE RUNNER: No5 TAQAAREED
No2 KORODON (BEST BET) was very good on debut at Kembla, he led them up there and was run down late in the piece there. He should take a lot of fitness from that and now that he rises to the 1600m with McEvoy on board gives him every chance and he looks hard to beat here.
No3 CLASSIC THOUGHTS comes out of the same race at Kembla last start and was quite good closing off. He sat out the back there and at the tighter track of Gosford may be too far back.
No4 ESTAFETTE has been good in all three runs this time in and getting out to the mile is suitable.
No6 ULTRAMAN improved last start after a horrid debut, now to 1600m suits him better here.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 ESTAFETTE
No2 BODHI BLUE (NEXT BEST) just got touched off in a ding dong battle down the straight last start where they ran fast time and gapped the rest. I expect her to take up the speed here and give them something to chase and if she kicks off the turn they won’t catch her.
No6 FLEUR good on debut in January and the trial coming into the fresh run here was good.
No5 PURE POISON was good on debut last prep and the two trials coming in have been quite good.
No4 DYNAMIC BID has been good in two trials this time in and gets a good claim here
VALUE RUNNER: No5 PURE POISON
No4 DARK HAZE has been trialing in good order coming into the debut run here. From gate 12 I expect him to scurry across and be on speed.
No3 D’ARGENTO (BEST ROUGHIE) from the gate will get back in running here. But he looks to have a lot of ability.
No2 BYZANTIUM has improved with each trial coming into a debut run, not sure if Gosford will suit. May well need a big track.
No9 MAUI PRINCESS will more than likely lead them up here. The trial coming in was quite good.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 D’ARGENTO
No3 SAVE THE BEST
VALUE RUNNER: No5 DOURO
No2 BISCUIT TIME has been very good in two runs this time in winning both of them. The claim helps here and he looks ready for this race.
No1 COCKLES just missed at Coonamble last start – he has had a chance to win many races this time in but hast broken through. One last chance here.
No7 THE BAKER comes out of a good stable and has trialled in stylish fashion coming into this.
No6 RODE TO SUNDOWN forgiving the poor effort last start. The form out of the race previously at Kembla is quite good.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 COCKLES
No2 PURE REBEL
VALUE RUNNER: No5 LOZZA
No4 SCHIFTY THINKER
No2 BALMAIN GIRL
No5 SURVEY’S LEGACY
VALUE RUNNER: No3 CHICQUITA