Gosford for the Thursday provincial meeting for Sydney racing this week. We have eight races on the card here, but small fields are the offering of the day with just 73 runners. The track should be good and the rail will be +1.5m 600m - 300m, True Remainder.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 7,8 - 4,5 - 8.10 - 1,2
Wide Play: 3,7,8 - 4,5,6,7,8, - 8,10 - 1,2,4,5
BEST BET: R4 – 4. THE AVENGER
Next Best Bet: R1 – 1. OUR ROYAL EGYPTIAN
Best Roughie: R3 – 6. TEN CARAT
No1 OUR ROYAL EGYPTIAN (NEXT BEST BET) gets blinkers on for the first time here and looks set to peak and breakthrough after three good runs this time in. He may well have been quite short in the market, but this is as weak a race as he has contested and he should be winning.
No6 MR KYLIN was good enough at the first run back from the spell and looks the exacta horse.
No2 SUGARLAND EXPRESS has been going ok enough and can lob into a place here.
No5 ZANJAN looks next best.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 MR KYLIN
No4 COULTHARD gets blinkers and jumps to a mile third-up from a spell and looks set to peak here.
No2 SAVAPINSKI did what she needed to do last week at the provincials and looks the likely leader here.
No1 ZABEELIONS jumps quickly to the mile here and found the line well enough fresh.
No5 GRACIOUS GREY finds as weak a race as she has run in, in some time and should improve here.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 ZABEELIONS
No2 THISTLEDO has trialled well coming into the fresh run here and brings a good SP profile to the race.
No5 VICTORY STAR has been trialing in good order for the debut run here and gets a good claim for Ryan down to 55kgs.
No6 TEN CARAT (BEST ROUGHIE) comes out of some very good runs in the debut preparation and the trials have been good.
No8 OXFORD BELLA has trialled well before the fresh run here and gets a soft run on the map and form around Dracarys is good.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 TEN CARAT
No4 THE AVENGER (BEST BET) comes out of the best form leading into this after running second behind Catesby last start who was placed behind Super Ex. That is Group form and now in a Thursday maiden from a good gate with McEvoy on board he should be winning this.
No3 NEVER BEEN ANOTHER has only had the one trial coming in and should run well fresh.
No6 FOXTROT TANGO looks to be well placed here after the trial, Bridge’s horses always improve into the prep and I expect the same here.
No9 SAN MARCO found the line well fresh and should run well again here.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 FOXTROT TANGO
No7 SHAOLIN KUNGFU is now third-up from a spell and is set to peak here, there is some ability there and this is the one last chance he gets from me.
No8 STATE OF PLAY is well bred and should appreciate getting up to the mile.
No3 CLOUDLESS SKY comes out of a good form race last start and goes up to the mile now and should run well.
No5 BADGE OF GAMENESS comes out of a good form race fresh and up to the mile now is suited.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 CLOUDLESS SKY
No10 DEMERARA won in brilliant fashion on debut and I have been waiting for her to appear since that debut win. She looks destined for better things.
SCRATCHED No8 YULONG XINGSHENG looks the only possible danger here, she won a very good race on debut and should be respected.
No6 TICKLING has been trialing well coming into the fresh run and should run well.
No3 SIR MAGIC needs to be respected as he comes from the Davies stable and has won the last two well.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 TICKLING
No1 OSBORNE BULLS has won both starts in good style and the step up in grade here now suits.
No2 SMOOTH TYCOON won in fast time fresh, the form has held up well already and he should run well again.
SCRATCHED No5 LONGREACH won well last start making a long swooping run and should be well respected here.
No4 ON THE SPOT has a lot of ability and drops well in grade here after taking on a good level last time in. The trials were good
VALUE RUNNER: No4 ON THE SPOT
SCRATCHED No5 ATLANTIC EDGE gets a good run from barrier 5 here and now goes up to the 2100m here which should suit.
No4 ARROWS DESTINY looks the likely leader here and has been going well enough as of late for a race like this.
No6 MOZART’S WORK comes out of a good race last start and should run well yet again.
No8 CURATA PRINCESS has won two in a row in good style and has been winning well, the claim for Ryan helps.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 MOZARTS WORK