Gosford for Thursday provincial racing in NSW. We have 8 races on the card here and the track has played well as of late. Rail true and we will be on a good track.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 2 - 2,5 - 1,4,5 - 1,7
Wide Play: 2,8 - 2,4,5,8 - 1,2,4,5 - 1,3,4,7
BEST BET: R5 – 2. RULER
Next Best Bet: R1 – 4. HIGHLY INFLUENTAL
Best Roughie: R4 – 10. PURE HAWK
No4 HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL (NEXT BEST BET) has been trialing up in very good style coming into the debut run. The two trials this time in have been nothing short of fantastic and off his breeding he should only get better as he gets older. He finds a weak race on debut and should be winning.
No5 VACATE wasn’t too bad on debut in what looks go be a good race and should improve.
No2 THINKING AHEAD was ok enough in the first prep and should run well fresh.
No1 LIGHTZ comes out of better races than this and should run well.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 THINKING AHEAD
No6 NEWSFAN was good on debut in a fast run race and gets a good jockey change with Shinn on here.
No9 INVINCIBLE GANGSTA comes out of a good race at Warwick Farm last week and looks hard to hold out here.
No2 CORDONED has been trialing well coming into the fresh run and has a chance here.
No4 UNCLE SAM was ok enough last start and looks a chance again here.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 CORDONED
No8 NEWBRUGH won well resuming from a spell and ran good time there. He should be improved from that and run well again.
No7 MISS FAITH gets in well from the claim here and comes out of a good race at Scone last start.
No1 GADFLY carries a big weight here, but drops well in grade and should be a chance.
No3 REIGNING METEOR was ok enough fresh and getting to the 1100m second-up should run well.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 MISS FAITH
No3 RAISE AN ARMY has been very good in both starts this time in and looks like he wants to win and gets a good run from gate 2.
No10 PURE HAWK (BEST ROUGHIE) found the line well fresh and the step to 1600m suits at start 2.
No4 ROYALTY RISING was quite good fresh and 1600m second-up he should be much fitter.
No6 SKIFIELD gets up to a trip which suits here more than the 1400m fresh.
VALUE RUNNER: No10 PURE HAWK
No2 RULER (BEST BET) resumes here and comes out of a super-hot race behind Malahat and Kementari on debut. We have seen how that form has panned out. He was put away after that and has trialled well coming into this. The blinkers on fresh show big intent from this stable and he should be winning.
No8 SWEET VICTORY has been trialing very well coming in and should be respected on debut.
No3 SOUTHERN LAD has improved with each trial coming into the debut and looks a chance.
No4 STARRING will be over the odds here due to the connections and has trialled well.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 SOUTHERN LAD
No2 HIERARCHAL has been going quite well in both runs this time in and the 1600m is suitable.
No5 DON PELLEGRINO drops back in grade here and gets a soft run of it from barrier 1.
No8 SPINNING GOLD won well last start at Wyong and staying at the 1600m is suitable.
No4 MACQUARIE MAGIC has been ok enough in both runs this time in and this isn’t too strong a race.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 DON PELLEGRINO
No5 SEEBLUME gets a super soft run of it here on the map and if she wants to show her burst she needs to be held up for that one run at them.
No4 CONNOISSEUR was quite good first-up in a race which has held up quite well. Second-up he should improve.
No1 THE CHEETAH comes out of some good races in the first preparation and has trialled well coming in.
No2 AANVOERDER has been good in both runs back this time in and has found a tough race here.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 AANVOERDER
No1 FOREVER DREAM looks to be a very nice horse in the making and has trialled very well coming into the fresh run.
No7 DARHAD broke through in good style last start, yes it was a three-horse field. But he ran good time and now that he has won he could go on with it.
No3 ALL STAND comes out of a good race last start behind Latin Boy who has since won and looks to be a big chance here.
No4 DECEPTACON was good in the first preparation and won the second start well after being off the map on debut when having no luck. The trial coming in was very good.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 DECEPTACON