Gosford for the midweek meeting from NSW Provincial racing. Small fields are the order of the day here with 59 acceptances over the eight races. The rail is true and the track will be good.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 2,4 - 3,4 - 2,4,7 - 8,9
Wide Play: 2,4,6 - 3,4,5 - 2,4,7,9 - 4,6,8,9
BEST BET: R6 – 3. SOIREE
Next Best Bet: R2 – 6. AISANCE
Best Roughie: R4 – 3. ZIGZAGZOU
No1 HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL was more than good enough on debut in what looks to be quite a good race. He should improve at the second start.
No2 MICHELIN FIVE STAR has been trialing well enough coming into the debut run and should run well.
No5 VELVET CUSHION is another who has been trialing up in good style leading in and should go close.
No3 CAJETAN is next best in the small field and didn’t offer much in the first prep.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 VELVET CUSHION
No6 AISANCE (NEXT BEST BET) has been trialing very well coming into the second preparation here. The form out of her first preparation is quite good and the debut run behind I Am Excited was quite good. Forgive the second start and go off the trials. Should be winning.
No7 CASINO GIRL has been doing an ok enough job at the trials leading in.
No5 THE HAPPY LADY was solid enough first-up from a spell and should run well again.
No4 SEE ME OUT is next best in a race which drops away quickly.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 THE HAPPY LADY
No1 FANTASTIC MAN has been going quite well in all three runs this time in, getting to the 1900m suits.
No3 STATE OF PLAY drops well in grade here and it pays to forgive that. The trip away may have sparked her up.
No2 SAN FRANCISCO started this preparation off well with two good wins before running into some nice races since. Should run well again.
No4 COWBOY HOUR looks to be next best here and should appreciate the 1900m.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 STATE OF PLAY
No3 ZIGZAGZOU (BEST ROUGHIE) has trialled well coming into the debut run here, we will get a better price with the connections.
No2 SHOW ME THE HONEY improved a lot between trials and if that improvement keeps up he will run well.
No6 IBANEZ has been up for a long while without winning, this has to be one of her last chances.
No7 ISLAND GEM backed up some good trials with a solid enough performance on debut.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 ZIGZAGZOU
No2 CORDONED comes out of a good race last start at the midweeks. The form out of that race will hold up and should run well here.
No4 EASY EDDIE bolted up when resuming at the short quote. This looks to be a logical next step.
No6 RADIANT CHOICE comes out of a good race last start behind Too Excess. He then ran well last Saturday.
No3 CATMOSPHERE is next best here in a race which drops away quite fast.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 RADIANT CHOICE
No3 SOIREE (BEST BET) looks to have a mortgage on this race after a super strong trial leading in. The race she comes out of last start has held up quite well form wise and the trial between runs is something that Cummings has used to his advantage in the past.
No4 EXCELAMOUR was good enough first-up from a spell when the market told us she was going to run poor. Improvement expected.
No5 MOLLYFIED was touched off in a small field last start and should run well again.
No6 MELIBOEA looks to have taken that next step now that she has won a race and will run well again.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 EXCELAMOUR
No4 BELLABROOK has been going well enough this time in and looks to get a good run of it after the claim.
No7 MILITARY EXPRESS has been going well enough for a race like this as of late and should run well again.
No2 NEVER BEEN ANOTHER comes out of good enough races and has trialled well coming into this.
No9 TINKERMOSA gets to the mile which she looks like she has needed and like all Sargent 3yos they needed to be respected over ground.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 NEVER BEEN ANOTHER
No9 SPRIGHTLY LASS brings an SP of $1.26 to this on debut. She did well enough when winning there and the trial has been good.
No8 JAPHITE resumes for Cunningham here and has looked to have trialled well coming in.
No6 DYNAMIC BID is also in on Wednesday with no indication of where to he is running and should be respected.
No4 LIGHTZ blitzed them last start and looks to be finding that form and ability he looked to have.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 DYNAMIC BID