A typical Gold Coast Saturday meeting with mixed fields. The track should suit front runners early. There appears to be some value in most races.
QUADDIES (races 5,6,7,8,)
Skinny Play: 1,2/2,4/2,3,6/1
Wide Play: 1,2,7,8/2,3,4,8/2,3,6,7/1,2,5,8
BEST BET: R8 – 1. SHEZA LILY
Next Best Bet: R1 – 1. DESMON'S PRIDE
Best Roughie: R2 – 10. STRADA GRANDE
No 1 DESMON’S PRIDE (Next Best Best) Did the right thing as our best last week with strong win this track. Out to 1400m here and should win again.
No2 PERILOUS LOVE handy stayer who is much better placed here than first-up failure at Doomben.
No6 I AM IMPRESSED Better run last time at Grafton when second. Has some handy NSW form earlier in his career.
No3 SHOW COMMAND Better than recent form suggests and might lead which would give a chance.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 SHOW COMMAND
No8 NASHVILLE SKYLINE Promising filly who has trialled well for her comeback here. Has raced well against much better fields than this.
No7 LA SCOPA Two runs have been good and looking for 1400m now. No luck last time when fourth in similar company.
No4 DAZZLING GREY Building up to a win and a repeat of last start second at Gatton would see him nearly win.
No10 STRADA GRANDE (Best Roughie) Can miss the start and did that last time when flew home late at Ipswich to be fifth. Tip chance if she jumps.
VALUE RUNNER: No10 STRADA GRANDE
*SCRATCHED* No2 JOEL At only race start had no luck when third at Ipswich. Trialled well previously.
No1 SONIC BLOOM A lot of first starters here but two runs from a spell this track have been good. Has also trialled well of late.
*SCRATCHED* No10 FLYING MACHINE One of those with race form who has shown ability including good last-start second this track.
No8 MURRAY RIVER Failed only race start but has since won a trial in good style. Respect here.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 MURRAY RIVER
No5 DANSEZ Handy on her day and winner three runs back this track when beat a solid field. Two runs since have been okay in tougher races than this.
No4 SURE DEAL Forget last-start failure at Doomben and go on good win this track previous start.
No3 OUR ROCKY Racing well on the country circuit with a win and two thirds past three starts. This isn’t much harder.
No6 RAINBOW LACE Big odds when third at Ipswich last start. Fitter now and rates respect.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 OUR ROCKY
No9 PILLARA Had Good form last campaign and handy first-up fourth indicated he is ready to win at this trip.
No2 MY KIND Ridden like Might and Power in the lead last time and had to stop. Has some good southern form and fitter now. Keep very safe.
No1 ASTRONOMIC Consistent without winning but good second at Sunshine Coast in a stronger race makes him hard to beat despite a big weight.
No7 ISLAND SUNSET Impressive Toowoomba winner before last start Gatton second when didn’t handle the wet track. Back on dry here.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 ISLAND SUNSET
No4 BAUHINIA SID Central Queensland form was good before first start this area and well backed when second behind a smart horse at Ipswich. The one to beat.
No2 ARMET strong winner last start this track in a Class 1. This isn’t much harder.
*SCRATCHED* No3 BAGGIO Has form in much better races in previous campaigns. Won a trial impressively recently. Hard to beat but will be silly odds.
No8 THE MONK Racing well and won at Ipswich three starts back. Good second that track last time and each-way again here.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 The Monk
No2 FORTUNE STAR Has trialled well and no luck last time when second at Beaudesert. Looks well placed here.
No7 NORTHERN REVENGE Strong winner two starts back and then forget last-start failure when had no luck.
No3 DIAMONDS ON RUBY Scored a good win last start at this track. This isn’t very hard and trialled very well before winning.
No6 CAPA CAYLEE Winner this track four runs back and form since has been solid. Not the worst here.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 DIAMONDS ON RUBY
No1 SHEZA LILY (BEST BET) Promising stayer who was too strong this track last start over 1400m. Winner three of past four starts and only worry is the big weight.
No5 ANSWERED Has had a recent stable change and fitter for first-up failure. Much better placed this distance.
*SCRATCHED* No8 RAMATUELLE Battled away of late and been unlucky. Forget last start when no luck and better this distance.
*SCRATCHED* No2 CANONGATE Placed three of past four starts which about sums him up. Each-way again.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 ANSWERED