Gosford for the New South Wales provincial meeting on this Tuesday, we have eight races on the card with a nice enough meeting. Some rain is around, but that just means the sprinklers will stay in the shed. We will be on a 4/5 rated track. Rail is +3m 1100m - WP, True Remainder.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 1 - 3,4 - 2,4,6,7 - 6,7
Wide Play: 1,5 - 3,4,5 - 2,4,6,7 - 6,7,9
BEST BET: R5 – 1. AQUA D’IVINA *SCRATCHED*
Next Best Bet: R4 – 6. HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL
Best Roughie: R2 – 5. SCKAM
No1 HAYMAN comes out of a good race first-up from a spell where he started a short price fav there. Blinkers on sharpen him up.
No5 MACHISMO has been trialing up in good order coming into the first-up run and should run well.
No6 SPARKLY STAR comes out of some nice enough races at city level and now drops in grade here.
No4 ELEMENTAE draws a good gate for TC here and has trialled in stylish fashion coming in
VALUE RUNNER: No6 SPARKLY STAR
No2 ON PARADE looks well set up for this at the third start this time in. The form is strong and a good jockey change here.
*SCRATCHED* No1 ZEPPELIN comes out of a good race on Cup day at Randwick and ran well, back in trip is a slight question mark.
No3 NEVER BEEN ANOTHER has been going well enough this time in and should appreciate the 1600m
No5 SCKAM (BEST ROUGHIE) hasn’t shown a great deal in two starts this time in, but the 1600m looks as if it will suit, and Glyn on.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 SCKAM
No1 FREE WAY gets in well at the weights with a claim for JVO here. He has been in very good form coming in.
*SCRATCHED* No2 SPINNING GOLD won in good order last start at Newcastle. The claim for Heywood gets him in well at weights.
No4 SCULPTURES comes out of that same race as Spinning Gold last start and won well there. He gets a weight swing on that rival now.
No8 THE IRON MAIDEN comes out of the same form line as Spinning Gold and Sculptures and has been going well enough as of late.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 SCULPTURES
No6 HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL (NEXT BEST BET) was a weird one last start on the replay, did J Parr sit up on him late and he got nailed on the line, or was he responding to hands and heels? Anyway, he stays in maiden grade and should be winning this.
No7 INTUITION comes into this first-up and has been trialing quite well, with good form.
*SCRATCHED* No5 ELEMENTAE draws a good gate for TC here and has trialled in stylish fashion coming in
*SCRATCHED* No8 LANKAN PHAROAH comes into this with some good form, and has trialled well leading in.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 ELEMENTAE *SCRATCHED*
*SCRATCHED* No1 AQUA D’IVINA (BEST BET) comes out of a super-hot race on debut behind Almanzora, while beating Sanctioned and Za Zi Ba in that race. She has trialled in super order coming into the first-up run here and if you go off her Group 1 breeding, she is a strong proposition.
No3 BRUNCH found the line quite well first-up and should improve for that run.
No5 GRACEFILLY gets a good run of it on the map here from gate 3, the two trials have been good.
No6 HEAT HAZE comes out of a good race first-up and should be further improved.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 BRUNCH
No3 JOUEUR won by a lazy 12 lengths last start at Ballina, distance no issue and Avdulla on is a plus.
No4 MADAM JUROR has good form around the distance and has a good set up for this.
No5 SPORTSTAR SAMUEL has been going well enough in weaker grade than this and the 2600m appears suitable.
No2 LOBBAN DYNAMITE has won three of his last five and is next best.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 SPORTSTAR SAMUEL
No7 PYMBLE resumes here and has been gelded coming in, he brings some very good form to this race and should run well.
*SCRATCHED* No2 THE HIPSTER bolted in on debut for Martin, no trial coming in, watch the betting.
*SCRATCHED* No4 ELEAZAR won well upon resumption, Team Hawkes have turned it around last few weeks and horses seem to be hitting the line.
No6 MUSIC ADDITION comes out of some hot races last time in and gets Shinn here.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 PYMBLE
No6 SHANTOU has bolted in at both starts this time in, and was in a Group 2 at Flemington last week. She was well supported there. This is much easier and she should be winning.
No7 VALERIA is very well bred and bolted in with a fast time to boot on debut. She looks a nice filly.
*SCRATCHED* No9 LISDOONVARNA has bolted in at both Australian starts since coming across and should be well respected.
No3 FILOMENA’S GRACE has trialled in good order coming into the fresh run here and brings solid form.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 FILOMENA’S GRACE