Gosford for our Thursday provincial meeting here in and around Sydney. We have eight races on the card here with some smaller fields throughout the day. With some rain around this week we will more than likely be on soft going. Rail is +3.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 2,5 - 9 - 6 - 6
Wide Play: 2,5,9 - 3,9 - 5,6,11 - 4,5,6
BEST BET: R6 – 9. UNWISE
Next Best Bet: R4 – 3. PEDWAY
Best Roughie: R2 – 3. KADOMA MAN
No1 FREE WAY should get an easy enough time of it in front here and looks hard to beat again.
No7 LINDWALL (BEST ROUGHIE) has been going quite well as of late and gets in well at the weights for JVO after the claim and looks a good chance.
No5 KORODON comes out of some good form races and was solid enough first-up. He should take a closer position in running here.
No4 BOLORD has been doing quite a good job as of late without winning, she gets a good claim here.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 LINDWALL
No2 EMPEROR’S WAY was good enough first-up when closing off well, he should be much fitter second-up from a spell and up to the 1600m suits.
No5 CHAIN OF FOOLS is also in on Wednesday, no idea where she runs. The win last start at Goulburn was quite good and she is hard to beat here.
No1 FANTASTIC MAN has been going well enough as of late, and finds a race that suits much better, than the last start over the 1850m.
No3 HIERARCHAL comes out of some ok enough races, and has trialled well enough coming into this.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 FANTASTIC MAN
No6 MERICAN comes out of a good enough race last start behind Chain Of Fools, stepping up to the 2100m suits here.
No7 STROME deserves to win a race and has been going quite well as of late. He gets a positive jockey change here with Avdulla going on.
No3 KADOMA MAN (BEST ROUGHIE) has been running quite well as of late, and now finds himself in the proper distance range, as his last two over 2000m have been good.
No4 NEVER BEEN ANOTHER gets a host of gear changes here, after he was quite poor last start. The first-up run was solid and now that he is third up he should bounce back.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 KADOMA MAN
No3 MA TANTE was quite poor after breaking the maiden last prep. Happy to forgive those runs and go off the trials coming in which have been quite good.
No1 GORESBRIDGE comes out of some good races last time in, the trials leading in have been good and I note the tongue tie has been added this time in.
No2 LIEUTENANT DAN has been going quite well this time in, with two solid runs in what look to be good form races. He should run well.
No4 HE’S BLESSED was quite good fresh, and is next best here as he has placed second-up before.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 LIEUTENANT DAN
No3 PEDWAY (NEXT BEST BET) resumes here and comes out of some very good races last time in, and we have seen that form hold up quite well since. He has been gelded coming into this preparation and has trialed in very stylish order. From the gate TC should roll across and dominate the race here, he can go onto better things.
No7 ZITHER gets a good jockey change here with Avdulla going on, the debut win was good. Forgive last start.
No6 RATHER SWEET won well last start in good time, and should run well again.
No1 KING’S TARIFF has trialled well enough coming into this and is a 1000m winner.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 RATHER SWEET
No2 FALCON ISLAND has been trialing up in very good order leading into the debut run, drawn to lead and run them along here. Hard to beat.
No5 WOOSHKA was quite good first-up closing off well, should be much fitter second-up and be in the money here.
No9 MUSICAL GENIUS has trialled well enough coming in. The winkers on for the debut run give me some confidence.
No1 THE DRAKE has been quite good in all three starts, the form around is quite good and he is drawn to get a soft run.
VALUE RUNNER: No9 MUSICAL GENIUS
No9 UNWISE (BEST BET) comes out of a hot race on debut behind Catchy and Limestone, since then we have seen both go on to be competitive in Group 1 races, with Catchy winning the Diamond. She has had a long break coming into this new prep and has trialled well coming in. I think she has a lot of upside and is well placed.
No3 NATIVE AMERICAN comes out of some good races in the first prep and trialled well.
No5 HIGHLY DESIRED comes out of a good debut race, and gets the blinkers on for the fresh run.
No7 NIPOTINA is quite well bred and has trialled well.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 HIGHLY DESIRED
No6 LEAGUE OF NATIONS should be winning this race, he brings the best form and has more upside than any of these.
No11 OUR DILEMMA has been going quite well in all starts and didn’t get the best of rides last start, should improve here.
No5 SOUL REVIVAL despite not running a place in all seven starts, has run some good races and is a chance here.
No4 NEVER TARDY gets a soft run on the map here and is next best.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 SOUL REVIVAL
No6 GO DADDY GO gets Avdulla here, and comes out of some hot form races. This is his race.
No4 LINDWALL won well for JVO last start and gets in well at the weights after the claim here.
No5 HURRICANE HARBOUR comes out of some solid enough form races, and is a winner at the T&D.
No2 DON PELLEGRINO comes out of an ok enough race last start, and drops well in grade here and should run well.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 HURRICANE HARBOUR