Gosford for Thursday provincial racing here in the Sydney area, and we have 8 races on the card here with some nice enough racing throughout the day. There has been some rain around in recent days and with the rain about in the lead up, we will be on soft to god going, rail true.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 2,3 - 5,6 - 8 - 4,6,9
Wide Play: 1,2,3 - 5,6,9 - 1,3,4,8 - 4,5,6,9
BEST BET: R1 – 1. JUST SHINE
Next Best Bet: R3 – 1. BABY BACK SHAK
Best Roughie: R2 – 5. BABY JIVE
No1 JUST SHINE (BEST BET) is also in on Wednesday at Canterbury where he looks a chance, but looks close to a good thing here at the weights and up to 1900m third-up from a spell. From gate 6 Collett sits just behind the speed here and should round them up late.
No4 FURORE has been beating up on inferior opposition in the country level with consummate ease, this is a step up in grade yes, but he looks to have plenty of ability.
No3 APACHE JUNCTION was good when winning last start and has place claims here.
No5 BELLABROOK gets a soft run on the map from gate 1 and has his chance.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 BELLABROOK
No2 BON WARRIOR should be much better suited coming up to the 1200m here and gets a good jockey change.
No5 BABY JIVE (BEST ROUGHIE) gets a good claim down to 52.5kg here and has been going ok enough
No4 CASINO ANGEL was quite poor as a $2.50 fav last start, but this is a weak race and can bounce back.
No3 ECHO STAR has trialled up in solid enough order coming into this.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 BABY JIVE
No1 BABY BACK SHAK (NEXT BEST BET) was gelded coming into this prep and won well fresh breaking the maiden, the gelding may well make him a better horse, and he doesn’t need to be that good to win this, he should improve second-up and be hard to beat.
No5 GRAND THEFT AUTO has been going ok enough to run well in this.
No3 GRIDDLEBONE gets a good run on the map from barrier 2 and has a chance here.
No4 TICKET TO FLY was well backed last start when winning the maiden and should run well.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 GRIDDELBON
No2 KNOCK TOFF gets the blinkers on for the first time here, and they should spark him up, he comes through some good form and should run well.
No1 LIGHTZ drops well in grade here and gets his chance to win another race and break a long run of outs.
No3 FALSTER comes out of some good form last time in and is well placed fresh.
No5 NEWTON is a big watch fresh from NZ with no trial coming into this
VALUE RUNNER: No5 NEWTON
No3 VELLOR comes out of some very good races in the first preparation and has been trialing up quite well and we know how well Godolphin is going!
No2 DISCREET CHARM gets a soft run behind the speed here and will have last shot at them, after quiet enough trials coming in.
No1 BODHI BLUE finally won a race fresh, and may well have turned the corner.
No4 BABE IN BOOTS was good enough fresh and should be much fitter for that effort and run well here.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 DISCREET CHARM
No5 MOMENTUM TO WIN should be suited here by the step up to 2100m and was good through the line last start.
No6 LIGHTS OF COMO was good when getting up to the 2000m last start and should hold that form here.
No9 MARIA VICTORIA is another who will appreciate the step up in distance here and gets a soft run from gate 1.
No1 ANNIE SATURDAY gets one last chance here, is the 16th time the charm for him?
VALUE RUNNER: No6 LIGHTS OF COMO
No8 RESIN resumes off a long, long, long break after the debut run where she started fav in the Maribyrnong Plate in 2016, she is a daughter of Beaded who has looked to trial in impressive fashion coming in and is well placed.
No4 ALL OURS has been trialing well coming into this and should run well on debut.
No3 SEDITION comes out of some very good form races and has trialled up well enough.
No1 BYZANTIUM was run down late fresh, he should improve from that fitness wise.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 SEDITION
No4 CAN’T FIND SNIPPY won well enough fresh and is a 1000m mare who looks to have come back well.
No6 GOLDFINCH looks the likely leader here, she will jump and run them along and give them something to catch.
No9 DENIM STREET has been trialing up well coming into this prep and should run well.
No5 MUSICAL QUERY should improve second-up, and was ok enough fresh.
VALUE RUNNER: No9 DENIM STREET