Gosford for our midweek racing here in the Sydney region this week, due to Canterbury being used as a quarantine facility for the next few weeks. We have 8 races on the card here and the weather doesn’t look too bad in the lead up, track good rail true.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 2,3 - 6,8,12 - 2,3,4 - 2,3
Wide Play: 2,3 - 6,8,9,12 - 2,3,4,6 - 2,3,5,7
BEST BET: R4 – 2. CHILLY CHA CHA
Next Best Bet: R1 – 7. TCHAIKOVSKY
Best Roughie: R8 – 5. HUSSTERICAL
No8 TCHAIKOVSKY (NEXT BEST BET) has a touch of a boom on him after two solid enough starts in decent grade. This is his third run this time in and he may be on his way to a sires if he was to win this, as he looks to bring some of the dynamite Slipper form to this.
No6 PLENTY has been trialing well coming into the debut run here and looks to be a good enough type and I like what Waller has been doing with his 2yos.
No9 WAGNER was quite poor on debut when really well backed, he should improve. But the form out of the debut is average.
No10 HOSTWIN QUEEN will kick up from the inside gate and has been trialing quite well.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 PLENTY
No3 THE SINNERMAN improved trial to trial coming into the debut run here, I always respect when Les brings one to the midweeks on debut.
No5 DINNIGAN will not be winning a race until she parades better. She has talent, but does a lot wrong.
No1 BALTIC SUCCESS was ok enough on debut and should be much improved coming into this at start two.
No2 PIONEER was solid enough on debut despite the big SP, the figure out of that race shouldn’t be too bad.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 THE SINNERMAN
No2 SMILING MANOLITO gets the blinkers on for the first time here and gets a good run on the map here and gets a chance to win.
No3 GRESHAM was beaten fresh at a short quote (again) he brings Deprive form and looks a chance again.
No4 THE PROMISE looks set to peak third-up from a spell and brings good enough form to win a race like this.
No10 SANSA didn’t get the best of rides fresh and should be much better suited stepping up to the mile.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 THE PROMISE
No2 CHILLY CHA CHA (BEST BET) was brilliant when winning last start in very good time and stays at the mile now, she is third-up from a spell and looks set to peak here, given her breeding and if she wins this well, an Oaks tilt is not out of the question.
No5 IMPROVISE was good enough fresh and should appreciate getting up in distance second-up.
No1 SAVACOOL more than likely on his way to the QLD derby, nice stayer who might need this.
No6 ONE FIRE BEACH gets a good run on the map from gate two and looks a chance.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 IMPROVISE
No3 TURNBERRY was just beaten last start, he gets KMac on board from a good gate and looks the one.
No2 MAZAZ has been going well enough as of late and runs into the same bunch of horses again to run well.
No7 LOVE WAVES has had the run at the distance but steps up in grade in a big way here.
No1 READY FOR SUCCESS drops in grade here and has to be given another chance.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 LOVE WAVES
No6 MARBLE is a very smart horse who looks to be well placed here fresh after a good trial, the form out of his firs prep has held up quite well.
No12 I AM SPECIAL flogged them as she should have fresh at Orange, she was placed for the kill and got it. She should be even better today.
No8 TRUST ME closed off well fresh and should be chance here second-up after a good run fresh.
No9 SHUDABEEN drops back in grade after a solid run last start in the Fireball, where they ran good figure.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 TRUST ME
No3 DROCHAID was very good first-up in Australian start and gets a good jockey change here with Kerrin going on board and looks to be a nice horse.
No4 PIONEERING drops well in grade here, and has been going well enough as of late.
No2 SOCIAL ELEMENT resumes here and took some big steps last time in and has been trialing well.
No6 MERCURIAL LAD closed off well in better grade than this last start at Canberra and should run well.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 SOCIAL ELEMENT
No3 MARSUPIAL was just touched off in a driving finish last start and the form out of that has held up well and should be hard to beat.
No2 MANHATTAN MIST was very good in the championships race last start, and this looks to be a good race to run in before the final.
No5 HUSSTERICAL (BEST ROUGHIE) resumes here and has been trialing in good enough order coming into this and should run well.
No7 SMART AMELIA will appreciate coming back in grade here in a race which has more pace in it, which will allow her to finish off.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 HUSSTERICAL