Friday Racing Tips - 3rd August
We have identified a few gallopers at Goulburn and Geelong that look well placed and prove hard to beat as we head into the weekend of racing.
Trainer John O’Shea has a few handy horses that look well-placed at Goulburn today and we expect big efforts from his trained horses today. Our Geelong selection will prove hard to beat and looks perfectly placed.
Goulburn is racing on a Good 4 with the rail +6m Entire.
Geelong Synthetic is a Synthetic with the rail True.
Goulburn Race 2 - 12:35pm Sun Solutions Benchmark 68 Handicap (1600 Metres)
Sticking with REGINE who was beaten by 1.7 lengths lasts start to Huangshan who has since gone on to win in town, so the form behind her is strong and she’s expected to run a huge race here today. Has raced in some handy races last preparation, including a length victory at Randwick back In January. Looks well-placed and hard to beat.
1st: No3 REGINE 2nd: No2 Salesman; 3rd: No9 Jagger; 4th: No1 Brogue
Goulburn Race 4 - 1:50pm Become A GDRC Member 3yo Maiden Plate (1200 Metres)
CHAUVINIST hit the line strongly at his debut and is sure to strip fitter second-up here today. Took a while to get going but did make up good ground in the straight when beaten by 2.89 lengths behind Fearless Girl. Expecting a big improvement and drawn to be very competitive here today. Sticking with him.
1st: No1 CHAUVINIST 2nd: No5 Shuffle Up; 3rd: *SCRATCHED* No9 Blazing Babe; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No2 He’s Super Lucky
Goulburn Race 5 - 2:25pm Your Home Matters Class 2 Handicap (Scaled -1.0kg) (1200 Metres)
Lightly-raced but ultra-consistent COMMON PURPOSE looks a clear top pick after proving too good when winning by 1.5 lengths, defeating Myristica on this track a fortnight back. Will strip fitter second-up and has a superb record on this track 6:2-4-0. Looks hard to go past and the one they all will need to beat. Serious chance.
1st: No2 COMMON PURPOSE 2nd: No7 Nuke; 3rd: No4 Moralist; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No5 Frenze Hall
Goulburn Race 8 - 4:15pm Goulburn Post Benchmark 66 Handicap (1300 Metres)
BOYER (BEST BET) is racing in good form winning his past two starts and can make it a hattrick in the final race of the program here today. Led and proved too good when defeating Alastronia by less than a length at Canberra last start. Will look to lead and will take a power of running down. Can make it three on the trot.
1st: No2 BOYER 2nd: No3 Diamond Made; 3rd: No6 Slick Speed; 4th: No4 Mister McIlroy
Geelong Race 8 - 5:00PM Bet365 BM58 Handicap (1300 Metres)
Hayes and Dabernig trained SPEAK SOFTLY (NEXT BEST BET) looks perfectly placed to take out the final event of the program at Geelong today. Will look to atone for her last start defeat to Desridero on this track, when fighting hard to go down in the last 50m.Has a good record over the track/distance and will be very competitive here today. Key player.
1st: No4 SPEAK SOFTLY 2nd: No1 Living Large; 3rd: No2 Behold the Queen; 4th: No8 Triscilla (NZ)