Gosford Racing Tips – Wed Apr 10
We will be at Gosford this Wednesday.
Track: Soft 6. Rail: True.
Best Bet: Race 4 – KYLEASE
Race 1: 3YO Maiden Handicap 1600m
ARMAN ZOU (5) and ACHONDRITE (2) both have come through the same race at Hawkesbury, they both seemed to have their chance but it looks the right form reference. They ran the placings and the former was well backed and the latter was the easing favourite, stick with them in the small field. FLYING LEGEND (1) gets the blinkers for the first time, he has had the five weeks between runs but it looks a great form race at Kensington that he last raced in. BANTEUX (3) has had his runs spaced and was ok resuming, it’s an open race and nothing would surprise here.
Race 2: 2YO Maiden Plate 1200m
Hard to go ignore the Cummings/Godolphin dominance of the 2YO’s this year, they look to have a firm grasp here as well. BADIA (10) has been to the races twice, placing on both occasions, she looked to have every chance at Hawkesbury last time but I am willing to concede that she wasn’t in the best part of the track. She draws well and will be suited by the one turn, tracking wide into the straight.
JETSKI (5) is a stablemate to the top pick, he also comes through a Hawkesbury maiden on a heavy track the week prior, he should be fully wound up here.
ESCONDIDO (3) was ok last time in a race where he wasn’t suited by the tempo of the race, LUBUK (6) draws horribly, he was poor in the Pago Pago but this looks easier and will appreciate getting off the heavy track. He is better than that.
Race 3: Mares BM784 Handicap 1200m
MOLLYFIELD (1) has won both runs back this campaign, both of them at 70 grade and the latest was against the girls. She has to step up to the 74, once again against the girls, she will be making her own luck out in front which is half the battle here at Gosford.
STROME (4) was racing consistently last prep without cashing a lot of cheques, she has trialed well and has won fresh previously. KOONUNGA (5) will also be up on the speed but may have to sit outside the leader, that’s not the worst spot here at Gosford over the 1200m if they control the speed in front. She is also nominated for the last race on the programme. ALART (2) has been up for a while and did look a little flat last start, she gets a good claim here but looks a great risk. Place only for her.
Race 4: 3YO BM66 Handicap 1200m
KYLEASE (6) narrowly missed winning on debut, has led at her last couple when winning dominantly at both. She has been off the scene for 5 weeks, was super winning a trial recently and will take some running down. She may not get on the bunny but if she can get outside the leader easily with the nice long run to the first turn, they won’t be running her down.
REGINAE (1) has won 2/4 lifetime, was sent south to have a crack at a Listed race over the Melbourne Spring before being sent to the paddock. She has had a long break, and had plenty of trials, she should be ready to go.
BARE NAKED LADY (2) draws to get a soft run fresh and has won first-up previously, BRING THE MAGIC (5) has been given a 6-week freshen up and gets the blinkers on for the first time. She was only fair last time in a race where the tempo didn’t suit her.
Race 5: BM70 Handicap 1900m
MANGIONE (10) will be short as well and looks hard to beat, he is taking on the older horses here and he looks to have a stack of upside. He was only beaten 4.8 lengths in the Tulloch Stakes last start, the horses that ran the Quinella in that race have come out and Quinelled the Derby on the weekend, so the form reads strong for this. He was mid-field in that race and held-up at a vital stage, just needs the luck off the inside draw.
MAKDANIFE (5) will eb ridden up on the speed, he is a stablemate to our top pick so it may be of assistance to getting the solid tempo we need, he is racing well. FOREIGN TERRITORY (1) will no doubt go forward from the Waterhouse/Bott yard and will be the other horse looking for the top.
CALIFORNIAFIREBIRD (4) next best, he had his chance behind Makdenife last time but gets a couple of gear changes which may improve him.
Race 6: BM84 Handicap 1600m
WHITE BOOTS (5) is very consistent and handles all conditions. He has to step up in grade here but he will be making his own luck up on the speed, a good spot to be here at Gosford.
HARMATTAN (6) looks the obvious danger, he hasn’t been far away at his last two, both at Group Three level. Bowman legs up, he is riding well, she should be following the top pick everywhere he goes. CALCULATED (7) is yet to win out of maiden grade but looks suited getting out to the mile here and should be ready to peak third-up. GOT UNDERS (2) had every chance in the Muswellbrook Cup when placing last time, that race has already produced a subsequent winner.
Race 7: BM84 Handicap 1200m
MILITARY ZONE (4) is resuming, He won the Gosford Guineas here when last at the track, he was well back before coming very wide and ran on hard. That’s not easy to do here, he has had three trials leading into this, he won his maiden when racing fresh and should be ready to go here.
STAR OF MONSOON (3) is also resuming and has won a trial, he has won both starts at the track and maps well from the good draw. PIRACY (1) will be up on the speed, he looked to race a little flat second-up last time and should be a big improver. If he can get outside the leader and control the tempo, he will be hard to run down. WAGNER (9) is another Godolphin runner that looks a big improver, he was off the pace at Listed level last time and didn’t seem to handle the heavy track.
Race 8: 4YO & Up BM70 Handicap 1100m
A lot will depend on if the emergency KOONUNGA (16) starts here or earlier in the card, read the comment earlier as she will be the top pick if she comes here. DIFFICULT TO GET (9) is a consistent mare, she doesn’t have a lot of brilliance but maps well. QUEEN ABLAZE (11) is trained here at the track, she has only missed a place once in her short career. She maps to get a soft run on the rails, that was the spot to be last meeting they had here. THE PATRICIAN (15) is a last start winner on the heavy track at Kembla, this is harder and if they do go hard up front, look for him late.