GOSFORD EXPECTED PATTERN – Winds and kind weather have seen irrigation placed on the track over the last week. That should stop the fence being “on fire” and allow tempo to dictate the play with the rail in the True position.
R6 #1 Raiden ($3) – #3 Ayeteem ($5.50) – #6 Atomic Meteor ($6.50) – Interesting maiden with three clear leading chances on paper for mine. Raiden comes up a short priced favourite – not afforded a fair start on debut for the new stable first up and an admirable effort to finish third given the circumstances. Certainly does look the horse to beat here – but has a price to match. Ayeteem is on debut here – showed good speed in most recent trial and looked to have come right on – could lead these and give a bit sight from that position. Atomic Meteor looks the other strong improver – trialled up very well prior to the first up effort at Scone when wide throughout and working – can be suited here with the rider change and the clear value runner.
SUGGESTED BETTING: Two options here. Bet more aggressively on the two value selections or smaller with a quinella saving option bankering the more favoured runner. Suggesting the second option here. 1.5 Units Ayeteem @ $8 with Bet365 (Happy to take $7+) – 1.5 Units Atomic Meteor @ $15 with Bet365 (Happy to take $11+) – Quinella Raiden (standout) from Ayeteem/Atomic Meteor for 2 Units (3 Unit total cost)