THE PLAN – Two meetings today. Gosford the main focus – but one runner we have been waiting on has found a nice race at Ballina.
GOSFORD EXPECTED PATTERN: Strange rail position at Gosford with the rail out in a certain section that can usually slow the rails up. Should make it difficult to run on. On speed and rails in run should be an advantage.
R3 #8 Oxford Bella ($3.5) – Debuted on a Heavy 9 last preparation and a very solid effort behind the likes of Dracarys. Had one more run over the 1200m and quickly put away. Has trialled up extremely well for her return – draws ideally and looks very well placed in this lineup.
SUGGESTED BETTING: 4 Units Oxford Bella @ $8.50 with Bet365 (Happy to take $5.50+)
R5 #6 Nothing Too Hard ($4.25) – #8 State Of Play ($5) – Cannot work out why Eight Over has come up odds on in early markets – every possible chance last start and noticably weak late. Nothing Too Hard has building nicely this preparation and looks to be crying out for the mile. Gets the key rider change and should run a very solid race. State Of Play has also run very well in two unsuitable races this preparation – hoping she can find the front here and suited out to this trip.
SUGGESTED BETTING: 3.5 Units Nothing Too Hard @ $13 with Bet365 (Happy to take $8+) – 2 Units State of Play @ $7 with Bet365 (Happy to take $6+)
R4 #1 Im A Jet ($3.25) – Honest on pace sprinter that has taken a couple of runs to come to hand this time in. Really like the way he rallied under pressure late last start. Should push forward into a very prominent position here and looks extremely well placed. Very hard to catch this time around.
SUGGESTED BETTING: 3.5 Units Im A Jet @ $4.20 with various (Happy to take $4+)