THE PLAN: Three meetings today at Gosford, Nowra and Gilgandra – despite a long session searching – nothing really stands out as worthwhile. Only horse I was keen on all day was $6 into $3 after the 9am rush – so will suggest a quaddie play at Gosford for those interested.
R1 – Battle of tactics here – Best horsees are Gravitate and Texas Rebel – have best riders also – but both struggling big time for form and likely to get back. I thought Dalalah was most interesting runner – if they press forward early – looks the horse to beat. Stately Lady going best of the closers. Tricky race.
R2 – NO
R3 -Very competitive race. Native American and Westrock kick up from inside gates – possibly Native American will look for leaders back? They can control things – or destroy each other here. So Magic ($5.50) is certainly the run on horse and only runner I could suggest having a tiny play on if interested. Think the gap between it and Native American is too big currently.
R4 – Royal Patriot looks to lead and get all favours here – blinkers applied and should get a more solid tempo – the one to run down. Emperor Harada is the improver out to the mile with the rider change. No huge confidence – but enough to play a quaddie around.
R5 – Tough race this! Looks good pressure. This should play into the hands of Invincible Gangsta and Excellent Design – should be just out of the speed duel and strong late – Excellent Design the slight nod of the two. Ten Carat is an interesting runner – $26 seems huge odds – definitely goes in exotics and a strong place hope from the inside gate. Dia Vernon back to home circuit – hard fit – dangerous if he crossed. Maui Princess better over further – but drawn to be there for a long way. Happy to risk Spring Charlie today.
R6 – 1000m race with no real leader – very rare. Tactics important. Thought roughies Lanas Magic and Atum were a chance of finding the front – throwing them in the quaddie for this reason. I Am Lexus the one to beat – just hope they are positive early. Roman Typhoon the huge query runner – can do things wrong.
R7 – Was keen to play heavily into Imperial Eagle when $6 early this morning – thats long gone – strong rider goes on today – has the opportunity to roll forward and is the one to beat. Better Be Good races well fresh – draws to ride for luck and dangerous late if he gets it.
R4: 8 / 3
R5: 2-9 / 1-5-10
R6: 2 / 3-8-10
R7: 9 / 1
Numbers are separated into main chances and knockouts. Suggest playing the main chances for a better %