We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Gold Coast that features nine quality betting races.
The Magic Millions are only a week away and Gold Coast hosts a nine-race card this Saturday in preparation for the big day.
Great value on offer from bookmakers throughout the day.
Gold Coast horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:58) Aquis Handicap (1200m)
#4 – Take Tea @ $4.20 – Bet Now
Take Tea looked the goods winning her first two starts this season before running a nose behind the winner last start.
She could well have been unbeaten since resuming from a break and we’re surprised at the odds on offer for this race.
Bookmakers have her as the loose $4.20 favourite. We will happily take those odds and it’s good to see Glen Boss take over the riding.
Race 2. (13:33) Aquis Pierata C6 Plate (1200m)
#10 – Shogun Sun @ $5.50 – Bet Now
It is taking a while but Shogun Sun isn’t far off a win and it could here at good odds.
The Kelly Schweida-trained five-year-old is taking his time between drinks but he’s a winner of over $400,000 and that should be respected.
He put the writing on the wall last start when running second and he has since placed in a trial.
Race 3. (14:08) Aquis Gold Pearl Quality (1100m)
#1 – Bribery @ $3.20 – Bet Now
Bribery was an impressive winner on debut at Morphettville and she should be respected against this lineup.
Trained by Team McEvoy, the two-year-old scored by a half-length over Extra Time and that form should stack up nicely.
Hugh Bowman jumps in the saddle and that’s going to lower her price come race day.
Race 4. (14:48) Aquis Gold Nugget Quality (1100m)
#1 – Conceited @ $2.30 – Bet Now
James Cummings has a good record when he comes to the Gold Coast and Conceited looks a good chance.
The well-bred colt by Brazen Beau was a professional winner on debut when scoring at Flemington and he looks a good chance for the feature next week.
There are some good types in this field, so it’s hard to line up but punters should get a good run for their money with the favourite.
Race 5. (15:28) Magic Millions Country Cup (1200m)
#5 – The Pines @ $2.60 – Bet Now
We’re going with another favourite here but it’s hard to look away from the form of The Pines.
The Edmonds-trained four-year-old has now won five of her six races after scoring at Sunshine Coast last start.
She got up narrowly on the line but in the process showed off her ability to run down leaders off a good tempo.
Drawing barrier 11 will likely see her out the back again but watch for her late.
Race 6. (16:08) We Are Gold Coast Handicap (900m)
#3 – Intuition @ $9.50 – Bet Now
Value odds are with Intuition, which is due for a winning turn after three moderate performances this season.
The Cummings-trained gelding ran fifth at Eagle Farm behind Isaurian last start but he has form around some top types.
It was only in April that he defeated Tactical Advantage at Hawkesbury and if he can find that form, he’ll put lengths on this field.
$9.50 is a great price.
Race 7. (16:50) The TAB Wave (1800m)
#2 – Trevelyan @ $5 – Bet Now
The four-year-old might not be suited to the inside draw but it’s tough to overlook his recent form.
He comes into this with back-to-back wins and his most recent was a tidy performance at Eagle Farm.
This will be his first look at Gold Coast but he’s an adaptable type that has supreme confidence coming into this race.
Race 8. (17:25) Magic Millions Rising Stars C4 (1300m)
#11 – Astro Boy Toy @ $6.50 – Bet Now
Astro Boy Toy has an eighth beside his name but he has only 1.9 lengths behind the winner in a blanket finish.
The Edmonds-trained three-year-old has won two of his four career starts and they have been nice enough efforts to win this.
Jockey Ron Stewart will have to navigate a wide barrier draw but punters are getting good odds for the risk.
He’s worth including in selections.
Race 9. (18:05) Magic Millions Rising Stars C4 (1300m)
#15 – Grand Scholar @ $2.90 – Bet Now
Grand Scholar will need some luck from barrier 16 but she’s clearly in the best form coming into this race.
The McEvoy-trained filly has won her last three and her most recent win at Moonee Valley came by six lengths.
Changing to a different way of running could be her only downfall. However, she’s a professional type so it shouldn’t worry her.