We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Gold Coast that features eight quality betting races.
A heavy track is expected in Queensland but the racing is quality and we have our best value bets.
Gold Coast horse racing tips & form
Race 1. (12:33) The Great Northern Maiden (1100m)
#8 – Eureka Boom – Bet @ PlayUp
Eureka Boom showed improvement to finish second at Sunshine Coast last start and that form bodes well.
The three-year-old gelding wasn’t close to the impressive winner but he is fitter for the run and this isn’t an overly tough race.
Barrier nine is sticky but being wide in these conditions could be the place to be.
Race 2. (13:08) Bundaberg Rum Maiden (1100m)
#3 – Poignant – Bet @ PlayUp
Poignant owns three placings from four starts and the four-year-old is getting close to breaking through.
The daughter of Exceed and Excel comes off a second placing at Ipswich and the added fitness only helps her chances.
We expect the odds to shorten for her on race day.
Race 3. (13:43) Suntory Maiden (1400m)
#8 – Birdonawing – Bet @ PlayUp
Birdonawing turned her early form around with back-to-back placings at Doomben and Gold Coast.
The Annabel Neasham-trained two-year-old comes off a tidy effort on this track and we like her chances of going one better.
Carrying 55kg on her back is ideal and she’s in good hands, so she’ll be ready to fire.
Race 4. (14:18) Shake Your Tails Cocktails C4 (1800m)
#2 – Chakana – Bet @ PlayUp
Chakana is a Kiwi runner looking to get some of the Aussie spoils on Wednesday.
The four-year-old mare comes off a tidy effort for sixth at Pukekohe, but she’s better on wet tracks and conditions suit.
Getting the inside draw is ideal over this distance and punters could get a good price on race day.
Race 5. (14:53) XXXX Zero C3 Plate (900m)
#1 – Never Paid – Bet @ PlayUp
Never Paid showed good pace during his first campaign with three wins and two placings from seven starts.
The four-year-old son of Better Than Ready didn’t fire in a tough field last start but he should find this more to his liking.
Getting 1.5kg off his back helps and he won his only heavy-track start.
Race 6. (15:28) Headline Acts BM65 (2200m)
#7 – Turn Me Over – Bet @ PlayUp
Turn Me Over has been a model of consistency this preparation and he’s shooting for three consecutive wins.
The three-year-old gelding won by a half-length at Gold Coast last start and having winning experience on the track is ideal.
He’s also unbeaten at the distance and we’re confident of his chances again.
Race 7. (16:03) Cub Premium Beverages C1 Handicap (1400m)
#2 – Isolyfe – Bet @ PlayUp
Isolyfe scored impressively at Doomben two back and he wasn’t beaten far at Ipswich last start.
The three-year-old colt was good form lines and only the wide barrier draw is working against him on Wednesday.
However, his class could take him close and he shouldn’t stay in this grade for long.
Race 8. (16:38) Independent Liquor Group BM65 (1200m)
#4 – Dynamic Duo – Bet @ PlayUp
Dynamic Duo is looking to cap off four consecutive placings with a win and his recent form is good enough.
The five-year-old gelding is a two-time winner from three starts at Gold Coast and a three-time winner at the distance.
His form speaks for itself and we would be surprised if he wasn’t fighting out the finish.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.