It’s a big day at Gold Coast as the Brisbane Winter Carnival kicks off.
Featuring racing on the day comes with the Gold Coast Guineas and Hollindale Stakes.
We have free expert tips, form and odds for all nine races at Gold Coast this Saturday, which starts with the Attwood Marshall.
Gold Coast free tips & form
Race 1. (11:25) Attwood Marshall BM75 (1800m)
#3 – The Candy Man @ $2.80 – Bet Now
The Candy Man is searching for his fifth consecutive win and we wouldn’t put it past the five-year-old.
He’s a capable type which has plenty of confidence up now and having scored on both good and heavy tracks recently will hold him in good stead for this.
The slight rise in distance won’t be an issue and he should be well backed.
Race 2. (12:00) Heineken Gold Coast Cup (2400m)
#1 – The Lord Mayor @ $2.30 – Bet Now
The former New Zealand runner scored an overdue win last time out and he could kick on with it now.
Chris Waller lines up the son of Rock ‘N’ Pop, which has now won five of his 17 starts and his win in the Toowoomba Cup was solid.
There’s not much to this field and he could take advantage.
Race 3. (12:35) Ken Russell Memorial Classic (1200m)
#1 – Accession @ $2.25 – Bet Now
Chris Waller has a smart one on his hands here. The two-year-old colt has two wins and two second placings to his name and those have come against good opposition.
He lost a plate in the Group 2 Skyline Stakes last start so punters could forgive that run. He has since won a trial at Canterbury by 1.3 lengths and that could be good enough to see him take this out.
Race 4. (13:10) Gold Coast Bracelet (1800m)
#15 – Pinup Miss @ $5 – Bet Now
This is a tough race and the barrier draw has made it harder, but Pinup Miss has a nice future ahead of it.
The Waterhouse/Bott-trained filly was a winner at Hawkesbury last time out and that win should give her plenty of confidence moving forward.
She’s at $5 with bookmakers and punters are getting good odds for the risk.
Race 5. (13:50) Gold Coast Harley Davidson Handicap (900m)
#3 – Spurcraft @ $2.90 – Bet Now
Spurcraft is flying at the moment with six wins from his last eight starts. The five-year-old is dead-set on a roll and although he hasn’t raced for three months, he runs well fresh.
He has had three fresh up starts for two wins and a placing. He has yet to miss a placing from all 12 career starts and he’s an underrated type at this level.
Running over 900m might be ideal to kick off his campaign so keep him safe.
Race 6. (14:30) Australian Turf Club Trophy (1400m)
#12 – Freddy Fox Trot @ $2.60 – Bet Now
Freddy Fox Trot didn’t have everything go his way last time out but he ran on well for second at Eagle Farm. That experience will do him plenty of good and there’s a reason why he has been smashed in the betting for this.
Les Kelly lines up the four-year-old by Foxwedge, which has won six from 12 starts and he’s a three-time winner on this track.
Looks tough to beat.
Race 7. (15:10) Gold Coast Guineas (1200m)
#4 – Zoustyle @ $2.10 – Bet Now
Zoustyle faces his toughest test to date, but the son of Zoustar has yet to taste defeat in five runs and it’s tough to overlook that form.
Tony Gollan lines up the three-year-old which is coming off a five-month break and meets a stunning field here, but he hit the ground running last campaign with a two-length win at Doomben and he has some class.
Tricky draw but he must be tough to beat.
Race 8. (15:50) Hollindale Stakes (1800m)
#10 – Youngstar @ $5.50 – Bet Now
Punters should discount her effort in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes last start as she was never going to run well over 1400m.
She makes the rise to 1800m here on her way to the Doomben Cup and we should see a better effort.
Chris Waller lines up the winner of four from 14 starts and with just under $1 million in stakes, she has class on her side.
Race 9. (16:30) Attwood Marshall Silk Stocking (1200m)
#7 – Outback Barbie @ $3 – Bet Now
Outback Barbie has plenty of ability and although she didn’t get much luck last campaign, she owns some class.
Winning two from 11 starts isn’t an accurate representation of her ability but getting the inside draw will take luck out of the equation.
Carrying 54kg is another positive and Jeff Lloyd rides.