We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Gosford that features six quality betting races.
It’s only a shortened six-race card this week, but punters are getting value throughout the day with bookmakers.
We have our best value bets for every race on the Gosford card.
Gosford horse racing tips & form
Race 1. (14:00) Maiden Plate (1200m)
#1 – Head Legislator @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Matthew Dunn lines up the three-year-old gelding that finished seventh on debut in what was a tough introduction to racing.
The well-bred son of Headwater finished behind the likes of Tommy Gold and Dance, and that form has stacked up very well since.
He comes into this race having recorded a 1.3-length trial win at Warwick Farm and with betting support coming his way, that is another good sign.
Race 2. (14:35) Maiden Plate (1100m)
#3 – Free State @ $2.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
It isn’t the strongest field ever and Free State could take advantage. The Brad Widdup-trained gelding has had two starts for two placings, so he is close to breaking through.
He finished third at Warwick Farm in July and hasn’t raced since, but he has been prepared with two trial placings.
He only needs to lift by a half-length to be competitive against fields like this.
Race 3. (15:10) BM64 Handicap (1100m)
#2 – Dawn Too Good @ $7 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dawn Too Good is good enough to upset the odds-on favourite in this contest. The Gary and John Moore-trained gelding is a two-time winner from 10 starts, so he knows how to win.
He finished fifth last time to the races, which came behind Darleb at Randwick. There is nothing wrong with that form and his trial form since has been steady.
The son of Dawn Approach scored a trial win over Lady Banff at Rosehill and punters are getting $7, so he’s well worth backing.
Race 4. (15:45) C1 Handicap (1600m)
#3 – Command King @ $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Clare Cunningham lines up the capable four-year-old gelding that looked the goods winning on debut at Goulburn.
The son of Epaulette subsequently finished third at Hawkesbury and although beaten, it was a solid effort from the improving type.
Tom Sherry takes the ride and rising to the mile is only going to help his chances of figuring in the finish.
Race 5. (16:20) BM64 Handicap (1100m)
#9 – Reverse @ $3.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Jockey James McDonald doesn’t have many rides on the day, but he has come to ride the James Cummings-trained Reverse.
The three-year-old filly by Exceed And Excel scored a half-length win at Wyong last start and we’re expecting that form to hold up well.
The brilliance of McDonald will be needed from barrier 14, but the Kiwi is in good form and he could do enough for punters to score.
Race 6. (16:55) Sky Racing Provincial Racing Series C5 (1600m)
#8 – Knight @ $1.95 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Knight is the class runner of this field and it’s another good ride for James McDonald to end the day.
The Kim Waugh-trained gelding finished third behind Bigboyroy at Kembla Grange last start, which is a good form guide for this contest.
Prior to that he scored a one-length win at Newcastle and there has been plenty of money coming for him throughout the week.
He opened at $2.20 and now punters get an odds-on quote, but there is still value in the $1.95 price.
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.