We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Gosford that features seven quality betting races.
It’s a low-key meeting at Gosford but all the big trainers and jockeys are out in force. The highlight of the day will be seeing how the juveniles perform over the first few races.
We have our best bets for Gosford this Wednesday.
Gosford horse racing tips & form
Race 1. (13:30) Crusaders Basketball C1 (2100m)
#2 – Tombstone – Bet Now
Team Freedman lines up the three-year-old that ran on stylishly at Newcastle last start. He finished 6.3 lengths behind the winner Colette, but he came from well back in the field and made up huge ground.
It was the run of a horse that is likely to break through over more distance and stretching out to 2100m looks ideal.
The small should see him settle in a better position.
Race 2. (14:05) Sure Thing Metal Roofing Maiden (1000m)
#2 – Kumasi – Bet Now
Kumasi could make a winning debut for Gerald Ryan and he’s a good chance if his trial win is anything to go by. He scored by 3.8 lengths at Randwick and it was a good hit-out before his debut.
He’s a well-bred son of Snitzel and although there are some unknowns in this field, punter should be confident about his chances.
Watch for a late betting move with Kumasi.
Race 3. (14:40) Airpak Sheetmetal Maiden (1100m)
#8 – Smart Success – Bet Now
Punters shouldn’t expect a big price around Smart Success, which scored an impressive trial win at Randwick earlier this month.
The three-year-old filly by Smart Missile won strongly on the line and having Tim Clark in the saddle is going to help. Expect to see her in the front of the pack where she should provide a good kick.
She’s another runner where punters should be watching the market closely.
Race 4. (15:15) Central Coast Granite Maiden (1600m)
#1 – Unamerican – Bet Now
Unamerican battled on gamely for second at Newcastle last start and rising to the mile should help the son of Americain. He finished only 1.5 lengths behind the winner and being on the speed will help his cause.
He has looked a touch one-paced in two starts but he’s still improving and we’re expecting Sam Clipperton to be positive from the wide barrier draw.
Bookmakers should be offering value each-way odds, so look for a good price.
Race 5. (15:50) Bishop Collins C1 Handicap (1000m)
#7 – Beauty Betty – Bet Now
There was plenty of hype surrounding Beauty Betty on debut and she did the job with high distinction. The three-year-old scored by 1.5 lengths as the $1.40 favourite at Scone, and she gets some things in her favour here.
Drawing the inside barrier will help her switch and having a light weight on her back will help her turn-of-foot. It’s a hot field that she’s up against but we would be including her in selections providing that the odds are on the mark.
Look for odds around $5.50
Race 6. (16:25) Happy Birthday Martin BM64 (1200m)
#3 – Surreal Step – Bet Now
Team Hawkes lines up the three-year-old gelding that usually shows ability to start his preparation. The son of Sidestep has two placings from his two fresh-up runs, and his best form has come early on.
He has been primed with a trial placing at Warwick Farm and although he’s facing a competitive field here, he represents value.
Race 7. (17:05) Breakers Country Club BM64 (1600m)
#1 – Rover – Bet Now
Not much went right for Rover last start and punters should forgive that run. The Anthony Cummings-trained gelding was a winner on debut at Rosehill by a half-length before running second at Randwick behind Julian Rock.
He has the potential to rise through the grades and because of his last-start flop, punters should be able to get generous odds.