The Gong is a new $1 million race held at Kembla Grange and it has attracted a maximum field this Saturday.
A cracking field will take part for the big money and punters are getting juicy odds for most The Gong runners.
We have done the form to find our best bet, best each way and best roughie selections for The Gong.
The Gong 2019 Tips
The Gong 2019 final field, barrier draw & odds
The Gong 2019 Best Bets
El Dorado Dreaming @ $5 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Noble Boy @ $7.50 Bet Now
Ranier @ $17 Bet Now
The Gong 2019 Form Guide & Tips
Mister Sea Wolf ($11) Bet Now
Scored a good win two back but he’s not consistent in the slightest. Following the Waller-trained runner can be tough, so tread carefully.
Nice odds on offer.
Star of the Seas ($7) Bet Now
Almost went in as the best each way so we’re giving him a good chance to win.
The Waller-trained gelding would have preferred a wet track but he’s still a three-time winner on a dry surface.
Drawn to get a good run and Glen Boss rides with only 55.5kg on his back.
Nicoletta ($34) Bet Now
Former Kiwi which can beat a field of this quality but drawing barrier 19 all but rules her out of contention.
El Dorado Dreaming (Best Bet – $5) Bet Now
She’s only a one-race winner but she put the writing on the wall when running third behind Reelem In Ruby last start.
She will be needed to take on trust but with only 54kg on her back, her turn-of-foot is good enough to take this out.
Nice enough odds on offer.
Looks Like Elvis ($23) Bet Now
Can run a good race but they have typically come over more ground and against inferior opposition.
A win would surprise here but punters are at least getting good odds.
Luvaluva ($4.80) Bet Now
The current favourite but we’re not sure he deserves to be. Hasn’t won in a long time and always promises to win, but rarely delivers.
Tough to back her with any confidence and the odds are too short.
Military Zone ($6.50) Bet Now
Hasn’t yet fired this season but has been taking on some tough fields.
Has been well-backed to win and that’s a good a sign for this. Punters should watch the market for any further betting moves.
Carrying a light weight helps.
Sir Plush ($51) Bet Now
Unsure why it’s running in this race. Hasn’t been running well this campaign and it would be a big surprise.
Noble Boy (Best Each Way – $7.50) Bet Now
Impressive run for third at Flemington and the form out of that race should stack up nicely.
Has shown good form rising through the grades and with a little more education under his belt, he’s going to mature into a very nice type.
Worth including in selections at the odds.
Goodfella ($34) Bet Now
Not in the best form and it’s going to be tough from the wide draw. Take on trust.
Jonker ($41) Bet Now
Has been disappointing for a long time following some good juvenile form.
Can’t recommend here based on his form from the last couple of seasons.
Taikamochi ($23) Bet Now
Wasn’t all that far away when running third last time out and it should derive good benefit from that run.
Drawn to get all favours from a good barrier and it could be a sneaky chance of running in the money here.
Articus ($41) Bet Now
Likely to be outpaced over this distance. Wait till he runs over something a bit longer and a bit easier.
Quackerjack ($5) Bet Now
Last-start winner which really showed his class. If he gets some luck from barrier 14, he could be tough to beat in this race.
Lovely weight of 52kg and with six wins from 16 career starts, he has more than enough ability to win a big money race.
Tamarack ($51) Bet Now
Another runner drawn wide and it could need a minor miracle from barrier 20.
Doesn’t appear to be good enough to beat a field of this quality and the odds on offer suggests that.
Asterius ($11) Bet Now
He’s good enough to win this race and if he gets a run in the field, his odds should drop.
From the powerful Chris Waller stable and that should be respected in a race like this.
Ranier (Best Roughie – $17) Bet Now
Not guaranteed a start in the race but if he does get in, he should be respected at a nice price.
He’s coming off a solid second placing at Flemington behind Mandela Effect and he’s an adaptable type.
There has already been specking in the betting moves and punters should include him in selections.
Esteem Spirit ($126) Bet Now
Unlikely to run at the huge odds.
All But Gone ($151) Bet Now
Looks held at this level.