We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Gosford that features 10 quality betting races.
The Coast takes centre stage at Gosford’s standalone meeting and we have our best horse racing picks for the day.
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Gosford horse racing tips
Race 1. (11:15) Vital Hospitality Group Handicap (1200m)
#4 – Resonator @ $4.80 – Bet @ Neds
The two-year-old gelding scored an easy win at Canterbury last time out by 2.8 lengths and that’s a good sign.
He could have a nice future and the son of Brazen Beau is paying generous odds at $4.80, so he’s worth backing at an each-way basis.
We expect Tim Clark to push forward from the draw and be tough to hold out.
Race 2. (11:50) Tab Highway C3 Handicap (1200m)
#8 – Sungblue @ $7 – Bet @ Neds
Sungblue scored a debut win at Gosford before finishing third on the track, so he runs his best races at Gosford.
The three-year-old gelding comes off a third placing at Tamworth and punters get value odds this time around, so he goes on top.
Getting the inside draw with a 3kg claim helps.
Race 3. (12:25) Midway BM72 (1200m)
#15 – Showtime Lady @ $8.50 – Bet @ Neds
Showtime Lady comes off a trial win at Warwick Farm and we thought she would be shorter with bookmakers.
The daughter of Showcasing looked good when running fifth at Flemington last start and she finished second at Randwick prior to that.
Carrying 54kg is ideal and we’re happy with the odds.
Race 4. (13:00) Triple M Thunder Thousand BM72 (1000m)
#2 – Never Second @ $4.80 – Bet @ Neds
Never Second owns four wins and two second placings from nine starts and he’s unbeaten in two starts at Gosford.
The Annabel Neasham-trained mare comes off a steady recent trial at Warwick Farm and that form bodes well at this level.
Getting a 3kg claim helps and we expect big things from the daughter of Zoustar.
Race 5. (13:35) Byrne Pipe and Civil BM78 (2080m)
#14 – Hameron @ $4 – Bet @ Neds
Chris Waller lines up the four-year-old gelding who won on debut at Ballarat before placing at Sandown and Canterbury.
He was beaten by Main Stage at Canterbury and that form bodes well, especially given the drop in weight to 53.5kg.
$4 is a fair price and he should be fighting out the finish.
Race 6. (14:10) Brook Group BM72 (1600m)
#6 – Elusive Jewel @ $7.50 – Bet @ Neds
Elusive Jewel ran well for second behind Quintello last time out and that form stacks up well at this level.
The four-year-old mare won her only start over this distance and we’re not surprised by the shortening odds after opening at double figures.
Punters still get each-way odds and they’re worth taking.
Race 7. (14:45) Mostyn Cooper Gosford Gold Cup (2080m)
#2 – Great House @ $4.20 – Bet @ Neds
Great House ran well enough last start to suggest he can appreciate the drop in class and win on Saturday.
The five-year-old son of Galileo had finished third at Rosehill prior to that and with the fitness under his belt, he looks ready to win.
$4.20 is a value price for a runner seeking an overdue win.
Race 8. (15:25) De Bortoli Wines Takeover Target (1200m)
#1 – Shelby Sixtysix @ $6 – Bet @ Neds
Shelby Sixtysix raced like a tired horse at Caulfield, but we’re putting that down to the firm track conditions.
The Danny Williams-trained gelding is much better in the wet and he gets conditions to suit, so punters should expect a turnaround in form.
He’s classy at best and racing at Gosford won’t do his chances any harm.
Race 9. (16:05) The Coast (1600m)
#11 – Diamil @ $4.80 – Bet @ Neds
Diamil is a two-time winner from nine starts and he’s rarely too far away from the prize.
The four-year-old battled home last time out but the race fitness should do him plenty of good and carrying 52kg is a big asset.
The former European has been well-backed to win and that’s a good sign.
Race 10. (16:45) Tooheys BM78 (1200m)
#8 – Battleton @ $2.90 – Bet @ Neds
Battleton opened his account with back-to-back wins at Wyong and Warwick Farm before taking on tough company.
The Bjorn Baker-trained gelding finished second behind Mazu at Randwick, which has since gone on to bigger and better things.
He then ran fifth behind Home Affairs at Group 1 level, so he’s an exciting type and we’re excited for his return.
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About the Author: Daryl Curnow
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.