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Gold Coast Tips December 7 – Best bets for Saturday Gold Coast racing

Steve Bennett in Free Tips 6 Dec 2019
  • 3 to 4 best bets for Gold Coast this week.

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Our form analysts give you the best bets for a profitable day of punting at Gold Coast Racecourse, one of Queensland’s premier race tracks and home of the rich Magic Millions meeting in late January each year.

Based in Surfer’s Paradise, Gold Coast Racecourse boast a grass track that accommodates various distances up to 2100m. The ground has a large members stand, and grassed areas to view the track from. 

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Gold Coast Tips - December 7

Race 2 - 1:13PM APS STAFF Class 2 Handicap (900 METRES)
The Chris Munce-trained TIGER LOVE looks a promising type with wins at her past two starts. At just her second start, she won her maiden at big odds in a tight three-way finish, and was then spelled for nine months. The Better Than Ready filly resumed last month at the Gold Coast where again she figured in a tight, three-way go to the line, and again was victorious. She rises a little in weight here but still looks to be the one they have to catch.

Race 4 - 2:28PM JP FLYING RATINGS BAND 0 - 62 Handicap (1800 METRES)
Three runs back from a 14-week spell, SIDERO STAR should be fit enough now to show his best here. The six-year-old has run most of his races at Aquis Park with a mammoth 31 starts at the track from his career total of 49. He has finished top-five at his past three and last start, he was back to a more suitable distance where he finished fourth behind Hot Sock over the mile at Gatton. The Sidereus gelding is a four-time winner at the track and trip and with a drop of 3.5kgs here, expect to see more improvement in him.

Race 7 - 4:28PM ALL STRATA PROJECTS Class 3 Handicap (1300 METRES)
Yet to win this time in, PURE PULSE drops in grade here which could see him turn it all around. Two starts back, he put in a solid effort to finish second behind Hearts Lifted in a Class 4 at the Gold Coast, although it was only a small field. Then last start he faced double the number of runners, this time at the Sunshine Coast where he wasn’t disgraced when finishing fourth behind The Pines in another Class 4 Hcp. He comes back to Class 3 company here and carries just half a kilo more. Two of his three career wins have come at the 1300m journey so this could be where he hits his straps.

Previous Tips: 

November 30

Race 3 - 1:48PM MASTER FOODS Fillies and Mares Class 2 Plate (1200 METRES)
Kris Lees saddles-up POWER RUSH here and after three runs this preparation, she should be set to show her best. Second-up she looked impressive when finishing second behind The Crimson Idol in a BM66 at Scone. Then last start, came across some smart ones at Doomben but still chased them home and wasn’t disgraced when finishing fourth behind Snipstream over the 1050m trip. Fourth-up here, she steps up to 1200m and should find this a little easier than last start. 
Result (unplaced)

Race 7 - 4:28PM NESTLE Colts, Geldings and Entires Class 2 Plate (1200 METRES)
The lightly-raced INVINCORE looks well-placed here to make it back-to-back victories. Resuming from almost 18 months in the paddock, the Toby Edmonds-trained four-year-old trialled exceptionally well, finishing top-three in four trials. First-up in BM65 company, he wasn’t disgraced in finishing fifth (beaten just over two lengths) here in a 900m sprint. Then last start, Edmonds took him south to Grafton where he led from barrier to box in a Class 1 over 1206m carrying 60.5kgs. He drops in weight here and has drawn the fence, giving Ryan Plumb a much easier assignment. Up in grade here but the I Am Invincible horse looks a real promising type.
Result (scratched)

Race 8 - 5:07PM PFD FOODSERVICE GOLD COAST Class 1 Handicap (1800 METRES)
Formerly with the Chris Meagher stable, BRANDO recently moved to the Tony Haydon camp where he has been locking horns with city class gallopers at his past three starts. After a solid fourth at Doomben three starts back, he then took on BM70 company at Eagle Farm and wasn’t disgraced there, although unplaced, beaten three lengths in the end. Last start, he landed in front and led to the turn where in then became a three-horse war. He fought like a caged tiger but had to settle for third prize, only beaten a neck on the line. That was a solid effort, only third start back from an 81-week absence. He will strip fitter for those three starts and should find this a little easier than the city class.
Result (unplaced)

November 23

Race 3 - 1:48PM HIT90.9 LISE, SARAH, DAN & BEN Class 2 Handicap (900 METRES)
Tony Sears has DEVIL’S TEMPTATION firing on all cylinders at the moment and I see no reason why he can’t continue improving here. Two starts back, he crushed a field of three-year-olds at Ipswich, putting four lengths on them over the 800m sprint. Then last start, he stepped up to the 1000m trip and beat all but Je Suis Belle home at the Sunshine Coast after leading early. Daniel Griffin is aboard for the first time here and drawn in gate six, he may have to do a little work if he wants the front-running. A sit near the pace should be sufficient here and he is certainly good enough to beat these home.
Result (2nd - $1.10 to Place)

Race 5 - 3:08PM HIT90.9 RNB FRIDAYS BENCHMARK 68 Handicap (2400 METRES)
Carrying topweight in a staying event is always a tough ask, but WINKLER is in good form and showed last start that weight can be carried to victory. After finishing just behind the placegetters in a BM66 at Grafton (on an unsuitable soft track), he then lined up at Toowoomba on a Good 4, and despite lumping 59kgs, he finished best to win a Class 4 over 2175m. On the quick back-up here, this BM68 is no harder and he is reunited with Jason Taylor who has ridden him in 15 of his 28 starts for three wins. Taylor knows the horse well and will give him every chance here. 
Result (unplaced)

Race 6 - 3:48PM THE GOLDIES OWN 92.5 TRIPLE M BENCHMARK 68 Handicap (1100 METRES)
Greg Kilner has SHE’S CHOOSIE second-up here and with daughter Leah aboard, should be in the finish. Two starts prior to a 15-week spell, Brook Ainsworth steered the Choisir mare to an impressive one length victory in a Class 5 at the Gold Coast over 1200m, where she clocked 1:08.5 for the run. Resuming from that spell, she ran home well in a BM65 at the Gold Coast to finish fourth, beaten just two lengths in the end over an unsuitable 900m sprint. Fitter from that run, she steps up to 1100m here where she is already a winner. She does get back in her races so the wide draw really doesn’t come into play. After Kilner’s claim, she will carry 1.5kgs less than her first-up run and she will be finishing strongly.
Result (unplaced)

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