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Gold Coast Tips November 16 – Best bets for Saturday Gold Coast racing

Steve Bennett in Free Tips 11 Nov 2019
  • 3 to 4 best bets for Gold Coast this week.

Looking for tips on Saturday's racing from the Gold Coast races? 

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 - November 16


Tips will be updated on Friday. 

Previous Tips:


November 9

Race 3 - 1:18PM LJ HOOKER SOUTHPORT BENCHMARK 65 Handicap (900 METRES)
Fresh off an 18-week break, LADY McCABE is primed to give this a shake. The Helen Page trained mare hasn’t won since February this year, but she hasn’t seen a dry track since March. Prior to hitting the spelling paddock, she finished unplaced (beaten more than six lengths) at the Sunshine Coast over the 1000m sprint then finished off her last campaign here on a Heavy 10 where again she finished mid-field in a BM65 over the shorter 900m trip. With sunshine and a Good 4 forecast, that brings her right back into contention. All three career wins have been on dry tracks and she boasts a strong first-up record with a win and two runner-up finishes to her name. Drawn ideally in gate three, she will be on the speed and with fresh legs prove hard to hold out.
Result: Unplaced

Race 5 - 2:38PM LJ HOOKER BROADWATER Class 5 Handicap (1400 METRES)
The Harold Norman-trained MYSTIC MIST is second-up here and looks well placed to rack up win number six. The grey mare finished off her last preparation with four-straight top-three finishes, including two victories. Resuming from a 15-week break, she ran home strongly to beat all but Prince Of Tie, failing by a head to grab first prize. She is a two-time winner second-up and has three wins and four minor placings on the Aquis Park track. Rikki Lee Palmer is aboard for his 11th ride on the four-year-old and from gate three will be doing little work early. Nicely weighted with 55kgs, she will be finishing strongly again.
Result: 2nd

Race 7 - 4:03PM AUDI GOLD COAST Class 4 Handicap (1800 METRES)
Resuming in career best form, LAST LIGHT will be at her peak here and looks the one to beat. The Casino Prince mare fell just short at Ipswich two starts back where after leading she was grabbed on the line in a BM0-75 over 1680m. Then last start, Luke Dittman took a sit behind the pace at Lismore, then took over on the turn and she sprinted away to beat home a BM66 field by almost three lengths over 1516m. Dittman remains aboard here and similar tactics here could result in back-to-back victories. She is two from four at the track and trip and four starts into this preparation, she will be as fit as ever. 
Result: Unplaced

November 2

Race 3 - 1:28PM GOLD COAST MG RALLY Class 1 Plate (1100 METRES)
The lightly-raced PAY WITH CASH has done enough this time in to suggest he is ready to win a race of this nature. Fresh off a 40-week break, the Star Witness gelding fought on gamely to grab second prize in a Class 1 o this track behind Love Struck where he was checked and tightened for room in the run. Then last start, he was again hampered badly and wasn’t disgraced when finishing fourth behind The Carpenter at the Sunshine Coast when second-up. He has since trialled and Luke Dittman remains on-board for this. In a small field this time he should be able to avoid trouble and will be hard to beat here.
Result: Won ($1.95)

Race 5 - 2:55PM VILLAGE ROADSHOW THEME PARKS Fillies and Mares BENCHMARK 65 Handicap (1400 METRES)
Racing without luck since resuming, ZILITOR is knocking on the door for a win and gets her chance here. The Bradbury’s Luck mare was nailed on the line at Doomben two starts back when looking all over a winner. Then last start, she had to do it from the back of the field after being caught wide from her bad draw and held up on the turn, she finished well to grab third prize in a BM62 at Ipswich on a soft track which isn’t her best racing surface. She gets a good track here and has drawn the fence which should see her with all the breaks. Les Tilley becomes the fifth jockey in as many runs to partner her here and on paper at least, she looks a big chance in this field.
Result: 2nd

Race 7 - 4:23PM GALEY, MAL & MOYRA BENCHMARK 65 Handicap (1800 METRES)
Winning two of her past four starts, STARLIGHTER gets the opportunity to go back-to-back here. The Starmaker mare won her maiden at Ipswich four starts back and followed that up with two fair performances, finishing third at the Sunshine Coast and fourth on this track before returning to the winner’s circle again last start. In the 1800m event, she sat just off the pace and finished too well for them, going on to win by more than a length. She rises in weight here but is as honest as they come, finishing top four in her past seven starts. Luke Dittman retains the ride and already a track and trip winner, she looks well-placed to threaten again.
Result: 2nd 

October 26


Race 5 - 3:20PM LLOYDS NATIONWIDE ASSET VALUATIONS Maiden Handicap (1200 METRES)
PURE INDULGENCE looks to be one of the better bets on the Gold Coast programme and the four-year-old can break her Maiden here. The Gillian Heinrich-trained galloper has had just the two career starts and resumed at the Sunshine Coast on October 11, finishing runner-up to Euro Belle. In that race she was held up at a vital stage in the straight and the ship had sailed as the leader had pinched the break. She ran on to grab 4th at her only other career start, which was back in April. She has drawn barrier 10 but is likely to get back anyway and with pace in the race to come from the likes of Givemeaminute, she can go very close. 
Result (scratched)

Race 7 - 4:51PM LLOYDS INTERNATIONAL AVIATION SERVICES Fillies and Mares Class 2 Plate (1200 METRES)
The fillies and mares line up at Class 2 level in Race 7 of the day and the promising SHOOTING LOVE can make her presence felt. The Mark Currie-trained galloper has had just the five starts, winning two of those, including her last start effort that saw her prevail at Toowoomba on September 21. In that race she did all the work behind the leader before eventually getting up on the line. Her other win came at Doomben back in April. She drops 2.5kg in weight for her last start effort and might have a bit of upside in comparison to some of these. 
Result (1st - $3.30)

October 19


Race 6 - 4:23PM ATTWOOD MARSHALL LAWYERS Class 1 Handicap (1800 METRES)
BANTEUX steps out in Race 6 of the day at the Gold Coast and should be hard to beat with two runs under his belt this preparation. The Chris Waller-trained galloper has headed north after finishing 3rd when resuming at Kembla Grange before sticking on for 4th at Gosford last time over the 1600m. In that race he travelled very wide on the home bend before finishing three lengths behind the handy Call Me Mo. At his third run last time in he was an impressive winner of his Maiden at Gosford when stepping up to the 1900m and should again appreciate the step up in trip.
Result (4th)

Race 7 - 4:58PM ATTWOOD MARSHALL LAWYERS Class 2 Plate (1300 METRES)
The final event of the day at the Gold Coast is a Class 2 and it is MASLOW that will be out for the hat-trick of wins. The former Victorian looks to have come back in great order this time around and stepped out at Ipswich on September 11, scorching to a three length win before overcoming early difficulties to win at the Sunshine Coast over the 1200m at his latest. He will get the run of the race from barrier 2 and can maintain his winning streak.
Result (scratched)


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