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Gold Coast Tips September 21 – Best bets for Saturday Gold Coast racing

Steve Bennett in Free Tips 16 Sep 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 - September 21


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September 14

Race 3 - 1:48PM GOLD COAST ISUZU QTIS Three-Years-Old Fillies Maiden Handicap (1300 METRES)
The Love Conquers All filly RAINGURL is in good touch since resuming from a 17-week spell and should be fit enough now to give this a shake. First-up at Toowoomba, she was just finding her way when finishing mid-field in a QTIS Maiden over 1110m. Then second-up against similar company, she stepped up to the 1350m trip at Ipswich and after taking the lead, was run down late and finished second behind Star Centre. It’s 1300m here and should be ideal for the three-year-old. Drawn in gate two, she comes in well at the weights after the claim and should prove to be very competitive again.
Result (unplaced)

Race 4 - 2:23PM BIN IT NOW Class 6 Plate (1100 METRES)
Second-up here, the Les Kelly-trained AGGRAVATE is a track specialist and will look the winner here at some stage. The five-year-old resumed off a 16-week break here in a BM70 and finished nicely to grab third prize behind Real Cute over the 900m dash. He steps up to 1100m here where he is already a winner at the track and trip. His resume shows he is also a two-time winner when second-up and jumping from gate three, he will give this field a real test.
Result (1st - $3.90)

Race 6 - 3:38PM SUEZ RECYCLING & RECOVERY BENCHMARK 80 Handicap (1400 METRES)
Enduring a lengthy campaign this time in, the well-bred SHAUQUIN is in the right kind of form to take this one out. The Savabeel gelding has finished top-three in six of his past eight starts including a solid win in Class 6 company at Doomben two starts back where he led all the way in the 1600m event. Then last start, only a bad gate (11 of 11) cost him victory in the Murwillumbah Cup (1530m) where he still managed to take home third prize, beaten less than two lengths. He beat home Nothingforthepress comfortably in that race and meets him only 1kg worse here. He is a three-time winner over the 1400m and should prove hard to hold out here.
Result (2nd - $1 to Place)

Race 8 - 4:58PM PRO SKIPS BENCHMARK 65 Handicap (1200 METRES)
Another who enjoys racing at the Aquis Park circuit is STAR JUSTICE who is drawn nicely here and is capable of taking this out. After finishing third at Ipswich three starts back in a Class 5, he couldn’t go the pace next start and finished down the track at the Sunshine Coast, although beaten less than two lengths in the end. Last start, he returned here and bounced back nicely to finish third behind Wudang Blade in a BM75 over 1200m. He has been ever-consistent of late and although he doesn’t win too often, he does get his chance in this company. He was a dual acceptor at this meeting (scratched from race 4 to run in this). Down in grade here, if he can manage the weight, he will be there when the whips are cracking.
Result (unplaced)


September 7

Race 3 - 1:13PM COMPLETE ELECTRICAL QLD BENCHMARK 65 Handicap (1800 METRES)
Boasting a solid track and trip record, LAST LIGHT looks well placed here to add another win to her resume. The Casino Prince mare has only had the two starts this year. Resuming off a 25-week break, she had no luck when first-up at Doomben she jumped awkwardly and was trapped wide when finishing eighth behind Skate To Paris in a Class 3 over 1350m. She was then spelled again for 11 weeks before resuming in a BM66 at Lismore where she ran much better, finishing fourth behind Lyrical Prince, beaten less than half a length that day. This looks no harder and with two runs under her belt, she can give this a real shake.
Result (unplaced)

Race 4 - 1:48PM COMPLETE PLUMBING QLD Class 4 Handicap (1200 METRES)
Beaudesert trainer Ben Robinson saddles-up BOBBY AXELROD here and on current form, he shapes up as the horse to beat. After winning a Class 4 at his home track two starts back, the Written Tycoon gelding then took on city class gallopers in a Class 4 at Doomben. Attempting to lead all the way, he managed to beat home all but The Tax Accountant over the 1350m trip. He comes back to provincial company here and drawing gate four, he should get the gun-run of the race and prove hard to run down.
Result (unplaced)

Race 8 - 4:18PM COMPLETE PLUMBING QLD BENCHMARK 68 Handicap (1400 METRES)
The Michael Costa-trained NOTHING NEEDED is in great touch this preparation and looms as the one to beat here. The four-year-old has finished top-three in six of her 10 career starts, with both victories being on this track. First-up after a 35-week spell, she was very impressive when winning Class 1 here over 1300m. She followed that up last start with a solid effort in finishing second behind King Of The Desert in a Class 2 at Lismore over the shorter 1200m journey. She steps up to the 1400m trip here and with two runs under her belt this time in, she should be thereabouts at the finish.
Result (2nd - $1.50 to Place)



August 31

Race 1 - 11:55AM VILLAGE ROADSHOW THEME PARKS BenchMark 70 Handicap (900 METRES)
The lightly-raced MOUNTAIN COURAGE ticks enough boxes here to warrant plenty of thought. Last start, the four-year-old was resuming from a 13-week spell and finished a close-up second in a BM65 over the 900m sprint, just weakening in the final 50 metres. Second-up here, he will strip fitter and has drawn the fence where he should fond the front without too much competition. Topweight, Aggravate is resuming from a 16-week break and has to concede 7.5kgs to Mountain Courage which could prove to be too big an ask, having to come from behind in the run home.
Result (2nd - $1.50 to Place)

Race 5 - 2:18PM TOPGOLF Class 2 Handicap (1100 METRES)
Overdue for a change of luck, WHITEBAIT PATTIE looks well placed here and could surprise at good odds. The five-year-old resumed from a 15-week break and first-up, finished third in a BM65 on a Heavy 10 that day. Since then, he has finished just behind the placegetters in three starts. Last-up at Ipswich, he jumped awkwardly and couldn’t recover in time, finishing sixth, beaten 2.7 lengths. He has a ‘bridesmaids’ record on this track, with six starts resulting in four minor placings, but with blinkers on for the first time, he gets his chance to break through here. Currently double-figures, he shapes up as a solid each-way chance.
Result (2nd - $1.40 to Place)

Race 6 - 2:58PM WET'N'WILD GOLD COAST Class 2 Handicap (1100 METRES)
Several chances here but I’m going with INKBLOT who has been racing well this time in and deserves a change of luck. Nicely bred, by Denman out of an Octagonal mare, the five-year-old saves his best for the Aquis Park track boasting six top-three finishes from his nine starts here. Last-up he  was trapped wide and was too far back to threaten, but still ran home well to grab third prize, beaten just a length in a BM65 over the 900m sprint. Four starts into this preparation, the step up to the 1100m trip will suit. 
Result (unplaced)



August 24

Race 4 - 1:23PM JAYMAC RACING SUPPORTS QBI Class 6 Handicap (900 METRES)
The ever-consistent STELLA POWER lines up here and will looking to pull one back on Boom Chicka Boom. After a hard-fought win at Eagle Farm three starts back, the six-year-old then came up against Boom Chicka Boom in a Class 6 at Doomben over the 1050m trip. Try as hard as he did, he couldn’t bridge the gap that day, finishing second to the Les Kelly-trained gelding, beaten less than a length. Last start, he beat all but Just Orm home in a BM75 at Doomben, battling on well after being caught wide early. Here, he clashes with Boom Chicka Boom again only this time meets him 4kgs better which should make things interesting in the run home. Nine starts this preparation have resulted in seven top-three finishes and this could be career win number five.
Result (2nd - $2 to Place)

Race 7 - 3:17PM BUSINESS INSURANCE GROUP BenchMark 70 Handicap (1800 METRES)
Another who will be looking to go one better is POLEMIC who was a good thing beaten last start. The Street Cry gelding drew wide and settled worse than mid-field and in the run home, took ground off the leaders but gave them too much start in the end. Galtero won that race well but to be fair, he drew the fence that day and box-seated all the way. Here, Galtero has to do it from the outside gate (14) and carry more weight in the process. Polemic meets him better at the weights and will jump from gate two. This could prove to be the difference and he is currently great each-way value.
Result (1st - $16)

Race 8 - 3:57PM COOLPHASE COMMUNITY No Metro Wins Handicap (1400 METRES)
Visiting from south of the border, the Kris Lees-trained ALBERT’S NO PUSSY brings some impressive form with him. Two starts back he won a BM66 at Scone and followed that up with an even more impressive effort where he lumped 61kgs around the 1300m trip at Newcastle and still proved far too good for his BM64 rivals, taking out that event by almost three lengths. That’s solid form coming into this No Metro .Win field. He drops 4.5kgs from that win and jumps from the middle of the pack in gate seven. He has enough early gate speed to be sitting on or just behind the pace and looks to be the one to beat here.
Result (4th)







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