Gatton Preview & Best Bets – 07/09/2023
Gatton Tips for Thursday, September 7
Our form expert provides Gatton tips for today’s horse racing at Gatton Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 6: No.3 TOO HARD TO REFUSE ($2.40 with bet365)
The Desleigh Forster-trained TOO HARD TO REFUSE is third-up today and based on his current efforts, he looks a serious contender for the major prize in this contest. Last start, the Heroic Valour gelding came off a first-up podium finish in Class 2 company when he dropped back in grade and whooped them in a Class 1 Hcp over 1400m at Beaudesert. Jumping from the outside gate (11), he sat outside the leader to the turn, then took control and ran away with it, scoring by 1.5 lengths on the line. Kirk Matheson was aboard that day and sticks with him here. He has his second crack at the mile trip today but in easier company this time, he looks the one to beat today.
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Race 3: No.3 HAYAI UMA ($2.60 with BoomBet)
The Toowoomba-based galloper HAYAI UMA is unbeaten this time in and looks well placed here to bring up the hat-trick today. Last start, the Kobayashi filly came of a first-up Maiden win (putting more than three lengths on them over 870m on her home track), when she franked that effort by repeating the dose in a BM60 Hcp over 800m at Warwick. She led from barrier to box in both events. New trainer, Pat Webster, has her high flying at the moment with the only concern here, the step up to 1100m. Les Tilley is the new pilot for this assignment and with plenty of early speed out wide, he may opt for a sit behind the pace today. Given an easy run today, she can be there at the finish.
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Race 8: No.9 LEAN IN ($6.50 with Ladbrokes)
Third-up today, the Robert Heathcote-trained LEAN IN showed enough improvement last start to be considered a winning chance in this contest. After finishing mid-field here when first-up off a lengthy 22-week break, the Written Tycoon mare stepped-up in distance last start and wasn’t disgraced when finishing fourth in a BM58 over 1300m at the Sunshine Coast. Emily Lang was aboard that day and remains in saddle for this assignment. She has claims here and gets the gun-run from gate one today. She won third-up last preparation when she broke her maiden status over this trip at Kempsey. There’s plenty to like about her chances here and at odds, she looks in the mix today.