Gatton Preview & Best Bets – Friday July 22

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Our form expert provides Gatton tips for today’s horse racing at Gatton Racecourse and gives his best bets.


Gatton Tips 22/07/2022  


Race 1 No. 10 NICCI DE ROSA – ($2.90) 

Two-year-old filly NICCI DE ROSA takes on the older horses here as Toowoomba trainer Stephen Kirkwood kicks off her preparation. She’s shown brilliance out the gates in both her only starts last time in while also having some good toe once hitting the ground. Stayed in it for a long way on debut over 1100 metres at Ipswich only to be tipped out the placings late. Showed her brilliance again when coming back to the 870 metres at home as the favorite Al Pal’s Gal peeled off her back to go on and score. These two put a big gap back to the rest while recording smart time to the night. Since tuned up with a quiet trial and has drawn to be prominent in this 





Race 6 No. 7 PRINENTE – ($5.50) 

Lightly raced mare PRINENTE presents the upside of the field as she looks to make her through the grades. Scored a surprise win this track and trip under Nathan Thomas when racing second-up for trainer Rob Davidson. Showed good gate speed for Thomas in that benchmark 60 before getting back to about midfield. Made an early race move to put herself into the picture prior to turning as she proved too strong for her rivals late. No real early speed again as Davidson tackled the Beaudesert Cup over a mile and a quarter. She was close enough if good enough though when the field began to bunch. Prinente was honest to the line, and we may see Jasmine Cornish utilize her inner draw while back in trip. 






Race 10 No. 6 HERECUM DA DRUMS – ($15) 

Taylor Marshall has guided the tough older gelding HERECUM DA DRUMS to two wins from his past five starts. The pair won a benchmark 58 at Ipswich over 1150 metres when Marshall allowed his mount to find his early. They rounded the small field up on turning to power away late in the Heavy conditions. Their win over this distance in restricted 55 grade as Herecum Da Drums again showed no early speed. As the field fanned wide on turning, Marshall hunted the fence. The nine-year-old proved too strong in a tight finish and may pay to follow at the good price here.