Gatton Tips May 5

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Gatton Tips Thursday May 5

Looking for Gatton horse racing tips and best bets today? Our form expert previews each meeting from Gatton Racecourse and gives his top selections for the card.

Here are our Gatton tips for today.


The Dale Groves-trained SPIRIT’S CHARM (best odds currently $1.90 with Palmerbet) is in great touch of late and looks a great investment here to start the day. Last start, the Spirit Of Boom mare beat all but one home in a Class 3 Plate over the mile at Doomben. She ran that out, half a length quicker than benchmark, the best here by more than 5 lengths. She makes her track debut today and drops back to the 1400m trip where she is already a two-time winner. Robbie Fradd is in pride-of-place as he boasts 16 rides on the mare, resulting in all three career wins and no less than nine other podium finishes. In this small field, Fradd will call the shots and maps to settle just behind the early pace. The mare looks a good thing here today.


Despite being a big Miss Barty fan, I am running with the Jason Edwards-trained DREAM WEAVING (best odds $16 with Palmerbet) to cause a big upset here today. Last start, the Dream Ahead mare was sent out a hot $2.30 favourite, here in a Class 1 Hcp and gave punter’s no cause for alarm, taking out the event by more than a length (going away) on the line. She ran it out, 4.2 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best in this field. She also recorded the fastest final 600m, 400m and 200m sectionals for the 860m sprint. She is stepping up in distance today but is already a winner over the 1100m trip and both her career wins have come at the Gatton track. Meeting Miss Barty a little better at the weights, she looks fantastic value today and is well worth an each-way ticket today.


Gold Coast galloper BURGUNDY RULES (best odds currently $5.50 with Palmerbet) has too many boxes ticked here to rule him out of contention and does look a big chance in this contest. Last start, the Street Boss gelding was second-up when he beat all but one home in a BM0-55 over 1400m at Dalby. Coming from near last on the turn, he stormed home to miss by a whisker on the line with Micheal Hellyer on board. He ran the trip, 7.2 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best in this line up and a new personal best effort as well. He does no early work from gate three and has Hellyer sticking with him here. Already a track and distance winner, fitter for two runs back he should prove hard to hold out today.