Gawler Preview & Best Bets – Sunday, April 2
Our form expert provides Gawler tips for today’s horse racing at Gawler Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Gawler Tips 2/04/2023
BEST BET 🏆
Race 7 No. 1 PEACEMAKER – ($4.80)
Chris Bieg keeps Felicity Atkinson on board PEACEMAKER at his third run back. Stable apprentice Felicity Atkinson got Peacemaker home despite racing fiercely while fresh at Strathalbyn. Settled better under Teagan Voorham over 1550m on the Parks last start. Sorrel Rising appeared to have a class edge on paper and proved such after leading early. Teagan had followed the speed from a few lengths back before making inroads on Peacemaker. Her horse peaked on his run late to finish third after watching Eaglelou get past him late. That horse continued his solid form with another placing in town on Saturday. Draws somewhere out to the middle which may provide options for Atkinson while fitter and back in grade.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 5 No. 1 SMILING ASSASSIN – ($4.20)
The Garret Lynch trained SMILING ASSASSIN continues to improve as he gets into his prep. His past two have been very good under regular race partner Eran Boyd. Those two got a fair way back as some speed was injected into the race over 2250m in town. Smiling Assassin had been doing his best work late in a sign of things to come. Lynch then sent his charge out over 2500m at Murray Bridge last week. Boyd allowed him to track from a fair way off as usual before getting onto a long run out after them. Missed by a whisker with gun apprentice Rochelle Milnes snapping up her chance to ride a quality stayer.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 4 No. 5 MISCHIEVOUS TYCOON – ($26)
The hot pace engaged in today’s race can see MISCHIEVOUS TYCOON gain the gun run for Stacey Metcalfe. Whether this horse can run a strong six furlongs remains to be seen; however, much of her opposition will be paddling late. Stacey will be on her toes to ride the percentages before presenting her horse at the right time. Grant Kluske found a similar high pressure race for his mare when presenting first-up at Oakbank. Mischievous Tycoon swept past by the furlong to put a space on Toast The Deel as she raced away. Sent for another spell before finding them too slick over 1000 metres on the Parks before running on late.