Gawler Preview & Best Bets – Saturday January 7

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Gawler Tips 7/01/2023


Race 3 No. 7 PICARGO – ($2.90) 

Last start track and distance winner PICARGO has finally announced himself as the new kid on the block as a 6yo. Alana Livesey scored her first Metro winner aboard Picargo when following the resuming Terbium into the run. A saloon passage opened for her as the leaders drifted off the fence. Made no difference to the result as Picargo pinged the ears back for Livesey and raced to an ever-widening margin on the line. This race came off the back of a close-up second placing to Saskatoon at Morphettville. Picargo appeared to have the other done cold inside the 100m. He was unfortunate to have run into Jake Toeroek on the inside horse who has developed a habit of lifting horses over the line in close photo finishes.



Race 7 No. 3 SECRET WAR – ($4.60)

We are not convinced that SECRET WAR has come back as his best self this prep, though he does get his chance on Saturday. Fitter for the two recent runs this prep, Secret War is best known for his blistering early speed. Carried 61.5kgs under senior rider Jeff Maund when taken on in front by Mr Have A Chat when fading late over 1000m on the Parks. We backed the winner My Ruby at a price as the early market latched onto Secret War second-up. He was racing over 900 metres on the larger Gifford Hill course and perhaps over-did the pressure, as is so often the case in those races. Weighted beautifully on his home deck in a thin BM66 race with little pressure on while untested over 1200m.



Race 1 No. 7 SEAFARING – ($8.50)  

That man Jake Toeroek again, South Australia’s Nash makes his way back into the saddle of SEAFARING for Jarrod Lynch. Seafaring took a while to break his maiden and had been well ridden for much of his career by apprentice Sophie Logan. Just found a habit of wanting to lay in under pressure which Lynch in part corrected by having Toeroek ride. Made ground from the back behind debutante winner Half A Dram with Seafaring finding a response as Jake switched through to the left. The pair looked the winner from a long way out when winning the maiden at Murray Bridge as Seafaring raced clear in smart time. Good in town over the mile under Logan last time and won’t spend a penny behind the speed here.