Gawler Preview & Best Bets – October 21
Our form expert provides Gawler tips for today’s horse racing at Gawler Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Gawler Tips 21/10/2022
BEST BET 🏆
Race 7 No. 2 CALL ME SHAMUS – ($4.60)
The totally unexpected market opening has paved the way for us to land on CALL ME SHAMUS as our Best of the day. Pre-race we felt he would be the horse to beat off the back of his dead-heat win in town whilst resuming. We came into this pre-market believing #SABlackbookers horse Montign will be backable at an each-way price; instead, that horse has opened as ridiculous under’s. Jason Benbow had Call Me Shamus rolling from a long way out while Montign hit a flat spot over the 1400m when they last met at Morphettville Parks. We know Shamus can win over further, though relishes the mile. Tommy Stokes loves it when a plan comes together, and he has Shamus prepped for this race with a nice gap between runs.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 4 No. 2 GRACEFUL EAGLE – ($3.80)
The fillies and mares’ shapes as a good race in which we think there might be a couple come out of this and go on. Right now, however, we’re going to pick on it as being a race with few chances. Bubble Over will roll forward and if she can’t win today will struggle to beat whatever does. This could come in the form of either relatively new commodity Alpine Fun, or the mare we’re going to roll with in GRACEFUL EAGLE. The other main market preference is Kungka Maru who just lacks a punch, though does race best here and prefers the sting out. Graceful Eagle has raced consistently well without much luck from the back. Barend Vorster eats Gawler for breakfast and should be able to tag Bubble Over throughout before presenting into the straight.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 6 No. 1 BRAY STREET BOSS – ($11)
The class act in the Benchmark 64 is BRAY STREET BOSS who has been taken along quietly by trainer Will Clarken. He’s been 18 months off the scene with Clarken sending him around for a jump out in September. Bray Street Boss presented with a fair bit of condition as expected yet impressed early against two quality opponents. They were always going to be too sharp for him over 1000 metres in his first race back. Loved his work over the final 100m and can see him improving to beat Tanja’s Dream, for instance. Trimmed down significantly again and was always trucking from the back in his recent trial behind sharp sprinter Alleboom. Gawler suits and Kayla Crowther can chime in late off the back of something like race favorite Magic Phantom.