Gold Coast Preview & Best Bets – Saturday October 22
Gold Coast Tips 22/10/2022
Our form expert provides Gold Coast tips for today’s horse racing at Gold Coast Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 8: No.6 GRAPHITE MIST ($4.80 with bet365)
Jack Bruce saddles-up GRAPHITE MIST here and after just one start for new stable, he looks the goods for back-to-back victories in this contest. Last start, the well-bred mare was having her first start for the new stable (after transferring north from the Jason Deamer stables at Newcastle), and he found success in an instant, breaking through for his maiden win over 1100m at Gatton. He came from back in the field that day and posted the fastest final 200m for the race. Robbie Fradd takes a turn in the saddle here as the mare faces Class 1 company for the first time. Stripping even fitter here, she has the form on the board and is capable of going on with it.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 7: No.2 BROOK HILL ($5 with BlueBet)
Local galloper BROOK HILL has found his mojo and looks well placed here to go on with it in the event. Last start, the Hinchinbrook gelding found a race that suited and finished best on the day to take out a BM65 Hcp, here over 1300m. He ran that out, 1.5 lengths slower than benchmark, second-best here behind Pepper’s Ghost (who is resuming and with a new stable). The six-year-old meets similar company here and has Noel Callow remaining in the saddle. His track and distance record is second to none, boasting three wins and five minor placings over the trip here and with a clear passage home, he looks a main contender for the major prize.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 4: No.8 CHILLYWACK ($6.50 with Palmerbet)
The locally-trained CHILLYWACK is second-up here and fitter for one run back, looks in the mix at the weights in this contest. Last start, the Exceed And Excel gelding made an impressive return to the track by finishing third in a Class 2 Hcp, here over 1100m. He sat mid-field most of the way and battled-on gamely to grab the podium finish. Jag Guthmann-Chester was aboard for the first time that day and remains in the saddle for this event. He draws wide here but will get back anyway and with a trouble-free run, he should be there at the finish.