Gold Coast Preview & Best Bets – Saturday October 29
Gold Coast Tips 29/10/2022
Our form expert provides Gold Coast tips for today’s horse racing at Gold Coast Racecourse and gives his best bets.
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Race 3: No.3 SKINS ($2.15 with Neds)
David Vandyke saddles-up SKINS here who resumes today and sporting a solid fresh record, looks the testing material in this contest. Last start, the Sepoy gelding showed a big dislike to the heavy track when finishing nine lengths from the winner in a BM90 over the mile at Doomben. Despite the unplaced finish, he still ran the trip out, 5.3 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field by 5 lengths. He returns here after a 14-week spell boasting two wins and two minor money finishes from four previous first-up runs and having placed in a recent Sunshine Coast trial, he draws the fence here and looks the pick of the bunch.
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Race 2: No.3 BARRYMORE ($4.20 with Palmerbet)
In outstanding form of late, the Naomi Hemmings-trained BARRYMORE comes off three very impressive runs and looks up to this class here. Last start, the So You Think gelding was shooting for the hat-trick but missed it by a whisker, beaten a head in a BM65 Hcp over 1680m at Ipswich. Trying to lead all the way, he was looking the goods but was grabbed on the line by a swooper. He steps up to Class 4 company here but already a winner at the track and a two-time winner over the trip, he has the runs on the board and is capable of grabbing a win in this event.
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Race 5: No.7 ISLAND MAGIC ($3 with bet365)
The Tony Gollan-trained ISLAND MAGIC is proving to be a model of consistency with six podium finishes from his seven starts this preparation and even stepping up in grade here, looks to play a major role in the outcome in this contest. Last start, the Hinchinbrook mare faced a Class 1 field at the Sunshine Coast where she came from near last and proved too good in the run home, taking out the 1000m event carrying 58kgs that day. She ran her last 600m, 1.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. She also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. Robbie Fradd is reunited with her here, having steered her to victory three starts back, here on a Heavy 10. Out of a Magic Albert mare, she has really proven to be a punter’s pal and ideally drawn in gate two here, she looks right in the mix for another podium finish.