Gosford Preview & Best Bets – 05/10/2023
Gosford Tips for Thursday, October 05
Our form expert provides Gosford tips for today’s horse racing at Gosford Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 6: No.3 RHETTARA ($2.30 with Ladbrokes)
The James Cummings-trained RHETTARA is second-up today and looks all set for back-to-back victories in this contest. Last start, the well-bred I Am Invincible mare was fresh after almost a year off the scene when she made it look so easy, winning a Maiden Plate over 1000m at Hawkesbury. Ridden hands and heels by Zac Lloyd, she never left second gear as she crossed the line almost two lengths ahead them. Heavily backed that day ($1.80 into $1.30), despite settling four-wide without cover the entire trip. She maps to settle a little closer to the fence today (from gate five) and a repeat of the at last start performance should see her remain unbeaten this time in.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 7: No.6 LOS PADRES ($3.70 with Neds)
Another from the Cummings stable is LOS PADRES who has found his mojo this preparation and looks set to go on with it in this event. Last start, the Zoustar gelding stepped-up in grade where he took on a BM64 contest and despite being unwanted in the market ($12), came from last to grab victory on the line. Jason Collett was aboard that day and keeps the job here. He takes on similar company today (over the same trip) where he is expected to follow them all on settling. Now a track and distance winner and at his peak after four starts, he should prove hard to hold out again.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 1: No.3 HIGHLAND EIGHTGEE ($6.60 with BoomBet)
The Mick Attard-trained HIGHLAND EIGHTGEE is fresh off a 14-week spell and after a blistering barrier trial, looks set to stake solid claims for victory in this contest. Last start, the Highland Reel gelding had just his second race start where the 1500m looked a bridge too far for him, finishing fourth in the Kembla Grange Maiden that day. He was then spelled and returning to trackwork, he crushed his rivals in a Hawkesbury barrier trial, putting eight lengths on them with plenty in reserve. Brock Ryan has the reins today as the four-year-old gets the gun-run from gate one. A first-up effort somewhere near that trial run should see him a real chance here at odds.