Gosford Preview & Best Bets – Thursday June 08
Our form expert provides Gosford tips for today’s horse racing at Gosford Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Gosford Tips 08/06/2023
BEST BET 🏆
Race 1 No. 2 CONTARELLI – ($3.90)
Nathan Doyle sent CONTARELLI around for a fair dinkum barrier trial as his final piece of public work prior to resumption. Apprentice rider Lachlan Scorse kept his mount honest to the line despite the ever-widening margin over 1000 metres on the synthetic at Newcastle. Contarelli came right away from the others to officially win that trial by 12.31 lengths. He is a big horse and will take plenty of work to get fit so it was good to see Scorse keeping the work up to him. Resumed over 1400 metres at Newcastle where Lee Magorrian had Contarelli bowling along at a fast tempo before the big grey wilted late. It’s the sort of work a big horse like Contarelli would need and he would have taken plenty of benefit from it.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 8 No. 4 QUILTING – ($2.90)
The lightly raced Kris Lees filly QUILTING gets the blinkers on for the first time as she goes around in the last at Gosford Racecourse on Thursday. She will likely be getting back somewhere in the field early before Dylan Gibbons winds her up into her work. Does carry 60 kgs for the first time so Gibbons will be mindful of building momentum early. Quilting Found the rails runs to keep coming from a long way back and finish third on resumption at Warwick Farm. That run was enough for Lees to give Quilting a crack at Listed grade in the Denise’s Joy at Scone second-up. Quilting was okay from the back and will appreciate the class drop back to provincial grade.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 4 No. 11 NOTABADSMILE – ($9)
Not sure if there’s enough pressure up top for NOTABADSMILE to be getting over the top of them late. Favourite backers probably have the race summed up in that odds-on pop Mr Kennedy can roll forward with a controlled tempo. That lack of pace however may play into the hands of Notabadsmile to out-sprint the lot of them. Comes out of some pretty heavy grades for a horse eligible to compete in maiden grade. Gets to that class now following a slight let-up when tried over 1550 metres on the Kensington track. Robbie Dolan took to teaching the horse to get back and hit the line to the extreme that day. Notabadsmile is a coming winner and will most likely beat plenty of these home.