Gosford Preview & Best Bets – Thursday July 14

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Gosford Tips 14/07/2022

Our form expert provides Gosford tips for today’s horse racing at Gosford Racecourse and gives his best bets.




Race 5:  No. 3  DECADENT TALE  ($2.80  Ladbrokes)

Newcastle galloper DECADENT TALE is in great touch this preparation and looks set for the hat-trick today. Last start, the Kermadec mare came off a big win at Port Macquarie when she franked that effort by repeating the dose at Scone in a BM66 over 2200m. She posted the fastest final 600m and 400m sectionals for that race. Facing similar grade gallopers here, she draws the fence and maps to settle just behind the speed. Dylan Gibbons has control today and after his claim, the mare carries just half a kilo more than her last-start win. It is her first look at the track but winning form is good form and she does look the one to beat today.



Race 7:  No. 3  HOLY TYCOON  ($4.60  bet365)

The Todd Howlett-trained HOLY TYCOON is second-up today and seeing the Gosford track for the first time, brings an impressive resume to this contest. Last start, the Written Tycoon filly was fresh off a 17-week spell when she proved too strong in the end, taking out a BM58 Hcp over 1000m at Muswellbrook. She ran the last 600m, 3.4 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field. She also posted the fastest final 800m to 400m sectionals for the event. She draws the outside gate here but it shouldn’t play a big part in the small field. Up slightly in grade today, Bailey Wheeler remains aboard and claims 3kgs here. Conditions look ideal with all three of her victories coming on wet tracks. Punters jumped-on overnight as she firmed sharply from an $8.50 opening quote. She can give this a real shake today.




Race 8:  No. 4  STARIKS  ($7.50  Palmerbet

Rosehill-based galloper STARIKS has made the podium in four of his past five starts and looks a good chance here of finishing there again today. Last start, the Super One gelding did it easy in the end, winning a BM58 Hcp over 1007m at Taree. He ran that out, 4.2 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best in this line-up. He also recorded the fastest final 400m sectional. He has drawn the outside gate here so Jay Ford will need to weave some magic finding a suitable sit on settling. Conditions look ideal as the three-year-old boasts two wins and two minor placings from his seven starts on wet tracks. With a trouble-free run, he can give this a real shake today at odds.