Gosford Preview & Best Bets – Thursday December 22

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Gosford Tips 22/12/2022

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



Race 3:  No.7  GREBENI  ($2.50 with Ladbrokes)

Rosehill galloper, GREBENI, lines-up for his fourth race-start today and going by his first three efforts, he looks more than just in the mix here. Last start, the Ocean Park gelding was second-up off a 19-week break where he stepped-up to the mile trip and successfully broke through for his Maiden win. With James Innes Jnr aboard, he settled mid-field and finished over the top of them, running the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race in the process. Covering more ground here, he gets the gun-run from gate one and fitter for those two runs, he should prove hard to hold out again.



Race 5:  No.3  GEEWIZ JOHNNY  ($6.50 with TAB)

The locally-trained GEEWIZ JOHNNY Has landed two top-two finishes in his three starts this preparation and he looks a genuine chance at finishing there again today. Last start, the Zariz gelding saw the Gosford track for the second time and again, he beat all but one home, this time in a BM64 Hcp over 1100m. He ran a new personal best that day, covering the trip, 2.4 lengths slower than benchmark, second-best behind Impressiero (who is seeing this track for the first time today as a $31 chance). Glyn Schofield retains the ride here and with a little luck in running, he can get the job done.



Race 6:  No.2  I AM BRAZEN  ($5 with Palmerbet)

Hawkesbury trainer, Blake Ryan, saddles-up I AM BRAZEN here and at peak fitness now, looks a genuine contender in this contest. Last start, the Brazen Beau mare lined-up for her third start on the track and with Amy McLucas on board, led from barrier to box in a BM64 Hcp over 1100m. Today, she faces similar opposition and over the same trip, carries the same weight after the 3kg claim by McLucas who sticks with her for this assignment. She maps to settle in the first half-dozen (with the option to possibly lead again) and already a track and distance winner, looks the one to beat here.