Gosford Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday January 25

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Gosford Tips 25/01/2023

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



Race 1:  No.1  CELESTIAL FURY  ($2.80 with bet365)

The Nathan Doyle-trained CELESTIAL FURY has run into some form of late and this event looks right up his alley. Last start the Savabeel gelding came off a Class 1/Maiden win on this track when he stepped-up to BM64 company at Wyong and beat all but home over 2100m. Coming from last on the turn, he finished strongly that day to grab second prize, beaten just over a length on the line. He ran that out, 5 lengths quicker than benchmark, setting a new personal best and the best last-start effort here by more than 10 lengths. He also recorded the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. He draws the fence today where he does no early work as he maps to settle back in the field. Koby Jennings steered him to that win here two starts back and returns for this ride today. In his current frame of mind, it will take a smart one to beat him today.



Race 7:  No.3  ORYX  ($4.20 with BlueBet)

James Cummings saddles-up ORYX here who is third-up and should ready to strut his stuff today. Last start, the Exceed And Excel gelding came off a first-up win at Hawkesbury when he found the heavy track at Canterbury too much, finishing down the track in the BM72 Hcp over 1100m. He still managed to run the trip out, 1 length quicker than benchmark, 3 lengths better than this line-up. He’s on a Soft 5 today where he has already saluted in the conditions. Brenton Avdulla steered him to his Maiden win on fresh legs last preparation and is in control for this assignment. He is drawn wide here but does have good early gate speed and maps to settle better than mid-field. With a clear run to the line here, the Godolphin galloper looks a genuine threat to victory today.



Race 5:  No.5  NULLIFY  ($8.50 with Palmerbet)

The Team Snowden-trained NULLIFY finally has a win on the board and looks well placed here to go on with it today. Last start, the Epaulette mare came off four-straight minor placings when she broke through for her maiden win in a 1500m affair at Kembla Grange. With Mitchell Bell in the saddle (for the seventh time), she was trapped three-deep without cover to the turn but kept going by Bell, found the front inside the last 200m and did a mighty job to hold off all the challenges and collect first prize that day. Today, a lot will depend on where she settles as she is drawn out again. Bell sticks with her and if she can score a trouble-free run, she looks a big chance of back-to-back victories here at odds.