Gosford Preview & Best Bets – 26/10/2023
Gosford Tips for Thursday, October 26
Our form expert provides Gosford tips for today’s horse racing at Gosford Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 7: No.2 ROMA AVENUE ($3.20 with bet365)
Wyong galloper, ROMA AVENUE, also makes his Gosford debut today and having his third start for the Sara Ryan stable, looks up to challenging for the major prize in this contest. Last start, the Star Witness gelding improved noticeably when second-up, he finished third in a BM64 Hcp over 1400m at Kembla Grange. With Tommy Berry aboard, he did a lot of early work after drawing wide (gate 9) before finally settling outside the leader. He battled on gamely in the run home to grab the minor prize, beaten less than two lengths on the line. Drawn better today in gate five, Berry sticks with him and already a winner when third-up, he should be nearing his peak today and looks a major threat to this field.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 4: No.8 GOLD DUST ($3.40 with Bet Right)
John O’Shea saddles-up GOLD DUST here for her third race start and going by her first efforts, she should prove hard to beat today. Last start, the Exceed And Excel filly improved enough off her debut effort to claim victory in a Fillies and Mares Maiden Plate over 1100m at Hawkesbury. Drawn wide in gate 10 that day, she had Tyler Schiller in the saddle and arrived in time to get the job done in the end. Drawn much better today in gate four, Schiller sticks with her and with plenty of upside about her, she can go back-to-back here.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 1: No.5 FINE EXAMPLE ($5.60 with BoomBet)
The Todd Howlett-trained FINE EXAMPLE is shooting for the hat-trick today and with a trouble-free run here, looks every chance of pulling it off. Last start, the Magic Albert mare came off a big win at Goulburn when she franked that effort and made it back-to-back wins when taking out a BM58 Hcp over 2000m at Coffs Harbour. Jay Ford steered her to that Goulburn win and returns to pilot the mare in this contest. Drawn to do no early work in gate three, she maps to settle near mid-field with cover. She sees Gosford for the first time today but with the runs already on the board, she looks in the mix here.