Goulburn Preview & Best Bets – Tuesday October 4
Goulburn Tips 04/10/2022
Our form expert provides Goulburn tips for today’s horse racing at Goulburn Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 7: No.12 MIDNIGHT OASIS ($3.80 with Unibet)
Race 7 – 4:50PM DOYLES SEAFOOD RESTAURANT BENCHMARK 66 HANDICAP (1300 METRES)
Warwick Farm visitor MIDNIGHT OASIS carries bottom-weight today and third-up here, looks a real threat to this field. Last start, the So You Think mare carried 58kgs to her Maiden win over 1200m on a soft track at Newcastle. She covered her last 600m, 3 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up by more than 6 lengths. Coming from mid-field early, she finished over the top of the 12-strong field to get the job done. This is a little more challenging but the rest of the field is conceding her weight here and she gets the gun-run from gate one as well. She was a dual acceptor for the meeting (also accepting for race two, the easier Class 1 event) but trainer, Matthew Smith, has opted for this challenge. Fitter for two runs back, she looks a genuine contender for the top prize in this contest today.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 2: No.1 ACCEBER ($3.20 with Neds)
The Wyong-based galloper ACCEBER makes his Goulburn debut third-up today and will be fit enough now to give this a real shake. Last start, the three-year-old was having his fifth race-start and second-up this preparation, showed plenty of improvement when finishing fourth in a Midway Class 1 over 1200m at Kembla Grange. Beaten less than two lengths, he ran his last 600m, 4.7 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best last-start effort here. Although missing a podium finish, he still recorded the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. He came from well back in that run so the step-up in distance here looks ideal for him. Alysha Collett has the job today and fitter for those first two runs back, he can figure here.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 3: No.9 REDHAIR’N’FRECKLES ($4.40 with bet365)
The Norm Gardner-trained REDHAIR’N’FRECKLES is unbeaten this time in and looks well placed here to bring up the hat-trick today. Last start, the Nicconi mare stepped up in grade from her Maiden win two starts back and took on a BM60 field over 1000m on a Heavy 10 at Canberra. She ran a new personal best that day, covering the trip, 1.1 lengths slower than benchmark, the best in this field. She also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. Jeff Penza was aboard that day and has steered the mare to both career-wins to date. He remains seated on her today and with most of the early speed drawn inside, he should have no trouble finding a sit behind them near the fence. Unbeaten at the 1000m trip, her first look at the Goulburn track can be a winning one today.