Goulburn Preview & Best Bets – Thursday March 9

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Goulburn Tips 09/03/2023

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

 

BEST BET 🏆

Race 6:  No.6  DUTCHY OF CORNWALL  ($2.90 with Unibet)

The Tim Donnelly- trained DUTCHY OF CORNWALL made a big impression on debut and looks set to go on with it here today. Last start, the Hallowed Crown gelding went to the gates for the first time and over 1400m, gave his maiden rivals a galloping lesson as he put more than four lengths on them over the line. Danny Beasley had him box-seating on settling and after taking over on straightening, he left them in his wake as he sprinted away for an effortless win. He makes the three-hour trek to Goulburn today in search of back-to-back wins and if he can produce an effort as good as his debut run, he should prove hard to catch here.

 

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Race 3:  No.5  RONNY ROCK ART  ($6.50 with Ladbrokes)

Locally-trained by Neil Osborne, RONNY ROCK ART is second-up today and should be ready to fire. Last start, the Wandjina gelding resumed from a six-month absence when he finished just behind the placegetters in a BM58 Hcp, here over the 1000m sprint. He fought strongly in the run home and was denied a podium finish by a nose that day. Fitter for that hit-out today, he has placed three times previously from second-up appearances and is a two-time winner over the trip. Josh Richards is legged aboard for the first time and with a trouble-free run, he looks well in the mix today.

 

BEST VALUE 💰 

Race 7:  No.8  UNIQUE PRINCE  ($5.50 with Neds)

Matt Dale saddles-up UNIQUE PRINCE here and third-up today he looks ready to win. Last start, the Shaft gelding made it consecutive runner-up finishes when he beat all but one home in a Class 4 contest over 1300m at Wagga. He ran that trip out, 3 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best last-start effort in this line-up. Jeff Penza has partnered the five-year-old on both occasions this time in and remains in charge for today’s assignment. He has shortened somewhat in the betting after overnight scratchings ($10 into $5.50) but his chances of winning have taken a boost as well. Ideally drawn in gate three, he maps to settle in the first few and fitter for those two runs back, he looks up to this today.