Goulburn Preview & Best Bets – Monday July 18

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Goulburn Tips 18/07/2022

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



Race 2:  No. 6  AUSPICIOUS CLOUD  ($2.30  bet365)

The John Thompson-trained AUSPICIOUS CLOUD is in great touch this preparation and looks well placed here to bring up her second win at the track. Last start, the well-bred American Pharoah filly beat all but one home in a Class 1/Maiden over 2000m at Canberra. She ran her last 600m, 5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field. She also recorded the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the journey. Already a winner here at her only visit (three starts back), she is ideally drawn in gate three and will beating today.



Race 6:  No. 4  REACH FOR GOLD  ($2.80  Palmerbet)

Jason Coyle saddles-up REACH FOR GOLD here who is in outstanding form to date and will play a major role in this contest. Last start, the American-bred gelding was fresh off an 18-week spell when he took out a BM58 Hcp, here over the 1000m sprint. He carried 60kgs that day and sat outside the leader, then took over inside the final 200m and held off all challenges to record a solid win that day. He has the services of William Pike for the first time and carrying less weight here, looks the testing material today.



Race 1:  No. 3  BRYNNER  ($4.20  Unibet)

Warwick Farm galloper BRYNNER is third-up today and looks well placed to continue his great form this preparation. Last start, the Contributer gelding finally shook the maiden monkey off his back and broke through, here over the mile. On a Heavy 10 that day, he posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals in his half-length victory. He steps up in grade here but tis looks no harder than his last-start win and already a track and distance winner, he should strip even fitter here and prove hard to beat today.