Goulburn Preview & Best Bets – Monday January 23 2023

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Goulburn Tips 23/01/2023

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



Race 1:  No.5  DON PEDRO  ($2.40 with Ladbrokes)

The Bjorn Baker-trained DON PEDRO makes the trek down from Warwick Farm today and sees this track for the first time. Last start, it was third time proves it as he made a big statement when breaking through for his maiden win at Orange. Settling on the pace, he shook off the challengers on the turn, and left the rest to squabble over the minors as he put seven lengths on them over the line. He ran the fastest final 400m and 200m sectionals over the 1400m that day. Mitchel Bell steered him to victory in that race and sticks with him here. The step up to the mile here looks ideal and from gate four today, he will take beating.



Race 3:  No.3  PENNYPACKER  ($3.50 with Palmerbet)  

The Team Snowden-trained PENNYPACKER has hit top gear of late and looks a better than even chance in this contest. Last start, the well-bred Capitalist gelding finally broke through for his maiden win over 1100m at Nowra. Settling mid-field early, he saved ground along the fence, then grabbed a dream split and finished too strong for them on the line. He ran his last 600m, 1 length slower than benchmark, the best in this line-up by more than 3 lengths and posted the fastest final 400m and 200m sectionals for the race as well. Robbie Dolan was aboard that day and has the reins again today. has the reins again today. He gets the gun-run from gate one here and looks a solid chance for back-to-back to victories today.



Race 2:  No.3  MIDNIGHT OASIS  ($6 with Neds)

The Matt Smith-trained MIDNIGHT OASIS is in ever-consistent form this preparation and looks well placed here to put in a genuine challenge for victory today. Last start, the well-bred So You Think mare came off five-straight podium finishes (including two wins) when she took on a strong field at Randwick. She struggled to match it in the city-based Midway BM72 Hcp over 1100m, where she finished down the track. She still managed to run her last 600m, 11.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field by more than 5 lengths. She returns to country class racing today where she has two minor placings from as many visits to Goulburn on her resume. Forget the Randwick failure, go on her efforts prior to that.