Goulburn Preview & Best Bets – Friday September 23
Goulburn Tips 23/09/2022
Our form expert provides Goulburn tips for today’s horse racing at Goulburn Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 3: No.1 MIRACLE SPIN ($2.60 with Unibet)
Warwick Farm newcomer MIRACLE SPIN has made a super start to his career and lines up here looking the one to beat. Last start, the Pivotal three-year-old resumed from a 17-week spell and was again impressive at his second race-start, beating all but one home in a 1400m Class 1 Hcp at Kembla Grange. Beaten a length on the line, he ran the trip out, 2.3 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best effort here by more than seven lengths. He also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. Keagan Latham has the reins today as the youngster steps-up in distance here. If he can handle the weight rise, he should prove hard to hold out here.
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Race 9: No.10 PERPIGAN ($3.40 with bet365)
The James Cummings-trained PERPIGAN has taken seven starts to shake the maiden monkey but now that she knows what its all about, she looks set to go on with it here. Last start, the Irish-bred filly came off an unlucky second in a Wyong Maiden when she went one better at Newcastle and clobbered her opposition there, taking out the 1300m Maiden event by almost three lengths on the line. She ran it out, 7.4 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. She also posted the fastest final 400m sectional for the race. In the race of 12 here, she gets the gun-run from gate one and maps to settle better than mid-field with Robbie Dolan on board today. Now three starts into this preparation, the Godolphin filly should be at her peak now and looks primed for back-to-back victories here.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 4: No.1 LORD PARAMOUNT ($5 with Palmerbet)
The Maher and Eustace-trained LORD PARAMOUNT was scratched from yesterday’s Hawkesbury meeting and takes his place here and coming off a stint in the city, looks a genuine winning chance today. Last start, the four-year-old grey missed a podium finish by a whisker when finishing fourth in a BM72 over 1000m at Warwick Farm. Coming from last on the turn, James McDonald got every inch out of him as he covered the final 600m, 7 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field by more than 4 lengths. He also ran the entire trip out, 2.6 lengths quicker than standard, also the best here. Despite missing the money, he still ran the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. Now, rock-hard fit after four starts this preparation, he has plenty of weight to carry but meets much easier opposition here. He maps to settle better than mid-field from gate six and should take a ton of beating in this contest.