Kalgoorlie Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday October 4
Our form expert provides Kalgoorlie tips for today’s horse racing at Kalgoorlie Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Kalgoorlie Tips 4/10/2023
BEST BET 🏆
Race 2 No. 1 ELUSIVE DREAM – ($4.40)
Local trainer Peter Fernie has ELUSIVE DREAM racing consistently while now getting deep into his prep. Elusive Dream has accounted for most of Wednesday’s opposition at recent starts and won’t mind coming back to the 1400 metres. William Pike kept him to a controlled tempo as the pair settled outside of Patriotism before putting paid to that horse into the straight. They were claimed late in the shadows to run second to Dasshumisu before stepping up to a mile last start. Elusive Dream this time led from Patriotism before finding no answers to Bent Cactus who raced past to score. Lucy Fiore picks up the ride as a late alteration and will likely push forward to hold a position from an outside gate.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 7 No. 2 LOVE DRUNK BABY – ($3.10)
Two early scratching’s ensure that the locally trained Peter Fernie galloper LOVE DRUNK BABY meets a similar class of field. William Pike took the horse straight to the front over this track and distance where the pair led at a controlled tempo. Love Drunk Baby continued strongly under the 60 kgs to score in a race where the first few straightening maintained their placings to the line. Drops 1.5 kgs as Clint Johnson-Porter picks up the ride and is expected to roll somewhere forward again.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 3 No. 4 THINKING GAME – ($9)
Clint Johnson-Porter stole the show at Belmont Racecourse as he set THINKING GAME alight with a mid-race move from the back. The Pearce brothers had Thinking Game going around in an ordinary maiden third-up with the horse displaying a habit of stepping slowly from the gates. Thinking Game was again slow to get his feet moving as CJP just let him be through the early stages of the race. Thinking Game has always appealed as a stayer and so Johnson-Porter asked him to improve from mid-race with his horse moving quickly from last to first. Thinking Game outstayed his rivals while stepping up to 1760 metres in a softish BM58 race appearing to be well within his capabilities.