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Gatton Tips October 16

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Looking for Gatton horse racing tips and best bets today? Our form expert previews each meeting from Gatton Racecourse and gives his top selections for the card.

Here are our Gatton tips for today.


The Tony Sears-trained SPIRIT ONE is three starts into this preparation and looks ready to win. After finishing unplaced at his first two starts this time in, he headed to the Gold Coast where he took on a BM68 over the 900m sprint. After striking trouble in running, he worked his way clear in the straight and hit the front inside the final 200m. Looking the winner, he was run down on the line and beaten in a photo. This contest looks ideal for the Spirit Of Boom filly. She is taking on Class 4 company but is dropping back to country class racing. She is drawn wide but has the early gate speed to compensate for that. Taylor Marshall remains aboard and fourth-up today, she looks the pick of the crop.


Toowoomba visitor, FIVE OXFORD is yet to miss a podium finish and second-up today, he will take a ton of beating. Resuming from a 15-week break, the Golden Archer colt took his place in a three-year-old BM62 over 1000m on his home track. He settled outside the leader until the turn where he took over. He fought hard in the run home but his condition gave out, seeing him finish a game second, beaten a length on the line. He meets older horses here but at Class One level. The step up in distance will suit and he is partnered by Les Tilley for the first time. Ideally drawn in gate two, he should settle in the first four and fitter for that Toowoomba run, he will be hard to hold out here.





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