Gold Coast Tips January 18
- 3 to 4 best bets for Gold Coast this week.
Our form analysts give you the best bets for a profitable day of punting at Gold Coast Racecourse, one of Queensland’s premier race tracks and home of the rich Magic Millions meeting in late January each year.
Based in Surfer’s Paradise, Gold Coast Racecourse boast a grass track that accommodates various distances up to 2100m. The ground has a large members stand, and grassed areas to view the track from.
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Gold Coast Tips – January 18
Race 2 – 1:38PM IAN COLLINS MEMORIAL BENCHMARK 65 Handicap (900 METRES)
Unbeaten this preparation, SEEYARON steps up in class looking for a hat-trick. Resuming off a 17-week spell, he comfortably broke his maiden status with a good win over this track and trip. Then last start, he travelled west to Kilcoy where he repeated that effort in a BM0-62 where he crossed from his wide gate to lead and was never headed in the run home. This is his hardest test to date but from a favourable draw he should be box-seating or leading on settling and be right there at the finish.
Race 6 – 4:18PM STUART JAMES MEMORIAL BENCHMARK 75 Handicap (1800 METRES)
The nicely bred DREAM BUILDER has done enough at his past two to suggest he can win here. Two starts back, he was second-up off a lengthy 22-week break and finished second in a Class 4 at the Sunshine Coast, beaten a head on the line by Capeos over 1600m. Last start, he was beaten for early speed and had to come from back in the field at Ballina where he finished third in BM66 company, beaten less than half a length that day, again over the mile. He steps up in trip here which will suit having twice over 2000m previously. By Lonhro out of a Redoute’s Choice mare, he certainly has the bloodlines on his side and after three runs back he be at his peak here.
Race 8 – 5:34PM HEIDI MEAGHER TRIBUTE Colts, Geldings and Entires Class 2 Handicap (1400 METRES)
A race strictly for the boys here and shooting for the hat-trick is THE DEMTEL MAN whose current form suggests he is a big chance of achieving that feat. Second-up this preparation, he finally broke through for his maiden win and did tough as he was caught wide most of the way. He franked that effort last start going back-to-back at Beaudesert, winning in Class 1 company over 1400m. Both his recent wins came on rain affected tracks and with a Soft 6 forecast for Saturday, he should be right in the mix here.