Gold Coast Tips February 15
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Our form analysts provides his best Gold Coast Tips 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 – February 15
Race 4 – 2:36PM FIRST NATIONAL BROADBEACH Class 2 Handicap (1800 METRES)
Second-up here and the John Wallace-trained RICHEST looks a winning chance in this field. Resuming from a 21-week spell, the four-year-old took on a Class 3 over 1650m at Beaudesert and was impressive when finishing second to Coastal Prince after trying to lead all the way. He steps up to the 1800m here where he is already a winner over the track and trip. After the claim, the Jet Spur gelding drops 3kgs from his last start and he also drops in grade. He is one from one in heavy going and should prove hard to run down.
Race 5 – 3:18PM DR KEE ONG’S FERTILITY DASH OPEN Handicap (1200 METRES)
With heavy conditions predicted, DEFENCE MISSILE stands out in the crowd here. After landing a hat-trick of wins, the four-year-old was spelled for 16 weeks, and resumed, only to end up winless in his last campaign. First-up this preparation, he was trapped four-wide no cover (after drawing the outside gate) and finished down the track, although beaten less than three lengths in the 1000m sprint at Eagle Farm. This is his first crack in Open company however conditions will suit much better here and he will strip fitter for that first-up run. He is a two-time winner in heavy going and he carries less weight. Drawn well in gate five, he will give this a real fright.
Race 7 – 4:38PM SMOKE ALARMS Fillies and Mares BENCHMARK 65 Handicap (1200 METRES)
Locally-trained by Les Kelly, SUNDAY SASSY has resumed from a four-month break in fine style. First-up, she finished second in a 900m maiden here chasing the leader all the way home. Then, second-up, went one better and broke her maiden status with a comfortable win after stepping up to the 1200m trip. She ran 1:10 that day, here on a Soft 5. On that performance, she looks right in the mix here and has winning jockey Leah Kilner sticking with her. After the claim, she comes in on the limit (54kgs) and looks well placed to go back-to-back.