Gold Coast Tips August 8
- Best tips for Gold Coast races
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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Race 5 - 2:43PM 19/20 GCTC JOCKEY PREMIERSHIP DAN GRIFFIN Colts, Geldings & Entires Class 2 Handicap (1200 METRES)
Ideally placed here, track specialist EXPLORATION can record his second win in three starts. Two starts back, he proved too strong in a Class 3, here over 900m, recording his first win at the Aquis Park track after eight minor place finishes. Then last start, he took on city class in a BM68 at Doomben where he fell too far back and couldn’t make up the ground, finishing fifth that day. He drops in grade here and has Ryan Wiggins aboard for the first time. He is the top-rated runner here and with a clear run to the line, looks the one to beat.
Race 7 - 4:03PM 19/20 GCTC APPRENTICE PREMIERSHIP BAYLEE NOTHDURFT BENCHMARK 65 Handicap (1800 METRES)
The Michael Costa-trained WILLO TITTO is in great touch lately with three top-three finishes from her past four starts and she looks well-placed here to continue her good work. Last start, she was coming off a three-week let-up where she took on a BM58 over 1680m at Ipswich. With Robbie Fradd, the Pierro mare demolished her opposition that day, putting 3.5 lengths on them while lumping 61.5kgs across the line. She steps up in grade here but carries less weight and has Allan Chau reuniting with her for his second ride on the mare. Nicely drawn, she is a track winner and will be there at the finish.
Race 8 - 4:42PM PINK RIBBON RACEDAY 19 SEPTEMBER RATINGS BAND 0 - 58 Handicap (1400 METRES)
Two starts back from a five-month break, THE WARDSMAN looks ready to produce and should be great value here. He hasn’t won a race for more than two years which isn’t a strong selling point. However, he has shown since returning to work this time on, that he has what it takes to turn all that around in this event. Last start was the most promising of all. Lining up in a BM60 at Ipswich over 1200m, he settled back with the tail-enders. Turning for home he still had a ton of work to do, but to his credit, he railed like a greyhound and finished strongly to grab second prize, beaten a neck on the line. If he can hold his form here, he drops in grade and with two starts behind him now, he should be fit enough to worry these.
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