Gold Coast Tips October 16
- Best tips for Gold Coast races
Gold Coast Tips Saturday October 16
Our form analyst 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 2 - 1:08PM ERIC ATTWOOD MEMORIAL BENCHMARK 68 Handicap (2400 METRES)
The Mitchell Fry-trained ZAMOSA (best odds $4.50 with Sportsbet) returns to her home track here and looks well placed to return to the winner’s circle. Last start, the Alamosa mare stepped up sharply in grade when she lined-up in the Listed Queensland Cup (2406m) where she found the class a little too rich, finishing unplaced in the run home. She still ran the journey out, 2 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field. She also set a new personal best which is also the best here. Anthony Allen rode her to victory here two starts back and is back in the saddle for this contest. This is a big drop in class and already boasting a win here, the six-year-old looks the one to beat.
Race 3 - 1:43PM RICHARD ATTWOOD Colts, Geldings and Entires Class 2 Plate (1100 METRES)
First-up here, the Barry Baldwin-trained GAVE US UP (best odds $2.80 with Sportsbet) drops in grade and looks a genuine winning chance in this event. Last start, the Spill The Beans gelding beat all but one home in a BM70 over 1350m at Doomben. He ran that trip, 1.6 lengths slower than benchmark, the best in this line-up and ran the fastest final 200m sectional as well. Returning to trackwork last month, he ran third in a Doomben trial which is good ground-work for his return to the track here. Down in grade, he is ideally drawn in gate two and maps to settle better than mid-field on the fence. He has missed a podium finish just once in his five career starts and should prove hard to beat on his debut here.
Race 8 - 5:00PM ATTWOOD MARSHALL LAWYERS Class 5 Handicap (1200 METRES)
The Les Kelly-trained GOGOL (best odds $2.15 with Sportsbet) is in outstanding form of late and looks set to go on with it here. Last start, the I Am Invincible gelding stepped out onto the Ipswich track as a Racingbase.com.au winning selection and got the job done, beating home a Class 5 field over 1200m. He ran the trip out, 1.8 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best in this line-up. He also posted the fastest final 400m and 200m sectionals for the event. Boris Thornton returns here for the ride after riding the galloper to victory here three starts back. Unbeaten at the track and trip and taking on similar company here, he lines-up here as our Gold Coast Best Bet 🏆 of the day.
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