Gibbo’s Tips2020-04-06T09:18:12+10:00

Gibbo’s Tips

Blair “Gibbo” Gibson – Qld’s favourite tipster teams up with Aquis Park. Gibbo will provide weekly reviews, sectionals and tips along with regular trial reviews for the GCTC. It pays to follow Gibbo at his home track – Aquis Park #Gibbostips” Remember to always gamble responsibly. 

Tips

Friday 3 April 2020

Great conditions for racing this week. A dry week and a Good track, perfect!

We kicked off last week with a $9 winner which is great but the last two favs went horrible in my opinion. This is a huge day with a heap of acceptances so let’s see what we can find.

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Race 4 No.7 – LONGBOTTOM $6.50

She’s a filly taking on the older boys etc which is never easy. I do think she has a little class edge and can be competitive. She was good in better races last prep and carried the big weight fresh. She should roll forward and FUJI FLYER probably pushes on. Around the e/w seems fair LONGBOTTOM.

Race 5 No.5 – JAY JAY D’AR  $3.50

Doesn’t win out of turn but is a consistent type. Raced better horses in only Qld start and was good there and not beaten far. Really liked the recent trial where she got back a little and was strong through the line. Cahill in form and expect her to land midfield and be strong late.

Race 7 No.1 – PEPPI LA FEW $2.90

On recent form he should just win but I don’t want to fall into odds on if it comes to that. Will push forward again and only has to run up to either of his last two runs to win.

Race 9 No.6 – HIGH DEGREE e/w $16

Really surprised they didn’t run in a winnable race last Saturday and was good odds there. This is also suitable and from the good gate should land in the first half of the field. She is very consistent without winning out of turn. Feel she is a nice e/w gamble.

Race 10 No.7 – GREY MISSILE $3.50

Should really just be winning this on recent form. Beaten a nose in the Goldmarket here last start and that’s excellent form for this. Parks right behind the leaders who will run along and gets every possible chance. REMOVAL looks the quinella horse off the good fresh run and FREDDIE FOX TROT can improve if he finds some cover from the bad gate.

Saturday 28 March 2020

Qld racing have taken measures to make ‘racing regions’ and it’s great to know they are having a good attempt to keep racing going in the state. They should be commended on the decision.

One of the hardest days I can remember on the coast! Hard enough as it is but rain predicted is a spanner in the works. We have to be patient for the days best bets and I’ve decided to preview the quaddie legs and numbers each leg. (best bets the last two races)

Race 5 No.6 – TOP PINS

Very even sort of race but really liked what she did last prep. Has to lump the big weight which isn’t ideal for a filly. She can have a little flat spot but when she picks up she really runs through the line. If she is e/w odds ($5+) I could have a little play e/w.

Numbers: 1-3-5-6-7

Race 6 No.6 – ALPENDURA

Showed enough last prep. I’m a fan of REPLICATION and feel it’s the main danger. Forgive the last run in much better grade. ALPENDURA has trialled well leading into this and off that last prep should be the horse they all have to beat.

Numbers: 3-6

Race 7 No.1 – GREAT POWERS (Next Best)

Has been racing in better grade than this and has been racing well. The 3kg claim is ideal and this looks the perfect target. Handles all conditions although I’d rather the rain not come. The Plitvice and The Kingdom form is very good for a race like this.

Numbers: 1

Race 8  No.2 – REST OF THE WORLD (best bet)

Blinkers come off here. He was a month between runs last start and the effort was ok although beaten. From a good gate Dittman should be able to land about 5-6th and get every chance.  Still haven’t found his top and this looks a winnable race.

Numbers: 2

AQUIS PARK Beaudesert Friday 27 March 2020

Tricky day and on a good track I’m looking at those up on speed who can rail and kick off the corner.

*Not making these BEST BETS, just giving the GCTC punters my on top selections as a guide.

Race 2 No.2-MIKADO

This is a very tricky race with a heap of first starters in good stables. Liked the effort of MIKADO at Grafton. Was wide and forced to race further back than expected. Picked up in the straight and very good last 100m. Gets a better run from the gate. I will mention WAVE MAKER who we blackbooked off the trials this week. If he can cross from that gate he can beat these. I’ll back both if prices allow.

Race 3 No.3 CORSINI

She’s been in good form, feel she got a great run in transit but took off early last start. Can hold a spot here and with a patient ride should be able to get them down late.

Race 6 No.2-BAY OF DRAGONS

Leads them up and gets all the favours. Will be able to kick off the corner and the last 50m might be heart in the mouth stuff but we should get a good sight.

Race 8 – (1-8-10) quinella

ZIGALLENE’S best would flog these, she just mixes her form horribly. LUCAP ready to win but needs a good steer from the gate. I’M KATE looks well placed and good jock to steer.

Saturday 21 March 2020

A great days racing on a drying track last week. A couple of our tips ran well without winning. Hopefully a few followed us into the winning quaddie.

This week we should be on the perfect racing surface. It looks an even card and where possible I’ve looked wide for some value. Might split my stake and back a couple of horses in the same race.

Race 2: (1800m Maiden)

Big field and they will have to sort themselves out quickly. Leaning to a couple with good gates. WURNIC is a frustrating type who runs well but can find one better. That happened again last start when she looked the winner. She will be right in the market and sure to look the winner at the 100m. Want to speck JUST WISHING who went around on Wednesday and had no luck at all in the straight. Very hard to know what she had to offer but out to this trip I want to have something on at a big price.

Backing: 5 – JUST WISHING  and  10 – WURNIC

Race 4: (1200m Maiden)

BROKEN WINDOWS still lightly raced and feel he can improve off the Grafton run. He had every chance and no excuses there but wasn’t beaten far. Should be able to sit in the first few pairs here and again get every possible. SNIT BALL will be big odds and maybe deserves to be. She’s just a filly that has shown glimpses and I’m sure she wins a race like this at some stage. Gets gear changes and gate 1. Another I have to speck at odds.

Backing: 4-BROKEN WINDOWS and 15-SNIT BALL

Race 5: (1400m Class 4)

JACKPOT JAY is flying. Has built into the prep beautifully and was dominant here last start. Gets the run of the race and as long as he is around $2.50+ I’d be happy to have something on him while he’s in this form.

Backing: 2-JACKPOT JAY

Race 8: (1400m Class 1 Plate)

Very even sort of race but feel CANDY FLOSS is the horse they all have to beat. Gets the 3kg claim to get in well and the apprentice just has to give her an even steer to be right in this. Should be in front of midfield with cover. Find fresh air at the top of the straight and let her do the rest.

Backing: 10-CANDY FLOSS

Saturday 14 March 2020 – AQUIS JEWEL DAY:

A terrific day of racing and after a heap of rain to kick the week off we have had a few drying days. Big fields all day and also most races have very good speed engaged to give them all a chance.

Only tip last week CUBIX very unlucky, should have got the cash but that’s racing. This week I have decided to go over the Quaddie legs.

Race 6 No.9 – REMOVAL $10 ew

Speed on speed here. BOOM CHICKA BOOM should be able to hold them all out. He has won or placed in 5 of 6 this track/trip. This sets up well again and he’s clearly the horse they all have to beat. REMOVAL no doubt wants further but on the home track and fresh he can be competitive. Has won 3 of 6 fresh and continued to improve last prep. Needs to hold a spot in the first half and expect him to burst through late.

Race 7 No.2 – GUNTANTES $5.50 ++ 9-BABY BOOMER $11

One of the best races I can remember. Incredible amount of speed, some of the leaders are the main hopes but I want to look for those sitting off speed and rattling late. GUNTANTES took all before him last preparation. Probably easier grade than this and more at a mile but his recent trial was excellent and from the gate should get the right run. BABY BOOMER has come back a better horse, every run this prep have been top shelf. He’s likely to land midfield and like Guntantes he will get to the outside and be the flashing light late. Untested on a wet track is the query.

Race 8 No.1 – CHAPTER AND VERSE $6 ew

Been racing in very good grade all prep and this is no harder. Looked the winner over this track/trip on Magic Millions day before just being run down late. Should land in the first three pairs, if he can peel to the outside of the leaders he is going to look the winner for sure and looks well placed here to win another feature. Has trialed recently, won that trial beating Guntantes (who runs the race before this).

Race 9 No.9 – TOKORIKI LAD $13 ew

This horse can’t draw a gate! He hasn’t got early speed so those gates have meant he has to get a long way back and it’s mission impossible. The gate is an issue yet again, the positive here is he loves this track. Clearly perform better here than anywhere else. I’ll admit he needs a good steer and things to go his way. At double figure odds I’m prepared to take that gamble and have something on him in a tough race to finish the day.

QUADDIE Numbers:

2,6,9,13,14

1,2,6,9,14

1,2,5

3,9,12,13

(price guide- $90 will get 30%)

*Good luck, have a great day out!

Saturday 7 March 2020

This weather pattern is making it extremely hard to find winners this week. Two weeks back was dry and a lot easier to make a profit. Again this week we have rain predicted race day so have to take a bit of a gamble and look for those who will like the edge off the track.

Not very confident this week with rain around and a very tough card. Hope you all have plenty of fun and jag a winner or two.

Race 2 No.8 – DOTTI DEAR

She is a 5yr old mare having just her 2nd career run. On debut she got back and was very good through the line. She should take improvement from that run and be better for the raceday experience. Will need a very good ride from an awkward gate. Never ideal drawn out there but a repeat of the last run goes close.

Race 3 No.12 – REMUNERATIVE

Trial leading into debut was pretty good. The debut run was a complete forgive. Got back in the field and pretty much never got clear the whole straight. LA TRIOLI is the one they all have to beat, REMUNERATIVE may be some value in an open race.

Race 7 No.15-CUBIX

Bit of a throw at the stumps here. He is a horse I’ve always had a bit of an opinion of and things just haven’t panned out so far. He was a pass mark here fresh, I would have liked him to be a little better through the line but he will be a lot better for that run. If the rain stays away gate 1 will give him his chance and just a small bet to finish the day as he should be good odds. One to add to your quaddie at the very least.

Saturday 29 February 2020

A great week last week with two from three winning. As much as $8 was bet about Replication while Don’t Leave Me Out was around $3.50 all the way through betting.

*This week the rail moves out and the issue will be how much of the rain hits with some predicted Friday and Saturday. That makes it very hard, we will be doing our best.

Race 4 No.1 – GOLDNEALA

This horse had shown a bit in trials and the debut run was very good. Looked to bump into a smart one there. Like the big action this horse has and from the good gate she should be able to sit in the first 5-6 settling in a race without great speed. Just has to lump the 59kg and will be hard to beat.

Race 5 No.5 – MITTERE

Never thought I’d tip a Class 1 horse in a Class 4 race but here we are. This horse has come back well this prep. Has always been a leader because of his exceptional early speed. Sat off the leader last start and good over 1200m at Eagle Farm. They need to jump positive and if a few others want to go silly (which I think they will) Griffin can box seat and peel off their backs on the corner, just feel he will finish off strong ridden that way. Back to 1100m looks ideal.

Race 7 No.5 – MYSTIC MIST  +  2 – FANX

I’ll likely split my bet here, might back MYSTIC MIST and cover my bet with FANX or make it a small winning result also (depending on prices). FANX has been in career best form, races up on speed and is the likely leader here. Should be a horse that will really suit Colless, he can sit and swing as long as he wants before asking for an effort. The last run in town would win this for sure. MYSTIC MIST is an underrated type, my query is just if she needs this one run to be at her best as her 2nd up record is better. Her fresh run last prep was very good but she’d had two trials leading into that. Handles all conditions and should be the one flashing late.

Saturday 22 February 2020

Rail Position: +7m 1400m-400m; +5.5m 400m-W/Post; +3m Remainder

Race 2 No.6 – HEMBROW (Would be after around  $4+)

Surprisingly good race here. LOOMING LARGE trialed like a star and it might have flattened the horse or he just didn’t like Eagle Farm. MAGIC AMELIA will be winning races for sure. Just like the way HEMBROW went about it in winning trial. Showed speed and gate 2 means he can camp on the speed or stalk the speed and peel off them on the corner. Happy to be in his corner and form from this race should be good.

Race 5 No.2 – DON’T LEAVE ME OUT ($4+)

Another good race. Plenty of speed engaged and feel DON’T LEAVE ME OUT can bounce on the bunny or just take a sit right in behind the speed if they want to go silly in front. Has been to a few different stables and this is the first start for Wilson. Led in a recent trial and was a nice winner there going through the line well.

Race 6 No.2 – REPLICATION ($4+)

Was $31 last start and ran a lot better than those odds suggested. Pretty handy sort of maiden it was too and expect form to be good out of it. Out to 1200m is ideal and it pretty much comes down to the steer Dittman can give it from gate 1. I’d want to be getting off the fence before the corner and going for home.

AQUIS PARK selections 15/2

Rain rain go away! A very wet surface this week. Obviously that makes it very hard regarding scratching’s etc. Here are the thoughts for the day.

Race 2 No.4 – HOLLY RUN

Looks a competitive race and CARIBBEAN KISSES should be the hardest to beat as it will roll to the front with the apprentice on and try to kick away on the corner. Liked the run of HOLLY RUN last start, not a lot of luck on the corner and was very good through the line late. Should get to the middle of the track and be strongest late.

Race 4 No.3 – BUFFALO GIRL

Placed well out of her grade last start and although beaten 3.5L she was very good running the best last 200m of the race. A genuine heavy is a little query and tactics are key here as best ride might win the race. She has a good turn of foot and if she’s close enough she can out sprint these late. RICHEST up on speed might be hardest to beat.

Race 5 No.6 – DEFENCE MISSILE

Has to be taken on trust here, a long time between runs but a wet track and small field look ideal. Wide all the way fresh and didn’t mind the run. Hoping they are positive and either lead or sit outside leader and make the others do the chasing.

Aquis Beaudesert – Saturday 8 February 2020

Always very hard when rain is around and also the fact we will get a lot of scratching’s.

Race 2 No.1 – PEXBURY AVENUE

Hopefully after the two runs back they are positive and take up a handy position from the gate. MIGHTY MOOSE will lead and looks the main danger so the best case scenario would be to find the back of that horse and if they don’t want to go fast enough go for home early and make them chase.

Race 4 No.12 – SWAN ISLAND

1100m is about as far she wants to go. Forgiving the last run and going off the run two back when only beaten 2.7L by Dixon Bay who then went on to win again. That run would win this but obviously have to take on trust.

Race 5 No.9 – ZARAFET

Actually a very interesting race. ZARAFET and KRAKATOA ERUPTION both come off big wins in the bush and both should win a couple more. Slight lean to ZARAFET simply because there is wet track form there. Should be able to sit on the outside of the leader and shoot to the middle of the track on the corner.

Aquis Park – Saturday 1 February 2020

Gibbo’s selections Aquis Park 1/2/20

*COSMIC HAZE was the winner last weekend and LUCKY PROSPECTOR put us in front Wednesday after he drifted to $7.40 and won on the back of a very good ride from Nothdurft.

Other than the horse in race 3 I’ve simply looked for value on a very tough day. More a form guide and ‘best value’ than ‘best bets’. I’ve added a price guide that I’ll be using, if the horses are well under that price I’ll watch on or wait till race time to see what they will start at.

 Race 3 No.3 – KING OF THE REALM ($2)

Want to see prices here and only betting if $2+. Really hard to see him being beaten off his last two runs. Ballina track didn’t suit and he still attacked the line late. Handy field last time and good again. That form is far better than these, I’m just not one to take odds on if it comes to that.

Race 6 No.1 – FABULONH (If $6+ only)

Well I promised myself I’d never back this horse again and here we are. I have a genuine concern at the track rating by now as this horse loves (needs) to get his toe in a little. Change of stable is no concern. Fresh is good and to be straight to the point, his best is simply better than them. If he doesn’t win I’m not sure where they go.

Race 7 No.2 – CANUSEE ($12+)

Prices not out as I type this but this horse should open between $10-15 in this field. Miss Switzerland and Deep Echo will head the market, Waller and Gollan have handy runners down the bottom and Hull has a runner from Melbourne that won by 5L last start, now I say it out loud it might open a bigger price! I just liked the debut run, then over raced when checked mid-race next start. Was four wide the trip last time and ok through the line. Up in weight sharply is a genuine concern but the good gate means she gets a good run in transit. Maybe a small play at decent odds.

 Roughie: Race 8 No.10 – I AM COURAGE ($10+)

Should be the value runner for the day. He’s a very hard horse to catch and will need a good ride from Taylor. No doubt in my mind this horse is best when produced on the outside of horses, seems to not let down as well inside horses. Must stay one off the fence and land in the first few pairs. If that’s the case he could be some value for punters in the last leg of the quaddie.

Aquis Park – Wednesday 29 January 2020

Rail Position: 3 metres 1400-W/Post; 1.5 metres Remainder.

Race 3 No.2 – CHRISTMAS CREEK $4.20

12 runs without a win so you can’t obviously be too confident. Does have a good pattern, will land in first couple of pairs and look the winner. Was soft late last start but I like the gear change of visors on, that might make him run through the line.

Race 4 No.4 – VERNAZZA $4

Prepared to forgive the last start where she was too bad to be true and give her one more chance. The apprentice didn’t choose the right option early and when she peeled off the leader she ran off the track. Senior goes on and her best is a lot better than we witnessed last time.

Race 7 No.2 – LUCKY PROSPECTOR $5

Had Sister Patti on top before she was scratched. There hasn’t been much between them and LUCKY PROSPECTOR hasn’t had a lot of luck late. This looks a bit easier and happy to have a small play here near the end of the day with a very good jock on top.

Aquis Beauedesert – Australia Day 

*I’ve done this form on Heavy as they have predicted rain close to raceday.

Race 2 No.12 – ZAMZARA

This will just come down to price. If $3+ is bet I could play. She has the get back style which isn’t ideal here and the inside gate is a query for her as she might get planted on the fence, that’s why you want a decent price. She is far better than her record reads and looks to have come back a better horse with a couple of very good runs.

Race 4 No.1 – AGGRAVATE

To be honest I just feel Bradley Stewart can outride them here. From the good gate he can be positive and make it tough for a few drawn out. He is a horse who has carried weight ok and can handle wet tracks. In Brad we trust.

Race 10 No.15 – ARC OF GOLD

I know, I know, it’s the hardest race of the day and you’re tipping a non winner. I actually reckon this horse can gallop a bit and I like the way this sets up for it. Her only career win to date was this track and trip. She can be positive from the gate but I hope they let a couple cross. I’d love to land in the 2nd pair and be able to get the run on the corner and shoot for home. If that’s the case she will give a great sight.

Aquis Park Saturday 25 January 2020

Rail Position: +3m 1400m-W/Post; +1.5m Remainder.

*Extremely hard day. Drying track is a positive and big fields mean there might be some value around.

Race 4 No.10 – COSMIC HAZE

Was in last week before the rain arrived. Back to 1800m no issue and you have to respect this stable when they head north. Like the booking of Tilley and he will need to give her a good steer from the gate. Hopefully he is a touch positive and puts her in the race.

Rce 5 No.7 – ROMANI COUNTESS

Far from confident in this race but feel this horse will enjoy the edge out of the track and the 1800m should be suitable. Griffin takes the ride and hoping he is positive early and try to land in the first four and one off the fence which will allow him to get to the outside in the straight.

Race 8 No.1 – OCEAN WAVES

His best is a lot better than these. He’s raced at G3 level and was only beaten 2.7L. Very good fresh run behind the classy Malahide was a good guide for this. The little query is the last start effort which was nearly a career worst! Was up on a fast speed, just forgiving that run and taking on trust.

Race 9 No.3-SMART AS ATTACK

Will be very hard to beat BOLD WARRIOR who is a very good horse. SMART AS ATTACK meets that horse 2kg better off from their last meeting and any rain would enhance this horses chances. All the same there isn’t much between them and the best ride may be the difference.

Aquis Park – Saturday 18 January 2020

*Rain around and a chance of this turning into a lot of scratching’s come race day. Never ideal when doing form early. I don’t like horses coming off avg form and having to take on trust but that’s what I’ve done today. If the rain comes I’d expect them to come down the middle of the track.

RAIL- +3m 1400-W/Post; +1.5m Remainder.

Race 2 No.6 – VERNAZZA

She was very costly last start. She jumped well but the apprentice should never have let VERNAZZA get crossed. From there she had to peel out and the horse went sideways on the corner and never let down. You have to be very forgiving to fall into her again, just feel she is far better than what we saw last start and McGuren takes the ride from a decent gate.

Race 4 No.2 – LOVE EXPRESS

I said I’d back SCHWEIDA’s wherever it turned up next and have now gone another way. No doubt if Colless gives that horse a good ride it could just be too good. I liked the runs of LOVE EXPRESS last prep and it also ticked the heavy track box if we get to that. One official trial was good leading into this and should look the winner at some stage for sure.

Race 6 No.4 – PLUMARO

She hasn’t been placed to win this time in and that’s what I’m banking on. This is clearly the best she has been placed, she handles all ground and if Griffin stays in contact he can get her to the outside and give her the last shot at leaders. There is a chance she’s just lost form, I’m in the corner of wrong placing and races haven’t set up for her. She has a gear change every start and has again here, blinkers go back on and she gets a tongue tie.

Roughie: Race 8 No.10 – SIDEKISS

On the last start you couldn’t see this horse beating ROTHENBURG, as I type this there is a chance Rothenburg runs at Ballina. They should be able to bounce out and be the clear leader. I’ve liked both the return runs and my only concern is I’d have loved the blinkers back on. He’s been there to win and hasn’t been as strong late as last prep in my opinion. Might just be fitness, I’d just be more comfortable with them on. Throw him in quaddies anyway.

Gibbo’s 2020 Magic Millions preview:

Beautiful weather. The tracks as good as it’s ever been last week and expecting more of the same. A fantastic day of racing and there looks to be a few good bets on the card. Barriers have thrown a spanner in the works for some races but that’s what we are here for, to work out what it means and find the winners!

*Last week was tough for punters but hopefully a few punters followed us into GUARD OF HONOUR $6 and took the days ‘best roughie’ in YAMAZAKI at $14 in the last to help out.

Race 1:

Always a good way to start the day. I’ll be backing SIR ROCKET and making AEECEE BEAU a winning result also. SIR ROCKET has only had the one run to date and his effort was very good behind a horse who then went on to win another two and finished 2nd in a Group race. His trial here leading into this was brilliant and he draws gate 1. AEECEE BEAU was narrowly beaten in two hot maiden races. Recent trials have been very good and from gate 4 he lands in the first four settling without spending a penny. Waller has HULK and TAWARET, both above average and well placed in a maiden like this. LET IT POUR is the class runner but she has drawn the carpark, will need luck but hard to say she can’t win.

On Top: 5-SIR ROCKET $5  ++  2-AEECEE BEAU $4

Next Best: 3-HULK,  9-TAWARET

Race 2:

Looks the ideal race for RECKLESS CHOICE. 1800m around the GC, 54kg and he is in form. The races haven’t really worked out for him his last couple and I’d like Boris to be a little more positive here and not lose sight of the bunny. Clark on DIAMONDS AND RUST will kid with them and try to steal a break, you can’t be flat footed when that occurs. RECKLESS CHOICE is always strong late and with the right ride the $6 looks a good price. (Price into $3 after scratchings) OVER EXPOSURE looked the main danger but they have decided to go to the 1400m race later in the day.  You can go as wide as you like in trifecta’s and it’s a very even bunch away from the fav.

On Top: 6-RECKLESS CHOICE $3

Next Best:  5-ETANA

Race 3:

Interesting to see how they run this. KUBIS drops in weight, he will lead while FUN FACT might choose to sit outside lead this week. Do they go slow for as long as they can or do they wind it up and turn it into a staying affair to take some sprint out of the legs of THE CANDY MAN? I’ve put THE CANDY MAN on top, just not super keen to take the short quote. He’s been in work for a long time and a little question over the 2400m. He is the class runner. A MAN TO MATCH and FUN FACT come out of the Wave last week where they both ran extremely well. They both have upside and both are in very good form. KUBIS and BLACK ON GOLD might be the best of the rest.

On Top: 1-THE CANDY MAN

Next Best: 6-FUN FACT,  5-A MAN TO MATCH

Race 4:

Hot tempo in this, they will go like last weeks wages! I’ve wanted to be with CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES in the lead up to this but the gates are a little concern. ISAURIAN was exceptional in running 1:08:67 fresh to win a good listed race. Draws to get a good run and the only little query is that his fresh record is a lot better than his 2nd up record. CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES is a genuine group mare who has just lacked the killer punch late in her races at that level. Back to restricted racing and she just needs a good ride from the gate to blow them away late. Hoping Nash just rides quiet and he’d be a chance to follow ISAURIAN into the race. SCALLOPINI is one of my favourite horses. He can win for sure, can’t help but think the 1400m would have been a better race for him and I’d have probably gone there. He will sprout wings late here and be in the finish. MADAME ROUGE just needs some luck or a good steer from the inside gate to be a factor. A heap of other chances in a very good race.

On Top: 5 – CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES $4.50

Next Best: 4-ISAURIAN,  10-SCALLOPINI, 8-MADAME ROUGE

Race 5:

Can make a case for half the field and this is wide open. Not a great deal of speed so IRITHEA will lead them for a long way. YAMAZAKI was incredible last week, her L200m was 0.40 (or 2.5L) quicker than any other horse on the day. This race doesn’t have a lot of tempo so Boss will have to try and land midfield and then has the task of finding a run in the straight. With even luck she can win. LA TIGRESSA and MISTEED have finished next to each other their past two. Not much between them again here but with Nash taking the ride on LA TIGRESSA she just gets the nod over MISTEED for mine. INVINCIBELLA has won this race the last two years, she is the best horse in the race and I’d have her on top if she’d drawn a gate. INTO THE ABYSS comes off a win, as does TAHITIAN DANCER. Both are live hopes in a very even race.

On Top: 10-YAMAZAKI $9

Next Best: 16-LA TIGRESSA, 17-MISTEED, 2-IRITHEA, 1-INVINCIBELLA

Race 6:

I’ve got ALLIGATOR BLOOD landing 4-5th one off the fence and the fact is he should be too good for these. Personally, I’ll be playing some exotics as the $1.70 is too short for me. His 2nd in the Caulfield Guineas is clearly the best form of any of these. IT’S KIND OF MAGIC was excellent at the Valley last start. She can sit behind the leader and she will be the one hitting the front at the 300m. I expect her to run a really good race at $3 the place. LEVIATHAN, SUPERIUM, HIGHTAIL and EXHILARATES all get good runs and can run into first 4’s. EXILARATES was good fresh running the best L600-400m of the race, just got to a hopeless spot. Winkers go on here and she is a class runner. HIGHTAIL seems big odds at $18, he’s been very good this prep, ran well behind DIAMOND THUNDER before winning the Gosford Guineas beating EXILARATES. Should land midfield and be strong late DIAMOND THUNDER and PROFIT are very good horses who have drawn bad gates and will need a lot of luck. DIAMOND THUNDER gets the blinkers and they might really switch him on.

On Top: 2-ALLIGATOR BLOOD

Next Best:  5-EXHILIRATES, 3-HIGHTAIL, 15-IT’S KIND OF MAGIC, 6-SUPERIUM

Race 7: THE MAGIC MILLION CLASSIC:

One of the best editions I can remember. The Snowden’s have a major hand with four genuine chances. AIM is the fav and he is one horse who could blow these away. Both wins have been excellent, the issue is getting splits when needed. He will be stuck on the fence and Berry will have to extricate at the right time. STELLAR PAULINE has finished 2nd to AIM and EVERY ROSE at her two career runs but all reports say she is flying and the hot tempo will allow her to finish hard down the outside, she looks the best roughie in the race at $18. KING’S LEGACY won the best lead up race and he gets the winkers to keep him sharp. No doubt he ends up a miler in time but this stable will have him cherry ripe for this. NITROUS is the outsider of the Snowden team but his last win was better than it looks and he’s also a chance at odds. I have FARNAN on top, he’s a ripping colt who has been dominant at both career runs. He has good speed, he relaxes when he’s asked and he has a turn of foot. From the gate he gets the run of the race and I’d be surprised if he doesn’t start shorter than the $7 on offer. If they’d left the blinkers on from the gallop last week I’d have nearly made him a special.

On Top: 2-FARNAN $7

Hardest To Beat: 1-KING’S LEGACY,  15-STELLAR PAULINE,  5-AIM

Race 8:

Thought this was a great race for SCALLOPINI but he runs earlier in the day and makes this race probably the hardest race on the card. CRACK ME UP $9 is a genuinely good horse but he has the good horses weight (60kg). From gate 9 he should be able to land midfield or just worse and I expect him to come with a booming finish. Fresh run was good, recent trial good and he improves sharply 2nd up. VEGA ONE has hit his straps for Gollan and the last start win to get into this race was about a career best. Trialled well for this and with avg luck he’s the horse to beat. DEEP IMAGE is yet another Queenslander with a leading chance. He’s a new horse since changing stables and just keeps winning. He should push forward and overcome the bad gate pretty easily. OVER EXPOSURE and SHOGUN SUN both huge odds and they can be given thoughts in exotics from good gates. USAIN BOWLER is a very good horse on his day but he mixes his form horribly.

On Top: 1-CRACK ME UP $9.50

Next Best: 6-VEGA ONE,  3-DEEP IMAGE, 14-SHOGUN SUN $34

Race 9:

This looks like a great betting affair to finish the day, punters will zero in on CHAPTER AND VERSE, OUTBACK BARBIE and BOOMSARA. All are very good horses and are the obvious chances. OUTBACK BARBIE is a group quality mare who’s best just wins this. The issue is she’s let punters down on a few occasions and a lot have now given up on her. CHAPTER AND VERSE is as honest as they come, he will be midfield and sure to let down with a good turn of foot. He won this race last year and is going better this year. The little query is he has to lump the 58kg which he hasn’t carried in a long time. BOOMSARA is a horse I have trouble catching but on his day can absorb pressure and has run a few great races in his time (including this day last year). Best of the roughies and a live chance is RIVER RACER around $18. She has gradually built into her prep this time in and the runs have been better than they read on paper. Nash takes the ride and if she can find the back of OUTBACK BARBIE in the run she can be the fly in the ointment for the favs.

On Top: 4-OUTBACK BARBIE $5  ++  5-RIVER RACER $18

Next Best:  3-CHAPTER AND VERSE,  2-BOOMSARA

GIBBOS BEST:  

Race 2 No.6RECKLESS CHOICE $3.30

Best each way:

Race 7 No.2-FARNAN $6

Best Roughie:

Race 8 No.1-CRACK ME UP $9.50/$3.10

EARLY QUADDIE (races 2-5)

6 — 1,5,6  —- 4,5,8,10,13 —– 1,2,8,10,16,17

QUADDIE (races 6-9)

2 —- 1,2,5,7,15 —– 1,3,6,10,13,14 —– 2,3,4,5

THE WAVE raceday- AQUIS PARK January 2020:

Rail- TRUE; Weather-FINE

This is going to be a fantastic raceday, could be one of the better meetings held in qld over the past 12 months. Very competitive fields, good quality all day long and big fields also.

Race 1:

Hot tempo here, speed inside and out. CZARSON and LE PALMIER quality horses who will push forward from wide gates, just how much petrol they spend is the question. For that reason I’m with the locally trained filly TAKE TEA. She has built a very good record and she is nowhere near the finished product. She has a habit of running around in her races and still good enough to win. Booking of Boss is key and she will be very strong late off this tempo. LONGBOTTOM draws beautifully to get the run of the race and should be right on the leaders backs.

On Top: 4-TAKE TEA

Next Best: 1-CZARSON,  6-LONGBOTTOM,  2-LE PALMIER

Race 2:

EPIC GIRL is airborne. She beat up a good field two runs ago, was then up on a hot speed (5.6L fastest than benchmark to the 600m) last start and clearly the best of the leaders. If she runs up to that she will be winning this. Should land outside leader and will be first to challenge DREAM MASTER who should give a good kick on a track he enjoys. A LOT LIKE HOME $14 has drawn awkwardly but was good fresh and hasn’t missed a place 2nd up from four attempts. Should strip fitter and with even luck in running could be the value runner.

On Top: 7-EPIC GIRL $2.40

Next Best: 4-A LOT LIKE HOME ($14),  2-DREAM MASTER,  10-SHOGUN SUN

Race 3:

SMART ‘N’ SEXY might be one of the best on the day. Liked the trial before a debut run where not a lot went right (still best L400m of the race). She missed the start, got a check in the straight and probably didn’t help herself by doing a few things wrong. She should improve lengths off that run, she draws a good gate and just has to jump better to take care of these. If there is a fly in the ointment it might be MISS RHAPSODY, in a smart stable, has some breeding and unseen at trials. Watch the market with her.

On Top: 5-SMART ‘N’ SEXY $3

Race 4:

This is far more even than the fillies race. I’m going a bit against the market here, sometimes you just have to believe your eyes and although it was only a Murwillumbah win, I loved what I witnessed with VERBAL ASSAULT. He’s a nice colt and he’s improved every trial/race. Bad gate but he might have the speed to cross most of these and land in the first 4 and $8 looks a fair price. ANDERS was good late in a similar race to this last start, can again be competitive. CONCEITED won on debut, always have to respect these Godolphin horses heading north this time of year. WISDOM OF WATER is the horse everyone is talking about off trials. He has obvious ability, just has to be taken a bit on trust here.

On Top: 4-VERBAL ASSAULT $8

Next Best: 5-ANDERS,  1-CONCEITED,  11-WISDOM OF WATER

Race 5:

About the hardest race on the card. THE PINES looks the obvious and just needs some luck from the gate. They should string out with good speed engaged and that should allow her to find cover. She has won five of six and has the home track advantage. If the fav doesn’t have any luck CLOCKWISE could be the one who gets the right run from the good gate and looks to be placed well. Both her runs back have been good enough to win this and her late splits were excellent at Eagle Farm.

On Top: 5-THE PINES $3

Next Best: 12-CLOCKWISE  $8

Race 6:

Speed on speed here. ARCHER’S PARADOX and BOOM CHICKA BOOM are probably the two fastest out of the gates and they will look to hold the fav SPURCRAFT 3 wide the trip. If SPURCRAFT can happen to cross one of them he is the class runner and has to be respected. He might just be good enough to sit three wide and win, it’s far from ideal though. GUARD OF HONOUR joins the Schweida camp and has trialled nicely leading into this. He probably hasn’t lived up to the early hype on him, however this race sets up perfectly for him to get the soft run and last shot at the leaders.

On Top: 4-GUARD OF HONOUR $6.50

Next Best: 1-SPURCRAFT,  7-BOOM CHICKA BOOM

Race 7:

THE WAVE has arrived! A very even race with a heap of chances. There should be an even tempo with FUN FACT running them along and all should get their chance.

DAWSON DIVA is incredibly hard to catch but her best is very good. The gate means she will spot them a start which isn’t ideal. CELLARMAID also has no gate speed, she is going to be a very good mare next year, this may have all come a bit soon. In saying that I lover the fact she is now at 1800m on this track. If she won it wouldn’t be a surprise. I’ve put ETANA and MATOWI on top without great confidence. ETANA is not at her top but this stable will have her cherry ripe for this and timed to the minute. Forget she went around two back, last start she had 59kg against the boys and she maps to get the run of the race here. MATOWI’s form from his last two will measure up well. He should land midfield, he’s run well on the backup before and expect him to launch late. A MAN TO MATCH has any amount of ability, he just doesn’t produce it when I tip him and vice versa.

On Top: 1-MATOWI $9  and 10-ETANA $6

Next best: 14-CELLARMAID,  9-DAWSON DIVA,  5-A MAN TO MATCH

Race 8:

Some sort of race this! MAGIC FOX (opened $21 TAB) has come back this prep with two brilliant runs. Both start he’s run the best L400m and 200m of the race. His L200m was the 4th best of a hot meeting last time out. He should land in front of 5-6 here with cover and he will flash late again. MORRISSY ($4.40) is the horse who can box seat and he has plenty of talent. 1300m should be ideal this part of his prep, good booking in Zahra and he looks the horse to beat. EDISON and SNOWZONE are both in good form, both draw gates and both will land in the first few pairs. MANDELLA will get back, placed out of his grade here but he has plenty of ability if he puts it all together. He was every bit as good as MAGIC FOX last start and actually meets him 3kg better at the weights.

On Top: 2-MORRISSY $4.40

Next best: 5-MAGIC FOX, 15-MANDELA, 14-SNOWZONE,  12-EDISON

Race 9:

Very good race to finish the day. GRAND SCHOLAR has been sensational this prep winning three in a row. She has drawn the carpark here and it’s her first go clockwise. Not easy to overcome by any means but she has the speed to lead or sit outside lead. She is the one who could blow them away or you could have your heart in your mouth at the 100m. MALAHIDE was excellent fresh last start, she got a great Fradd ride and put them to the sword quickly in the straight. CHURNING was good in the same race and meets MALAHIDE 1.5kg better off. More importantly she might find the back of MALAHIDE here and look for a tow into the race. Would have been keen to back YAMAZAKI ($13) from a gate here, unfortunately she has drawn the outside gate. She will have to go back and also try to make her run on the back of MALAHIDE and just hope there is enough speed in the race.

On Top: 15-GRAND SCHOLAR

Next Best: 11-YAMAZAKI ($13),  1-MALAHIDE,  9-CHURNING

GIBBOS BEST BETS:

Race 2 No.7-EPIC GIRL $2.40

Race 3 No.5- SMART ‘N’ SEXY $3

Race 8 No.2- MORRISSY $4.40

Best roughie:  Race 9 No.11- YAMAZAKI $13

Aquis Beaudesert Friday 27 December 2019

Race 5 No.1-ZIGALLENE

Price might be the only issue, no idea what price they go up this horse. I’ve always liked her and I’m sure she goes on to better races. She has run ok here but I’d much rather be on a bigger track. Class probably just gets her home with even luck.

Race 6 No.1-SPANISH HURRICANE

Got the job done for us here last start and rock hard fit now. Should land in the first 4-5 and gets every possible chance. Fradd/Dunn combo looks enticing if $3.50 is bet.

Race 7 No.9-GOODONYA SONJA

Don’t think this horse has been placed well at all this prep and they have probably missed a couple of opportunities to win. They have found the perfect race from a perfect gate and if she hasn’t trained off she is the horse they have to beat.

Saturday 21 December 2019

Race 3 No.3 – PEPPI LA FEW

I always thought this horse was a myth but changed his form around last prep winning a couple of races. His first trial this time was fair but improved 2nd up and with blinkers should be right around the money.

Race 8 No.9 – VERNAZZA

They have opted for Apprentice Emily Atkinson to ride and I feel that’s a good sign, they aren’t over thinking it. Jumps from a good gate, take the claim with Emily and lead or sit on leaders back and she should just keep running over this trip. Looks the perfect race.

Race 9 No.7-SOJOURNIST

Liked L’amante and it got the job done at a silly price in maiden grade last start. She might come out and beat them again, I just feel they will over do it and she’ll start under the odds. SOJOURNIST has been racing well in better grade and looks well placed. Good jock, good gate, good chance.

Saturday 14th December, 2019 

Another tough meeting, really looking forward to the big days for THE WAVE and The MAGIC MILLIONS on the 4th and 11th of January.

No great confidence this week, don’t want to make good things. I’ll just go over a few more races and horses that can run well. It’s been incredibly frustrating the number of horses I’ve tipped at $3 that have started odds on. Trying to avoid that this week and look for more value. Very hard to know as the markets go up so late.

Race 1 No.8-SHE’S WINNIE BLUE

I always rather horses with race experience like SOMEBODY’S GIRL, just feel SHE’S WINNIE BLUE trialled well leading into this and from the good gate might just be able to tuck in behind the leaders and with some luck in running might be able to get them down the last 50m.

Roughie- Race 2 No.10- ZAMOSA

I’ll be wanting around the $15 about this horse but that would be around enough to tempt me. There are two Waller horses and a Lees horse that should dominate the market. ZAMOSA was back too far in a walking race last start on a track you want to be forward on. Will need a very good ride from the gate but with luck can she be strong late and some hope.

Race 3 No.5-MOMENTUM TO WIN

Here’s one for the thrill seekers! I might tip one or two non-winners a year and this horse is 22 runs without a win (insert hands over face emoji). This is the best chance he will get. Although he doesn’t win, he does always try and with 54.5kg on his home track he gets his chance.

Race 5 No.5- VIOLET

A very good 3yr old race. DYNAMIC VERSE is also entered in Brisbane so that will make a big difference on the market here. Very hard to beat if he runs here. VIOLET was very consistent last prep without winning. Returned in a Toowoomba maiden and did what you’d expect beating an avg lot. Gets a nice run and should get last shot at the leaders. Should be getting around the $5 in a race like this.

Race 6 no.4- TATCEE

If she is black figures ($2+) I could back her. Not taking odds on but she’s a better horse than these. With some of the prices lately I very much doubt she will be backable!

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Saturday 7 December 2019

That time of year we need to be paying for Christmas presents right? I’ll be doing my best to help. We did get 2/2 at Beaudesert midweek but you needed the early prices as Ramtastic was $2.30 into $1.35, crazy starting price!

This weekend doesn’t look the easiest day on the punt but have found a few that interest throughout the day.

Race 3 No.3 – DISCOMBE

A well bred type who has run well in the NSW provincials without winning. The query is travelling up here, hot weather, fresh and 1400m. The positives are he’s a better horse than these with more upside and maps to get an easy lead. I’d want about $3+ here and worth watching markets to see the confidence.

Race 6 No.9 – L’AMANTE

Showed glimpses last prep and not a lot went right when trapped wide a couple of times. Trial leading into this was good and feel they can be positive out of the gates and should be able to find a good spot, possibly box seat. Should win a few races this prep.

Race 8 No.4 – AURORA CHARM

Only had the one run for the Gollan camp and it was a solid run behind the promising Stylish Saga, big gap back to 3rd always a good sign. Race has good speed and he should be up there contesting the lead. From the good gate should be able to hold the fence or box seat if something wants to go silly up front. Like that pattern and although this is a handy race he should measure up. Anything around the $4 is about fair.

Aquis Beaudesert 4 December 2019

Track should be around the GOOD 3 range and playing pretty quick. Always a bonus to be up on speed at the tight turning track. Good day midweek last week and a poor Saturday so looking for some consistency. Just very hard to get a guide on these races in Queensland with our prices often the last to go up Australia wide.

Race 3 No.1 – RAMTASTIC

Always thought he’d go through the grades a little quicker. He has won or placed in 6 of 8 so still has a good overall record. DRAM OF DELAGO should lead and might take some catching, just feel this guy can get the upper hand late. I want $2.50+ and I could have a flutter.

Race 5 No.2 – SPANISH HURRICANE

He is a horse who takes a few runs to come to hand, that’s the little query, does he need one more? Was asked to do work and over raced last start, he should derive great benefit from that run and like the fact Fradd takes the ride here as the horse does race best for him. Opening price of $2.30 is too short. Should be $3.50+

Saturday 30 November 2019

RAIL: +8m 1400m-400m; Cutaway +6m 400m-W/Post; +3m Remainder

This looks one of the hardest days I can remember at Aquis Park for a while, there are likely to be many odds on favs so trying to avoid those races where possible.

Race 4 No.2 – QUEEN OF EMERALDS

Not a lot between this horse and the topweight but sticking with Allen & Anderson after they got the job done for us in the best bets last week. Although this mare looks a little limited she looks well placed here, she can find a spot in the first 4 settling and she won’t get a better chance to break her maiden status. She’s on top without great confidence.

Race 5 No.1 – FIREBOX

Had it’s chance last start and found a couple better. The positive was a huge gap back to the 4th horse. Was very good the start before that when attacking the line late. Needs luck from the gate, hoping he gets a track into the race and gets to the outside. PICTON is in our blackbook and looks hardest to beat.

Race 8 No.3 – BRANDO

He’s a bit of a one paced conveyance but his last two have been a great pointer for this. TOP ME UP AGAIN should be the main danger here and their chance with BRANDO is to make it a staying contest. There is other speed here so if they cross him you want BRANDO to still be positive and if need be go for home before the corner as it will take the sprint out of a few but this horse will stay on well as we witnessed last start.

Blackbookers running:

Race 5 – PICTON

Wednesday 25 November 2019

RAIL: 7.5m 1400-400; 6m 400-W/Post; 4m Remainder.

Track has been racing well. Should start a Good 4, an upgrade wouldn’t surprise with hot, dry and windy weather predicted.

The start of the day looks very hard with a lot of horses on debut so I’m looking at the 2nd half of the card to try and nail a few best bets.

Race 5 No.7 – BARODA $2.30

Only had the one career run to date, was posted 4 wide the trip there, impossible task but stuck on ok. Had a few trials into this, all have been ok and after drawing well she looks like she can break the maiden status in this. RED HANA might be the hardest to beat and if they put up a decent price I could play a quinella with the two of them also.

Race 6 No.3 – AMORITA $5

Out to this trip for the first time and feel it should suit her. Petrified of BUFFY getting a nice run behind the speed, just hoping there is enough speed on for AMORITA to be the strongest late. Her fresh run was a pass mark and she should improve off that run.

Race 9 No.4- IN HIS STRIDE e/w  $11

Not sure I’ve ever tipped a horse with 64 starts under their belt and he has a task against in form horses like TARBERT. I just feel TARBERT may be smashed in the market and start a crazy price. IN HIS STRIDE has been very good this prep without winning. This is a little easier for him, gets a good claim, might be able to sit midfield from the gate and feel he can make his presence felt late in proceedings at a decent price.

Saturday 23 November 2019

A good week last week with a couple of winners and looking to cash in again this week, hopefully some better prices as all three were very well supported last week. I have tried to put in a price guide as to what I think their prices should be.

RAIL: 7.5m 1400m-400m; 6m 400m-W/Post; 4m Remainder.

Race 4 No.8- FLATTER

Simply have to tip this filly. She made our blackbook section, the sectional stars page and she’s found the right race. Out to 1300m suits, she ran the fastest last 200m of the meeting on debut and I love backing horses at their 2nd career run. Should get around $3+ in the big field and anything over that would be a bet for me. The only query is traffic in the big field, Anthony Allen is on board and I think he’ll take that out of the equation.

Race 5 No.2- EQUIPPED

Very even sort of race. Have put EQUIPPED on top because I simply feel he comes out of the better form races compared to most of these. No luck at all two runs back and the run was ok. Last start loomed but maybe the tempo was against. Decent gate, hope they sit midfield and again like the booking of A Allen to steer. In a race like this I’d be wanting $6+ to be getting involved.

Race 8 No.5- SAYS WHO

Can see ROTHENBURG being smashed in the market here, he comes out of clearly the best form race and extremely hard to beat. Just feel SAYS WHO might be a bit of value. Only had the three runs and each run has showed some ability. Out to 1300m last start and broke maiden status. Now to 1400m suits, has a nice turn of foot and in form jockey Allan Chau takes the ride. Happy to bet if an each-way price is available . Might even have a sneaky quinella with ROTHENBURG depending on prices.

Racing at Aquis Park XXXX All Stars Raceday 16th November:

RAIL: +6m 1400 – W/Post; +3m Remainder

Great weather and a pretty good card of racing.

Race 3 No.7- IN GREAT NIC $5

Even sort of race and hard to make a best bet in. Just feel this really sets up well for her. She led, kicked to lead by 4L and held on late to win two runs back. Up in grade to a hot Saturday race and was wide the trip at EF. Drop in grade and finally gets a gate to box seat behind the leaders, that’s the big positive in a race with a bit of tempo.

Race 4 No.7- BORN BAD $2.25

We made this horse the best of the day a fortnight ago but they scratched and went to Brisbane. He ran very well in a much harder race and the run was strong after a very poorly timed ride. Took off early and circled from the 800m. It was a fast run race, he was 3 wide and ran the best 800-600m split of the race, there was no way he was going to have a horse left in the finish. Can make amends in this.

Race 7 No.4-SUKWHINDER $2.25

There’s a chance this simply starts too short. Anything $2+ would be enough for me, otherwise happy to watch on. She is an above avg filly who has a win over Neidorp in town. She was excellent fresh in a much harder race. She should be able to find a spot in the first few pairs and out to 1200m ideal. Hardest to best is Euro Belle who has to overcome the bad gate. Opened $2.25, not keen to take odds on but $2.25 ok.

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Aquis Beaudesert Thursday 14 November 2019

*Tricky sort of day and expected to be very hot. Rail in True position and I’d expect the leaders to be able to run a bit of time so might be hard to catch.

*Reluctant to bet after unbelievably short odds offered for all 3 tips, but some for you to follow if interested.

Race 1 No.2 – HONOVI

Sticky sort of gate but has early speed, expecting them to be positive and lead out of the straight the first time. Once they are there Cormack can let one slip around or try to dictate from the front. HEATHROW looks the main danger but should be spotting HONOVI a decent start. Not taking any silly odds but could bet if $2.50+ was offered.

Race 2 No.1 – SPURIOUS

Missed the start hopelessly fresh before hitting the line very well in a decent maiden. Has been beaten a head in a metropolitan Saturday race and that form is outstanding for a race like this. Feel CRAIGLEA LIZZY will cross from the wide gate, SPURIOUS should be able to box seat and the leader will be the hardest to beat. Again I’d be wanting around $3+ to bet.

Race 4 No.7-SECRET CONQUEST

Another very even sort of race, just feel this horse can use the good gate to find a spot in the first few pairs. Although well held last start I really like the race (Dwarf won, Flatter 2nd). Was good through the line and this is simply an easier race. Like the fact Chau stays on too, would be chasing $6+.

Saturday 9 November 2019.

*A good week for the trial and blackbook horses to follow last week, unfortunately one of them actually beat our tip!

Race 1 No.9 – MALEEKA MISS

Trialed well leading into the debut run. Found one better on that occasion but the effort was good and should be better for the run. In a good stable and hard to beat here.

Race 4 No.8 – GALWAY GIRL

Beaten a long way into 2nd last start but the winner has won well again since. ALDERMAN is the horse who will lead and who she will have to run down. The gate can help here. Every chance of landing in the first few pairs and the blinkers first time are what I’m banking on turning her into a winner.

Race 5 No.8  -TYCOON STREET

Even sort of race, just feel she is ready to win. Gate’s a little sticky so she’ll need a good steer early from Day. They let the leader walk last start which was against her, even though she was very good through the line. Looks easiest race she has contested for a while and hoping they get her back in the winners stall.

Horses running that we have blackbooked or who made the sectionals report:

THE DARK- (Race 4)

PRINCESS ARRABELLA- (Race 6)

2 November 2019

Another good weekend last weekend with 2/3 best bets and both blackbook runners winning. Be sure to share this racing page with racing mates, the more the merrier

Race 3 No.2-HAUTCLERE

Joins the Edmonds camp off some decent form in Victoria. Has had two trials here, both very quiet trials and hasn’t been let go yet. They have found the perfect race to kick off in. I’d say they bounce on the bunny and hold the front. PAY WITH CASH might be the quinella horse.

Race 4 No.4- CURRUMBIN CRAFT

Not as confident here but this is a good race for this horse if fit enough. That’s my query, does he just need this run to bring him on. He ran well in better races last prep and just got back too far on a couple of occasions. They should be able to land in front of a couple here and if they have to ride patient that’s fine as he does have a good sprint. Yet to win on Good ground so any rain would be a bonus.

Race 8 No.1- GOODONYA SONJA

Also accepted Brisbane but hoping they run here. Comes out of better races than this in town and the drop in grade is what she’s after. From the wide gate they could roll forward and likely to land outside leader. Looks well placed if they choose to run here.

BLACKBOOK/SECTIONALS horses we have mentioned that run today:

Race 5: CHARWAY (Sectionals)  +  SIMPLY SACRED (trials section)

Race 3: PAY WISH CASH (blackbook 2 runs back)

26 October 2019

Rail Position: +1.5 metres 1000m-400m; True remainder

Very tricky days racing, fine weather predicted and an eight race program. A very even card but there should be some decent value throughout the day and we will do our best to find it.

Race 2 No.4 – OWN SWEET WAY

Looks a very slow run race, OWN SWEET WAY and IVY’S COURT look the main players. IVY’S COURT comes out of the better races but I like OWN SWEET WAY getting out to the 1800m of this race. Good jock on top in Ryan Plumb, just needs to be aggressive early and make sure he is leading, they will slow it down mid-race and this horse is far better when leading. This is a happy hunting ground for trainer Natalie McCall with 6 of her last 12 Gold Coast starters getting the cash.

Race 5 No.7 – GIVEMEAMINUTE

This horse made our blackbook a few weeks back after running the best last 400 and 200m of the day. Has run since and I didn’t like the ride on that occasion or the fact it was 1350m. Back to 1200m suits and should be able to roll forward and find the one out, one back spot. Not brimming with confidence here but having a small play e/w if the right odds are available.

Race 6 No.6-ARGYLE SOLITARE (Roughie)

Try to find a value runner where possible so thought I’d throw her in. It’s a race of many chances and she just looks one that wants this trip to me. She’s looked gone at the 200m her last couple and then run the 2nd best last 200m in both those races. I’d have loved a gear change to get rid of the flat spot but hopefully Kilner is positive, leads or sits close and goes for home early to make a race of it. No good thing but worth throwing in quaddies etc.

Race 8 No.1-BORN BAD

We got the cash in the last race last week and feel we can do the same here. BORN BAD is in the Meagher stable and has only had the one run in QLD. Got back at Ipswich, the race did set up for him to run home and he was very good running the 2nd best last 200m of the race. WHITTINGTON WAYS and LOVE STRUCK have both been in good form, just feel BORN BAD can improve from that fresh run and with some luck in running be very hard to hold out late.

I’ll finish with just mentioning horses who have made it into our review section recently that are racing Saturday.

GIVEMEAMINUTE (Race 5)

LOVE STRUCK (Race 8)

19 October 2019

Rail goes back to the TRUE for the first time since August 3rd. Fine weather and expecting the track to play very fair for all. It looks a very even days racing and quite a hard day to nail a few best bets.

Race 2 No.2-MAKEUP

Trained on the track, nice trial before a very good debut run at Doomben. A very slow run race there and they were set up to sprint home, but sprint home she did. She ran the 2nd best last 400m and last 200m of the meeting. She should improve from the raceday experience and just needs a bit of luck or a good ride from the sticky gate. They don’t want to be landing last in this. If she is midfield before the corner they will know she’s there late. BEAUREGARD who we tipped last time and POWERING having first start for Edmonds look the main dangers but happy enough to have MAKEUP on top.

Race 6 No.1-BANTEUX

Waller runner who has been sent north to break through again. He’s shown enough down south to say he could win one or two up here. He was a pass mark at Benchmark 64 level last start, that was at the mile 2nd up. Sure to improve off that and out to 1800m is ideal 3rd run back. His only win was 3rd up last prep over 1900m. Has to lump the big weight but Colless can probably land in the third pair here and be ready to strike when the pace goes on before the corner. With the weight I’d rather be rolling before the corner and have momentum instead of missing the boat. Feel around $3.50+ would be a fair sort of price. WILLY BE LUCKY looks the main danger but has only won 1/24 so easy to lean the way of the Waller runner.

Race 7 No.2-ELIXIR

To be honest I tried to find anyway around tipping this horse and to try and find some value. He is just in so well under the plate conditions it’s hard to go past him. The little query is the apprentice from the outside gate but I’m assuming they come out positive and sit outside leader or simply push on to find the lead and try to slow them down. Back to 1300m suits, the 2kg off suits and this is a big drop in grade from what he’s been racing well against at metropolitan level. Respecting GALWAY GIRL and CABIN FEVER who are also locals and winning hopes.

12 October 2019

RAIL: 6m 1400-1000; 9.5m 1000-400; 8m 400-W/Post; 4m Remainder

*Rail stays out, last week a few loomed very wide on the track and didn’t really finish off. Think jockeys may stay near the fence this week but with rain predicted it may well be worth watching the first few races to see where the jocks go.

With rain around and scratchings likely it’s a hard meeting to find too many, but here are a few I have found.

Race 4 No.2-AMERICAN GENIUS

Don’t want to be taking anything under $2.50 if it comes to that but he’s an on speed runner who should be able to lead these or sit outside leader. I’d prefer the latter, nurse him around the corner and let him be strong through the line. Good strong win last start beating Italia Bella.

Race 5 No.6-DASHING SPECIAL

Not a good habit backing horses with this win rate, however his two wins have come in his last five starts. Forget last start in better grade, this is much easier and the runs before that can measure up. Trialed well in blinkers in a hot trial including Victorem and Fierce Impact – blinkers on today. Not going overboard here, just a slight lean to him at the weights over the topweight.

Race 7 No.2-PAY WITH CASH

Have had time for this horse since his first start. A real improving type who I feel will win better races than this. He has a beautiful action and the big positive last start was that even though he jumped slow again, he pushed forward and raced handy. He loomed to win a good Class 1 and should strip fitter. The wide gate allows Dittman time to slide forward and find a spot. If Soxagon scratches, as I predict, this horse just needs to handle the wet track if we get the rain and he’ll win.

*Be sure to check out the reviews and sectional stars from the last couple of weeks on the ‘Gibbo’s tips’ page while you’re here*

Gibbo’s Gold Coast selections 5th October 2019.

The rail has been gradually pushed out over the last half a dozen meetings. It hasn’t affected the pattern as the track raced beautifully last week and tempo was the what determined the winners.

Rail +6m 1400-1000, +9m 1000-W/P, +4m Remainder

Weather- Fine and track should be a Good 4.

*Here is a look at what I feel could be some of the better bets on the card. The only issue we have is the fact the bookies can go up very late on Gold Coast races compared to interstate markets. There might not be this many tips each week, I just particularly like the card this week and there is the extra race with the 3yr old maiden being split into two races.

(Best Bets/Plays have ** next to them)

Race 2 No.10- SNIT BALL

Handy little race, no doubt DWARF is the horse to beat and has trialled well. Costa and Heathcote both have debutantes who will win races also. Even though SNIT BALL was $61 on debut the run was very good. Got back in a slow run race which made it impossible, still ran the 5th best L200m of the meeting. Awkward gate is the issue, I could consider a little bet (1w x3p)

Race 3 No.3-READY TO PARTY * *

Have to admit I have a share in this boy. He’s always shown plenty at home but not much has gone right the last 12 months. Just seemed for one reason or another he’s been in the paddock. Feel he is a better horse than these and that he’ll be winning better races. My only little query is the 1200m fresh off the long break so needs a good ride from Dittman and to be nursed for as long as possible.

Race 4 No.7-BEAUREGARD * *

Trained locally by Heinrich this son of Brazen Beau showed good quality in a trial before making his debut on a bottomless track. He ran 4th there and although beaten a long way the run was full of merit and the form is good (Gem Of Scotland won that race). Comes here off a long break, 1100m should be suitable fresh.  Sits on the leaders backs and should be too good.

Race 5 No.4- MISS AMBER (ew if $5+ available)

She raced well last prep but kicked this prep off with a couple of shockers. Blinkers went on and she improved sharply. Dittman can come out neutral here to find a spot in the first few pairs. Expecting her to sprint as she did last start and then try to hold off the late challenge of MISS CAVALLO who looks the main danger. Depending on prices I could even back MISS AMBER straight and cover my stake with a win bet on MISS CAVALLO.

Race 6 No.1-GREGORY * *

Yet another one I’m tipping for Dittman here! He’s never been a horse I’m that keen on, however he is in career best form this prep and looks really well placed. He won a CL4 two runs back before a good run at CL6 level. The drop back to this benchmark looks ideal and he has to be the one to beat.

Gibbo will be reviewing each weeks racing with blackbookers and sectional stars from Aquis Park racing. Be sure to check in each week for you excusive content to help you find your weekend winners!

Reviews

Friday 3 April 2020

A different sort of day here. Very rare to see it hard to make ground out wide but that was the case here. Don’t understand why all the jocks wanted to get way off the fence, many horses back on the inside ran well and made ground. Form from the meeting might be a little hard to follow because of where the jocks were steering.

Horses to follow:

THE CHOSEN ONE – Good debut, got back and got to the outside before letting down well late. Should improve greatly from this outing.

PAY WITH CASH – Well held but was three wide the trip and not really given a chance. Will strip fitter and can find an easier task than this 2nd up.

INTRINSIC – Fair to say this raced didn’t have great depth. The fav bolted in, I just liked the way she knuckled down late and can be placed to win in Qld.

MULETA – Hooked at the start to spot them an impossible start. Saved ground on the fence and worked home as good as anything. From a better gate and maybe to 2000m next start would suit.

LA PULGA – Super ride from Jag and he just exploded at the 100m mark to be a good winner.

KINGS FULL – Not the best of luck before the corner but strong through the line. Ready to win.

BANDIPUR – Good ride on the corner holding the fav in a pocket and just let down better than anything. Dominant win in a good race.

Saturday 28 March 2020

Well the day started off well with TOP PINS winning at $9.50. Then ALPENDURA was a huge run, did run 2nd but needed a couple of more hops. The last two favs were horrible efforts.

HIDDEN HAIL – Not a lot went right, that’s not good at the best of times but when it’s on debut it makes it hard. Really like the way he picked up and worked through the line. There will be a similar race he can win soon.

ISAREADY – This was an amazing win and expecting it will make the sectional stars also. Missed the start and was a long way off on the corner. He let down like a pretty handy horse and keen to see where he turns up next time.

MANN OF SINN – Take nothing away from the winner, just like the fact this horse is bred to be a stayer and over this trip on debut it’s a very positive sign moving forward.

ALPENDURADA – Got out late and really attacked the line. The trial before this run was also good and looks to have come back a better horse.

Only four of those from the day but I do feel all of these can be winning shortly. Fingers crossed racing can continue and we see them turn back up at the GCTC

Saturday 21 March 2020

A pretty good days racing. JACKPOT JAY and BROKEN WINDOWS saluted for us but a couple of our well backed roughies were a little plain. Thought the ride on JUST WISHING lacked initiative in what was a very slow run race, the horse was still a little disappointing. SNIT BALL and CANDY FLOSS had every possible and just avg efforts.

Here are some horses I feel can run well over the coming weeks.

LOVING MISS – All honours to the winner on debut. Just feel this horse will be better suited over 1200m now, possibly 1300m+. Picked up late and good through the line.

TRIPLE ARROW – Made a real race of it with the odds on fav and only beaten the last 50m. Can be a frustrating type but the last couple of runs says he’ll win one soon. Loves the Gold Coast track.

JARHEAD – First run for the new stable was full of merit. Took a bit to get going but was strong through the line and will be better placed over a longer trip. Happy to follow the next couple of runs.

THE DARK – Has the good on speed pattern and has given a good sight the last two starts. Has gone around double figure odds every career run to date and hoping that’s the case again next time out as he’s an honest type who deserves to break through.

Saturday 14 March 2020 – Aquis Jewel Day

Well after the unexpected rain we had a very successful day of racing at Aquis Park. The jocks wanted to get off the rail but you have to say most horses got their chances all day and the best horses won.

The 2yr old JEWEL was a great race. The $1.20 pop ROTHFIRE was fired out and maybe Fradd went a little hard. On the soft track he asked for an effort early in the straight and although there was a response it was not like his previous start. KISUKANO had been very good while still doing things wrong in her recent runs. She looked the one that had the upside and she went straight passed the fav. A deserved winner and congrats to connections.

In the 3yr old race THE ODYSSEY was able to find the front and once you realised how well he was travelling you knew he was the one. He was fitter for the fresh run and exploded in the straight. All honours to him and it was a race where not a lot of horses made ground, you must be forgiving. GEM OF SCOTLAND unfortunately broke down in the run and fingers crossed she recovers well.

The Goldmarket looked a home victory for the Edmonds camp when GREY MISSILE shot for home at the 200m and stole a couple of lengths break. SNITCH was the horse who got out after him but never looked the winner until the last bound. It was a case of heads up, heads down and SNITCH got the bob in. Another victory for B. Nothdurft, he is a star on the rise and can’t remember a more exciting young jock in a long time. CHAPTER AND VERSE had every possible and it might just be spell time for him now.

Blackbookers from the meeting:

GREY MISSILE – Just needs a gate, he is airborne.

TRIAL OF GLORY – She is ready, another who would like a gate and needs Eagle Farm.

RED STINA – 1400m+ and another looking for Eagle Farm.

MAGNUFIGHTER – Got a great run but felt he loomed early and therefore left in front too soon. He was very good to keep fighting and hold them off. Rock hard fit now.

MR GARCIA – Got back, better on dry tracks. Will improve off this and can win if they stay here.

Saturday 7 March 2020

This wasn’t one of the strongest meeting’s we’ve had and therefore not a lot of horses I want to be blackbooking. Will be important to check in for any sectional highlights I can find in tomorrow’s article.

BONNE VIE – Beaten fair and square so no excuses. This took her record to four placing’s from five starts and feel she will be better when she gets to 1200m-13oom range. Good through the line and won’t be a maiden for long.

HERITAGE SASH – Has won or placed in 9 of 10 runs now but can be a hard horse to back as he’s always very hard in the market. Loved the fact they were positive and made a good thing of him Saturday. If they ride him like that he can win again.

JACKPOT JAY – Takes a couple of runs to get fit and showed big improvement here. Looks to be rock hard fit now and can be winning a similar race on this track soon.

CUBIX – He was our tip at $10 Friday and still not sure how he was beaten here. The first 400m was fine and from that point on he lost his spot, over raced and that was race over. Great effort to finish as close as he did.

Saturday 29 February 2020

It looked as though we had dodged all the rain and would be on a good track right up until race 1. That heavy shower just gave us a downgrade and did make the track a little more testing. We have had some good meetings where the form will stand up recently. This meeting wasn’t as strong and a little harder to blackbook. The last race on the card should be the best formline race, there were 3-4 good runs and it should hold up well.

Horses to follow out of the meeting.

ELECTRIC DRAGON – 900m around the coast is ideal. Has led and looked the winner her last two only to be run down on the line. She will be winning a similar race shortly.

IAMICAN – Just got back in a slow run race and still made up good ground late. Eligible for easier and off this run she can win next start. Hopefully they find something back here.

SOLSPEIL – Up on speed with the 60.5kg. They got to him early in the straight but loved the way he kept finding under pressure. This wasn’t a bad race and this horse can get back in the winners stall soon.

Saturday 22 February 2020

A good days racing and nice to get multiple winners home to make it a profitable day. DON’T LEAVE ME OUT and REPLICATION were our winners. REPLICATION opened as much as $8 and had good support all the way ugh to jump time. The other selection HEMBROW played up before the race and then missed the kick to put herself out of the race.

HORSES TO FOLLOW from the meeting:

DON’T LEAVE ME OUT – Everything panned out perfectly but liked the style of the win. Landed behind leaders and when asked for an effort did let down really well.

TOUCAN SAM – This was a very ordinary race and the run was just ok. Feel there should be really good improvement from this run and maybe out to 1400m would be ideal next time out.

MOLLY’S ROCKING – In good form. No match for the winner but in this current form I’d be happy enough to follow and just see if they can find another suitable race in a couple of weeks.

REPLICATION – Another one who got the perfect ride/run in transit and got the job done in good style. The step to 1200m did the trick and the way he savaged the line he might really like 1400m now.

Saturday – 15 February 2020

Very frustrating weekend, all three of the tips ran extremely well. DEFENCE MISSILE and HOLLY RUN were both beaten in photo finishes while BUFFALO GIRL ran 3rd. SUNDAY SASSY was in review a fortnight ago as a horse to follow which was a positive.

Super effort from Les Kelly & Leah Kilner combo with trebles on the day!

HORSES TO FOLLOW from the meeting:

HOLLY RUN – Liked the effort although beaten. Winner was able to skip away as we’d expected while this horse just took a little while to wind up. Looking for 1600m now and maybe a bit of headgear. Should be able to win a race or two this prep.

BUFFALO GIRL – Only 3rd run back and on a heavy track so I’d expect she may improve again off this run over the trip. They had her off the bit a long way out and she kept coming until the 100m where her run had to take it’s toll. Each run this prep has been good.

MILL CITY – Not sure the heavy track suited. Another one that was chasing a long way out. Loomed to win and if they can find a similar race she can be winning.

CANDY FLOSS – Come here off a good win at Toowoomba and was unlucky to bump into Sunday Sassy here. Candy Floss is still a class 1 horse and should be able to be placed to win.

Saturday – 1 February 2020

I like to add rides of the week where possible and there was a ripper this week.

A. CHAU on ICHERO. There was a 10 lengths turnaround between ICHERO and KING OF THE REALM on the last time they met at Ballina and I think the big difference was the ride. Chau found the front, went along as he liked and put pace in the race early. When he went early he got the main dangers chasing from a long way out. KING OF THE REALM and MISSILE MANTRA looked to have his measure but the fact he took the sprint out of their legs by riding this way was the difference. Very good ride.

Others to follow out of the meeting:

CANUSEE – Didn’t win by a lot, just like the way it won and the amount of money that was on was incredible. No reason she can’t win again.

DREAM BUILDER – I’m being a little forgiving here. Loomed on the inside before weakening the last 50m. Was scratched at the gates a week ago and may have just needed this run.

SAN PIERRE – Has been a bit frustrating. Just feel this is the best way to ride him, be positive and ridden this way he can win soon.

TIERRA DEL FUEGO – Showed a bit last prep and was very good late here on the return to racing. Can win a race or two this prep.

Wednesday 29 January 2020

A quick review of racing from Wednesday:

JEOPARDISE ME – Wasn’t run to suit, got back but was again strong through the line. Should have probably won his last couple and they can find a similar race soon.

SUNDAY SASSY – She has let down really well her last two. The fav had every chance to hold her off and couldn’t. Although she still does a few things wrong I just see that as there is improvement and she can go through the grades.

BETTER THAN GROOVY – Led and run down late. No doubt this horse could win over the trip, I just feel stick to the strength and stay at 1000m. Run along and play catch me if you can.

DEEP SORROW – Back, then wide. Beaten fav but this effort was that of a good horse and sure to go through the grades.

SIDEKISS – Was in the blackbook and stays in after another good effort.

Saturday 25 January 2020

COSMIC HAZE was able to win for us at $3.50 while SMART AS ATTACK was $12 into $4 before running 2nd. SEENTOMANY and GREY MISSILE were both blackbookers from our recent trials and which also won at the Sunny Coast over the long weekend.

Race 1:

We can follow both the quinella horses here. MISHANI MACHINE was a big drifter with the stable mate HANCORA FIELD the horse punters wanted. HANCORA FIELD ran along up front and was an excellent effort to keep finding on debut. Just no match for MISHANI MACHINE who got to the outside and let down late. Should only be improved going out in trip.

Race 4:

This race was won in the first 300m when Tilley was positive on COSMIC HAZE and he found the gun spot in the run. VAMPARINA DIAMOND made a run before the corner and looked the winner until COSMIC HAZE kicked back in good style and ended up winning well. Both these horses can be winning again soon.

Race 6:

Fair to say PROSPECTUS has been a bit of a frustration who runs well without winning. Broke through here and was very good in doing so. Liked the way he quickened and he was as good through the line as anything. Should be able to win a Class 1 soon. LADY BRAHMOS had every possible chance, she looked as though she’d be a chance but no match at all for the winner.

Race 7:

UNO EYNO had been racing very well and continued that form here. She ran 2nd and I feel she can find a similar race soon and worth following in something similar.

Race 9:

One of the stranger runs of the day here SMART AS ATTACK. From the 550-300m the horse just seemed to float. From the 200m home he was outstanding, it was all too late. Maybe blinkers next time? Keen to see where they go and if any gear is changed.

Saturday 4 January 2020

A great days racing for the first edition of THE WAVE. Only one single figure winner on a very tough day for punters. Here are some horses I feel we can follow with some confidence in the next few weeks.

SIDEKISS – He’s a Class 2 horse and this was a pretty hot race. Was still in the race until the last 100m. If they want to drop back and find a Class 2 over 1100m he’s got a win in him for sure.

SHOGUN SUN – Yeah he’s hard to catch but this was a super run. He was 2nd last off a horribly slow tempo before getting to the outside late and was strong through the line, might back up next week and can run a race at big odds.

A LOT LIKE HOME – Many might argue with this. He had no hope where he was, Wiggins did the right thing by trying to improve and give the horse some chance. He sprinted ok but the race shape just meant he couldn’t win. Happy to follow.

RAMTASTIC – Always looked at him as a one trick pony until this. Was back last and was extremely good late, every bit as good as THE PINES and if he can draw a gate soon he’s a horse that can continue through the grades.

TYCOON ACE – The horse and stable are flying. Got back and clearly the best late. Just needs a gate and will be competitive in nearly anything.

CELLARMAID – There is a 1600m race for 3yr olds in three weeks at the Sunshine Coast. That is ideal for her but I’d only back her if she got a set of blinkers. She just takes too long to work into races at present.

YAMAZAKI – Nearly unbelievable this win! She has always promised to be a good horse and the new stable might have got the best out of her. I’m sure this will feature in our ‘sectional stars’ so be sure to check back in for them.

KATY’S DAUGHTER – Placed out of her grade her but led for a long way. She’s a horse who can simply go through the grades if they so wish.

Saturday 21 December 2019

Race 1: Actually feel a few went good in this and wouldn’t be surprised to see a few break their maiden status soon. SEEYOURON had trialled well, found the front and won well. Both the placegetters were good and strong late. SUNDAY SASSY is a local who can find the right race soon and shouldn’t be a maiden long. DON’T CRY MAMA was excellent on debut, might find the right race on the northern rivers next start and should just about win. TEZZA was good through the line, can’t say it will win next time out but I could be tempted for a small wager if massive odds are bet.

Race 2: Not a lot to report, the short priced favourite stood in the gates and it was race over for LOPEZ, the effort to run 3rd was still very good. Feel they can put a top jock on and make a good thing of PEGGY SELENE next time if they like. The last two efforts have been very good and screaming to win a race. SHE’S A TIGRESS was a very nice winner, keen to see what race they find next.

Race 3: Well we got the money here with PEPPI LA FEW but gee I got the map wrong so might have been a bit lucky. The ride won the race, found the box seat and that was the difference in the end. Not that keen to follow any out of this.

Race 6: Take nothing away from the winner QUITE UNEXPECTED, fair and square here. The one I want to follow is MURLESS. I was a bit surprised at the money for this horse and to be fair he looked to be floating at the 250m before picking up and attacking the line late. 100m past the post he was 4 lengths in front. He can be winning the right Class 1 soon.

Race 8: REINDEER MOON won the race to the fence and as soon as it crossed VERNAZZA it was the horse you wanted to be on. Kicked on the corner and held them off easily. VERNAZZA from gate 2 was 6 wide and hanging on the corner, not sure I’ve ever seen that before.

Race 9: L’AMANTE and DYNAMIC THINKER had a lap on these. Some very ordinary performances behind them but these two both have upside and no reason they both can’t be winning in the next few weeks. Good effort by L’AMANTE putting back to back wins together, she has the good on speed style and just keeps running.

Saturday 14 December 2019

Unfortunately we had a lot of rain leading into the meeting and raced on a wet surface. The track did dry out to a soft 6 and raced fair all day.

Two of our selections were scratched but VIOLET got the cash at $2.90.

Want to focus on a few races where we might be able to follow a few horses . Firstly, I again want to mention Anthony Allen. He has just dominated the staying races over the last month. He rode FAST DEALER in race 2, again put some pressure on early and to get the cash. There were two other 1800m races on the day, he won at good odds on GLEN ORD and didn’t have a ride in the other!

Race 4:

THE DEMTEL MAN was a good winner here and got a lovely steer from A. Chau. From the awkward gate he landed midfield, found the front in the straight and held the others off late. BOSENDI was well supported, got back to last in the big field before attacking the line late. He’s the one I want to follow out of this, a win is just around the corner. The favourite MALEEKA BLUES was poor and has burned punters a few times at short odds now.

Race 5:

VIOLET did look one of the better bets and the rain wasn’t going to hurt. She was a slight drifter late but for those on you were pretty comfortable all race. The only little heart flutter was when Wiggins stole a break on the corner aboard BRONCKS. He did find a couple of lengths but couldn’t hold off VIOLET who was very good through the line. Although well beaten I feel a horse like FLIRTY DEB is going well and simply needs to find an easy Class 1 to be winning.

Race 8:

G.Colless at his best. From a good gate he found the box seat on GALA MISS. He made sure he found fresh air on the corner and took bad luck out of the equation by pushing out behind the leaders, from there class got GALA MISS home. She has a bit of upside and should improve off the run. DOLLY SPARTAN has never been one of mine, she is in good form though and she can win soon also.

Saturday 7 December 2019

Again we were surprised with the prices that were dished up about a couple of selections. DISCOMBE was given every chance before being run over while L’AMANTE bolted in but at a very short quote. The third selection was $6 and scratched by the Gollan camp.

Here are the races where a bit of form should stand up:

Race 3: We were on DISCOMBE here, opened around $3 before starting a ridiculous $1.65. Chau was able to find the front rated him as he liked and got every chance. He could have nursed for a little longer in the straight but can’t knock the ride, simply not good enough on the day. This was an amazing win by MERLIN’S MAGIC. Missed the start horribly and looked to be out of the race before unleashing a devastating sprint in the straight to not only win but was dominant late. Off this run the winner should be able to win a Class 1 soon.

Race 5: This was all about Anthony Allen. Yes he was on the best horse and fav DANTE ROSSETTI but his ride was outstanding! For the third time in four weeks he has out-ridden every jockey over the staying trips. He did it on EQUIPPED, he did it on READABEEL and this time on DANTE ROSSETTI. He has decided to go before the corner and committed to the move, all three have won by a space. It’s a beautiful thing to watch a jockey make a decision instead of being dictated to, well done A. Allen.

Race 6: L’AMANTE looked extremely well placed and this looked an easier maiden than she had contested previously. She trialled well and the only issue was the unbackable odds thrown up. She was able to lead, kick and win by 5.5L. This was the win of a horse who can win a couple more this prep, again I’m nor sure what price will be bet though.

Saturday 30 November 2019:

A treble for the Kelly stable and a double for Edmonds on a day the locals dominated.

Want to mention MISSED THE ALARM in race 2. Filthy on myself for not tipping this horse but with markets coming out late I was afraid he’d be $1.40 in the small field. He’d been running well in better races and looked really well placed. Somehow he started $2.60 and you never had a concern if you were on. Settled last in a slow run race, got going around the 500m and once balanced just picked them up very easily. Keen to see where they go next, this track or the sunny coast would be the most suitable options.

Not too often Edmonds get a $14 winner on their hometrack but that’s what happened with FALLOW in race 5. Was allowed to lead with the main chances CENTRAL AMERICA and FIREBOX not far off the lead and ready to pounce. FALLOW found a couple of lengths on the corner and that was the difference as FIREBOX let down late and just missed. In a similar race soon on the home track FIREBOX can win. PICTON another pass mark as well.

Want to mention one that missed a place in race 7, SIDEKISS. Take nothing away from the placegetters, just feel this horse will be the one to improve out of it and who might be able to make us a dollar shortly. Led them up, gave a nice kick, the effort fresh might have just told late so could improve sharply.

Horses to follow:

SIDEKISS

FIREBOX

MISSED THE ALARM

Wednesday 27 November 2019

Profitable day for those that jumped on and got our midweek selections. AMORITA paid $5+ while IN HIS STRIDE was around $2.70 a place.

Here are the horses to follow from the meeting.

BADOOSH – Always promised to be a good horse but has taken time to break through. Showed a good turn of foot in trials and took that to the races yesterday. He can go through the grades this time in work.

VANNA GIRL – was 2nd to the horse above. Got a long way back and attacked the line. Will not be a maiden for long.

THE DRINKS CART – This was a horse to follow off the trials section and even though he did a few things wrong this win was arrogant and he’s a horse who will win his fair share of races.

SPECIAL THING – I just can’t get my head around how much this horse has improved. A very good ride to slide forward and put the horse into the race before the corner. The winner just had a far better run. Back out to 2000m+ would be ideal now.

Saturday 23 November 2019

Only the one winner from the three selections this week – EQUIPPED who was well supported. FLATTER probably had excuses as that’s not the way to ride her and SAYS WHO was simply plain. This meeting was actually better than I expected and I’m sure we can find a few upcoming winners in the review.

Race 2 – 3yr old 1200m

All honours to the winner SCOUT, got it good up front and bolted away. A couple here I want to mention who can win over the next month or so. PICTON is still a maiden and eligible for easier than this. His last couple of runs have been good, placed in 5 of 11 and can find the right race next time out. ZIGALLENE might just need one more to bring her on but she’ll win races this prep. She was well held off a tempo that didn’t suit but I can’t wait for her to get out to 1600m or further. In my opinion that’s where we will see her at her best.

Follow: PICTON and ZIGALLENE

Race 3 – Class 2 900m

Best win of the day. USMANOV returned a gelding and he was exceptional. This suited perfectly, the speed was on and it played into his hands. In saying that, he blew them away and he will go through the grades this time in without a shadow of a doubt.

Follow: USMANOV

Race 5 –  Benchmark 68 2400m

We did tip EQUIPPED and he did bolt in but he’s not one that I want to rush into next start. He got a very good steer from A Allen. When the speed went out of the race he decided to lead and dictate to the others. A good win in a weak race is where we will leave it.

Race 7 – Class 6 Plate 1200m

Probably a bit of a blunder on my behalf here, wanted to tip CRUZE but he was a horse I knew the market would tell the story with. If he was ready to go he’d be well supported and that’s how it panned out. He and PIRACY had good runs and fought it out most of the straight. COMIC STORY is ready to win after the two recent runs. He raced in restricted room and even though he’d love a drop of rain we won’t get I’m happy to follow him and see if they can find the right race for him.

Follow: CRUZE and COMIC STORY

Race 8 – Class 1 1400m

Take nothing away from the quinella here, both DYNAMIC THINKER and ROYAL WARFARE were good runs. DYNAMIC THINKER was heavily supported, gave a great kick and looked all over the winner before ROYAL WARFARE got the bob in on the line. ROTHENBURG should have won the race. Got shuffled back in the run, hampered on the corner and even though he got out with 250m to go he just ran out of time to reel them in. Hoping they find another Saturday race at the Aquis Park shortly.

Follow: ROTHENBURG

Saturday 16 November 2019

*Some good results for the best bets.

IN GREAT NIC $5.50 (best price raceday) into $3.40 (2nd)

BORN BAD $2.70 into $2.15. (1st)

SUKWHINDER $1.80 into $1.45 (1st)

Five winners under $2.20 on the day so a very hard day to find value but there were some very tidy efforts and a few horses we can follow moving forward.

Race 1: 1100m Maiden:

The first two over the line will be winning more races. DEVINE FACTOR got the gun run throughout and every possible chance. She couldn’t have done much more, showed a good turn of foot to hold the others at bay and she might fulfill her potential this time in. BEACHBREAK looked to be off the bit before the corner, once balanced up she was very good through the line and took some ground off the winner. Very keen to follow them both.

Follow: BEACHBREAK and DEVINE FACTOR

Race 4: Benchmark 75 1200m:

BORN BAD missed the kick before being driven to find a very good spot just off the speed. He was able to find clear air on the point of the corner and it was race over from there. HEARTS LIFTED had no luck at all in the straight and should have finished a lot closer to BORN BAD, she can be winning shortly. COLPO DI TAMBURO has found some very good form recently which continued here, three wide the trip and a good effort to run 2nd.

Follow: BORN BAD, HEARTS LIFTED and COLPO DI TAMBURO

Race 6: Maiden 1400m:

Just a maiden win but I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot more of SUPERGIANT. We mentioned how well he trialled on Monday in the trial review and he ran right up to that. He won with his head on his chest and the best part of his race was his last 50m. Out to a mile and beyond will be ideal.

Follow: SUPERGIANT

Tuesday 05/11/2019 and Saturday 09/11/2019

JET A ONE – Wide the entire trip, also took a little riding. Deep Field colt who should be winning more races off this win.

KING’S EXPRESS – Might not have been the strongest maiden and a small field but I did like the effort of this horse . Never clear and looked to resent being in tight racing room. Good through the line and keen to see if they can find the right race next start.

FLATTER – A very nice debut. Beaten by a better one on the day but this was a run of a horse who will be winning races shortly.

ROYAL PHOENIX – Wide and took off early, looked gone at the 300m but fought on. Would like to see him settle better in races but if he finds some tempo and can park behind the leaders, he’ll be well placed.

Thought it was worth noting two rides that caught me eye over the two meetings

Carly Frater – Loved the ride on CATCH ME LATAR. We tipped it on track, as much as $34 was bet, she settled back on this horse before creeping forward from the 800m and kept going to corner in front. The horse run around a little in the straight and may have cost itself the race. Loved the ride.

Allan Chau – The ride on HOLBROOK was a peach. Pushed forward to find the front and slowed them down. Had a horse circle and cross, didn’t panic and just waited until straightening where he was able to reel the leader in and hold the others at bay.

Saturday 02/11/2019

We have to start with PAY WITH CASH. I tipped HAUTCLERE in the race but PAY WITH CASH was one of our horses to follow and this win was something else! He bungled the start and was about 10 lengths off the leader mid race. No doubt it was helped by a tearaway leader, they went way to quick and that leader got a stitch, no surprise there. HAUTCLERE sat 2nd, had every possible to hold off the winner but PAY WITH CASH was simply too good. Both his wins have now come after missing the start, maybe he just has to be ridden quietly. HAUTCLERE was beaten but he will be winning a race soon.

Another dominant winner was SIMPLY SACRED who was one of our horses to follow out of the trial reviews. She got a lovely ride and put them to the sword early in the straight to run away and win by 2.75 lengths. She also ran quick time, about 9 lengths quicker than Desert Knight in the boys division.  She will go through the grades for the Edmonds team.

*Although these three were either tipped or already horses to follow I’m more than happy to stick with them!

Horses to follow: PAY WITH CASH, HAUTCLERE and SIMPLY SACRED

Saturday 26/10/2019

This week again proved how valuable the reviews can be as have had some very good results already with horses to follow and sectional stars. Last week LUANA paid $12 while both blackbook horses LOVE STRUCK and GIVEMEAMINUTE both won on Saturday.

This week was a good days racing and nice to get 2/3 with OWN SWEET WAY $4 and GIVEMEAMINUTE $2.90 winning as Best Bets.

I’m going to start with the 3yr old maiden race. Take nothing away from the winner Hail Manhattan or the other placegetters. I just feel MISS WHITTINGTON can be winning a race if they throw a senior jock on and draw a gate. She looked as though she’d run into the race but was very green in the straight. I’d love a senior to jump on and teach her a few things, Stephen Lee uses Jake Bayliss a bit and I’d love to see him ride. The horse should learn a lot from the raceday experience.

In the 900m benchmark 65 PAPER TRADE had the big weight so they opted for the 2kg claim. The gelding got further back then they’d have expected but to be honest the 900m was just too short. Did race best around 1000m last prep but 1100m-1200m more than suitable also. Will strip fitter for the run and keen to see what race the Hulbert stable picks out next.

SHOOTING LOVE simply blew them away, in a different league and it’s a win of a horse who will win more races.

Summary of horses to follow:

SHOOTING LOVE

MISS WHITTINGTON

PAPER TRADE

Saturday 19/10/2019

Hopefully punters have been checking the reviews and sectionals on this page and noticed LUANA which won Race 2 on Saturday (paid $12), was mentioned in both segments a fortnight ago. The reviews are every bit as important as the tips later in the week.

We were able to get the monkey off the back with ELIXIR winning the last race on Saturday. As much as $4.40 was bet, he touched odds on before getting out to black figures late.

I am going to focus on the first and last races of the day in the review.

Race 1: Looks a decent sort of form race and a few on debut ran very well. Solid tempo for this grade throughout and it was enough to give them all a chance. ALEXANDRA ROAD was up on that speed, was still in the firing line with 100m to go and just tired late, still a good effort and I’d like to see it ridden the same way over 1000m. ENTERTAINER was behind the speed getting a nice run, yes he was a beaten fav but there was merit to the run and sure to improve from the day at the races. THE DARK won this fair and square, probably started over the odds off a decent trial and really attacked the line to win well. SHE’S CROWNED was a 5yr old mare having her first run, she was run off her legs but got to the outside and was excellent late. Should be a few winners come out of this race.

FOLLOW: THE ENTERTAINER (in similar). ALEXANDRA ROAD (back to 1000m) and THE DARK can win again this prep.

Race 7: As much as $4.40 was bet about ELIXIR but the support come for him and GALWAY GIRL. The market had it as a two-horse race before they jumped. ELIXIR was able to get the perfect run in transit and on the corner the leader rolled off to present him with the perfect run along the fence. He sprinted quickly and it was race over at the 200m mark. He was able to win by 4.5L and he might get some confidence from that and should be able to win again soon in the right race. GALWAY GIRL is going well and she was good through the line. A similar race like this on her home track would be suitable.

FOLLOW: ELIXIR

Saturday 05/10/2019

Big card of racing but a strip out for our first week of selections unfortunately. Wouldn’t say there was a leader bias by any means but it did seem a lot of horses were looming and looking the winner right down the outside but they seemed to struggle the last 100m. Early in the day a few were choosing to leave the fence alone but there was no need to be doing that and as the day went on they actually stayed to the fence.

As a whole I don’t think the meeting was as strong as the week before – not a heck of a lot we can follow with a lot of confidence but still a few good runs throughout the day.

Here are the horses to follow:

HEARTS DENIED – Had every possible chance on debut by leading as he liked. He did do a lot wrong, stewards noted he hung most of the race and every chance Heathcote will tinker with gear or maybe add a senior to ride. Feel he will take massive improvement from the experience at the track and won’t be a maiden for long.

LUANA – Got back a long way in a race dominated by those up on speed. First four around the corner were the first four home. She made good ground and will be a lot better suited in a race with speed. She can be hard to catch but has a win in her this prep if things pan out.

GIVEMEAMINUTE – Lightly raced mare who might have had a few issues throughout her career. Only 2nd run back from a long break and was very good late here. Beauregard went straight past her but this mare found and was able to steal third position back.

SCILAGO – He took a while to break maiden status but is now looking at a hat trick. Got the gun run but put them away very easily. Can win a Class 2 soon.

Saturday 28/09/2019

Some of these Class 1 races at the Gold Coast have been strong recently and one of them from Saturday is the race I want to focus on in the blackbook section this week.

The market in race 7 was dominated by three-four horses. LOVE STRUCK, PAY WITH CASH and ROYAL FACTOR were all respected but STAY SMART for Costa was the best backed runner. STAY SMART pushed on to lead and looked to be travelling sweetly on the corner. Not long after straightening LOVE STRUCK and PAY WITH CASH loomed large and in the drive to the line it was LOVE STRUCK who proved too strong. The form from this race should hold up over the next month or two and I think we can make some money following it, I’s be very surprised if there aren’t multiple winners come out of it.

HORSES TO FOLLOW from the meeting:

PAY WITH CASH Not sure why he’s accepted and scratched in a couple of races he’d have won recently but the effort here was good. Jumped well for the first time and given every opportunity off the back of a good Dittman ride. He’s got a nice action and sure to win a couple of races this prep.

STAY SMART– A few punters might have been a bit upset with him being rolled as fav but as mentioned this was a hot class 1. He’s in a good stable and likely to be better for the first run with the new stable.

LOVE STRUCK– He’d been competitive in decent metropolitan races so no surprise to see him win here. The drop in grade was the key and if they just want to go through the grades he can be winning again.

ZOULOU DANCER I’ll admit she is a frustrating horse but she does have ability and is in very good form at present. Two double figure gates have ruined her chances at both her last two runs. She got a long way back but strong through the line again.

Sectionals

All sectionals are provided courtesy of puntingform.com.au

Saturday 28 March 2020 

ISAREADY – As mentioned in the blackbook this horse was outstanding on debut. Missed the kick over the short trip and was good attacking the line and running over the top of them late. Ran the fastest L400m and 200m of the day. (22.04-11.12)

ALPENDURADA – Didn’t win but ran the best L800-600-400-200m of the race. Most impressive part of the last 200m split of 11.68 was the last 50m and ready to win next time out.

COUNTER MEAL – Drifted back to last and then the widest horse in the straight. Ran the quickest split from the 600-400m to tack on and then the fastest L200m of the race which was also the = quickest L200m of the day. (11.12).

Saturday 21 March 2020

GYPSY TOFF – Really good option going back, there was always going to be a hot tempo and if they pushed on it was going to be a horror show. Went back off the fast tempo and ran the best last 600m-400m-200m of the meeting (32.02-21.54-10.74)

TIOMO – Still filthy for not tipping or backing this at the $14 opening price! Had been racing ok and improved 3rd up. Even tempo and was clearly the best late. Clearly the best last 400m and 200m of the race. (23.34-1168) and the only horse to break 12 sec the last 200m.

TOO HOT TOO HOLD – Sectionals very good, just have to be a bit wary with horses like this who have the ordinary get back pattern. That pattern cost her the race again probably. Was able to run the best last 800m-600m-400m-200m of the race and still only managed 3rd. Looking for a race with a bit of tempo.

Saturday 14 March 2020

*A great days racing on a drying track. Unfortunately we only got a couple of placing’s with the value selections but was nice to get the quaddie up.

REMOVAL – $13 was bet and got as low as $3.90. The best splits of the day were from this 900m which is no surprise. He ran the best last 600m-400m-200m of the day (32.86-22.64-11.16)

RED STINA – Only two horses broke 12 seconds for the last 200m. She was hopeless out of the gates and had every right to finish off. Looking for 1400m+ and Eagle Farm now.

KISUKANO – Up on a very fast tempo (6.3L quicker than Class Benchmark to the 600m). Still the best last 400m and 200m of the race, she is a ripper. (25.02-12.74)

GREY MISSILE – Worked from outside to lead at 3.5L faster than Class Benchmark. Was still able to find late and run 3rd best L200m of the race. (12.54) Gee he deserves another win.

RAGING POLE- This horse is going far better than it reads. Dropped right out his last two runs. Best last 800m – 600m – 400m of the race here and just the hopeless position from the bad gate cost him. Wait until he draws a gate and he can be winning.

Saturday 7 March 2020

Another even day of racing. Bring on this week with the running of ‘The jewel’.

UNO AMOR – Really good win this. Had a bit to do and was able to run the best last 400m (22.32) and last 200m (10.96) of the entire meeting.

FAY CONQUERS ALL – Not the strongest race we have seen but should nearly have won. Very good last 600m (only one in the race to break 34 – 33.73) and her last 200m was clearly the best of the race (11.13)

JACKPOT JAY – Just a different level than these. Best last 600m – 400m – 200m of the race and ran right away from them. (34.30-23.42-11.76). Can go on with it now.

Saturday 29 February 2020

Here are the best from the sectionals and a few that could be winning for us soon.

IAMICAN – Very slow run race and she set herself too big of a task. Her 22.88 and 11.32 were the best 400m and 200m splits of the whole meeting.

ELECTRIC DRAGON – Might have been beaten and the winners late splits better but they went 4.4L quicker than the class benchmark to the 600m and this horse led. Still strong through the line and sure to win one over the 900m here soon if they find the right race.

LET’S PARTY MARTY – Might have been a $10 pop but won like a $2 shot. Led at a very fast tempo (9.8L quicker than benchmark for the class to the 600m). Rare for a horse to do that and still run the fastest last 200m of the race, that’s what happened here. 11.76 was the equal best last split after doing all the work in the run.

HOLBROOK – He was very good late here. The winner looked dominant but HOLBROOK ran the best last 400m (23.44) and clearly the best last 200m of the race (11.56). Might be nearing a win off this.

Saturday 22 February 2020

*Not a bad days racing but not a lot of sectionals stars to come out of it.

LE DUDE – Wanted to mention him here. He was beaten 3.7L but was 1800m back to 1100m. Form had been good before this and out to 1400m+ can go close soon. His 11.34 was the 3rd best L200m of the race. (His last 100m was excellent).

REPLICATION – Only two horses broke 12 sec for the L200m in this race. He was the best of them and ran 11.64. Time was good but the most impressive part was the last 50m where he savaged the line. Can win again.

SINGLE AGAIN – A race where a lot of them had good late splits. Her 22.26 and 11.10 were the best L400m and 200m of the day.

ZIGALLENE – She had been a frustration this prep and good to see her finally bring her best. She got it good enough up front to give a kick and that’s what she did. Her L200m of 11.36 was nearly half a second quicker than anything else in the race. Dominant win.

Saturday 15 February 2020

FREDDIE FOX TROT and DEFENCE MISSILE – These two put a gap in the rest and had a great battle from the 200m home. They were the only two in the race to break 24 and 12 sec for the last 400m and 200m. FFT (23.60-11.92) and DM (23.86-11.98). Both very good runs and well suited in similar grade.

SUNDAY SASSY and CANDY FLOSS – Another race where two horses dominated. SUNDAY SASSY is a handy one on the way up and CANDY FLOSS will be winning something similar soon. Clearly the best last splits of the race as expected. Here are their last 400m and 200m splits. SS (24.20-12.00) and CF (24.28-12.02)

Not a horse I really want to be following but the splits of DASH FOR VAN were good. Went out 3.4 lengths quicker than the class benchmark and was still able to have the =2nd best last 200m of the race (12.96) and that’s where the race was won, tough effort.

Saturday 1 February 2020

*Not a lot of standout performers this week.

ROYAL ATOM – Race was run to suit those up on speed and he was clearly the best of those from the back. Best last 600-400-200m of the race. (34.68-23.56-11.72)

REAL APPEAL – A few good runs in this race. I was surprised how far back this horse got. He ran the best split from the 800-600m and was still able to run the 2nd best last 400m and 200m of the race.

TIERRA DEL FUEGO – Fastest last 800-600-400 and equal best last 200m (11.80) of the last race. A nice return to racing and should be better for this. Looks like one who could win a couple of races this prep around this track.

25 January 2020

*Very similar to our review section this week.

Another good result for those following the trials section with GREY MISSILE and SEENTOOMANY both winning over the weekend.

UNO EYNO – Came from midfield off a slow tempo and was able to run the 2nd best last 400m and 200m of the day. (23.46-11.60). Had to get off the fence and only let down inside the 400m mark so a very good effort.

BOLD WARRIOR – Up on a fast speed, they went 5.1L faster than the Class benchmark to the 600m and he just kept finding to run the 2nd best last 400m and 3rd best last 200m of the race. Great effort after spending pennies in the run.

BUFFALO GIRL – Placed well out of her grade here and the effort was good. Fastest split of the race from 600-400m and the fastest last 200m also. Placed back in grade I’d be following.

4 January 2020

CELLARMAID – She simply loses sight of the bunny in some of her races. She was way out the back again and even though this was the longest race on the card she ran a 10.92 last 200m which was the 3rd fastest last 200m of the day! The winner was the only other horse in the race to break 12 sec (11.80). She looks like a horse who is screaming to be tried in blinkers.

TYCOON ACE – This horse and stable are flying and has been for 6 months. Awkward gate made it tough but once he balanced up he was excellent. Fastest last 400m of the day (21.98) and 2nd best last 200m of the day (10.92)

YAMAZAKI – This was amazing. 2nd best last 400m of the meeting but the story was her last 200. She ran 10.52, that was 0.40 better than anything on the day which equates to around 2.5L. The best run of the day for mine.

SHOGUN SUN – Best last 800-600-200m of the race. They went very slow which made his task impossible, he’s gone as well as he possibly could given the circumstances.

Saturday 14 December 2019

We did strike a wet track and not the strongest meeting after scratching’s so just a couple to mention this week.

GLEN ORD – Comes out of the staying race. While many races on the day had very slow tempos, this race was run at an avg tempo and was over 1800m. This bloke still ran the 3rd best last 200m of the meeting (11.96). One of the better efforts of the day.

BOSENDI – Was well supported but got a long way out of his ground. He was able to run the best last 600m – 400m – 200m of the race (36.12/25.12/12.88), just had too big of a task. Can win soon with a better draw.

7 December 2019

MERLIN’S MAGIC – Off this run you have to wonder how it’s been a maiden for so long. This was an enormous run after missing the kick by many lengths. She ran her last 600m in 34.28 and the next best was 35.32. Her last 400m was 6 lengths better than anything else in the race.

DANTE ROSSETTI – This was the ride of the day but I shouldn’t take anything away from the horses effort either. 34.24 last 600m was the only horse in the race to break 35sec. Also clear best last 400m and 200m of the race. The 11.44 for the last 200m was the 9th best of the meeting, this was an 1800m race, the longest race on the program. A very good effort.

L’AMANTE – About the best win of the day. Led at an average tempo so had every right to give a kick but that’s exactly what she did and put a gap in them. last 600m 33.64, 400m 22.34, 200m 11.36.

30 November 2019 

HELSUN – The fresh run was a bit of an eye catcher and backed that effort up here. Got a long way back and was suited by the fast speed up front but again savaged the line late. Was the only horse to break 24sec (last 400m) and the last 200m 12.18 was also the quickest of the race.

FALLOW – Lead at 2.5L quicker than average and ran the quickest split of the race from the 600m – 400m mark. The effort to keep going and hold them off was very good.

FIREBOX – Beaten by the horse above but the effort was good. Fastest last 400m of the race (23.88, next best was 24.18). Also the fastest last 200m of the race, strong though the line without catching winner.

RIDE OF THE DAY – Anthony Allen – READABEEL. He went before the corner and committed. The horse responded and bolted in. The exact tactics we wanted on our tip BRANDO, he was however going backwards on the fence which isn’t ideal for a one paced horse. Great ride by Anthony Allen.

Saturday 23 November 2019

USMANOV- Obviously the 900m race will have some of the best sectionals but this guy returned a gelding and also returned the fastest last 600m (32.48), last 400m (21.92) and last 200m (11.20).

ROTHENBURG- Sectionals probably don’t tell the full story here. He was held up for a couple of hundred meters and still ran the best last 600m – 400m – 200m of the race. He was the only one to break 35 sec last 600m and his 34.96 was 0.60 faster than anything else in the race.

Saturday 16/11/2019

*Here are a few we can follow that ran well off the clock on a good days racing. (sectionals- puntingform.com.au)

Race 1:

DEVINE FACTOR and BEACHBREAK both very good efforts. They ran identical times for their last 600m (33.76) and were the only two horses to break 34 sec. They also ran the same last 400m split (22.56) while no other horse in the race broke 23 sec. Both can win soon.

Race 3:

CLASS OF ROYALTY led the race running along at an average tempo giving the rest of the field every opportunity but he was clearly still too good. After leading he was able to kick and run the fastest last 600m, 400m and 200m of the race. His 23.65 last 400m was one of only two horses to break 24 sec in the race.

Race 6:

This was an excellent debut from SUPERGIANT. He looks a good stayer in the making. Was up on an average speed and was clearly the best last 400m and 200m of the race. His last 200m in 11.68 was the equal 8th best of the meeting. He has a future and should go through the grades early in his career.

Tuesday 05/11/2019 & Saturday 09/11/2019

Just a couple from the week of racing at the Gold Coast this week for our sectional stars.

FLATTER – Loved the run of this filly on debut. Love to back horses having their 2nd career run and that’s what I’ll be doing here. Off a slow tempo she was able to run the fastest last 800-600-400-200m of the meeting. Very tidy effort at her first start and in a very astute stable who will place her to win.

LUANA – This is a horse that made the blackbook after her fresh run this prep. She has since won at double figure odds and has run enormous again here at $31. They did go fast, so she had every right to finish off, but finish off she did! She ran the fastest last 600m (34.26), 400m (23.16), 200m (11.60) splits of the race. She is in great form and 1400m around the Gold Coast is perfect.

Saturday 02/11/2019 

*Just the two that really stood out this week.

PAY WITH CASH – Highlighted in the review section on two occasions now and Saturday’s performance obviously supported in sectionals. Missed the start and was a long way off the main pack. Ran a 10.12 split between the 800m – 600m mark. That is flying and was still able to keep going and be the only horse in the race to break 12sec for the last 200m.

SIMPLY SACRED – A dominant win. She ran the best last three splits of the race. 34.52 for her last 600m (only one to break 35sec), 23.72 for her last 400m (only one to break 24sec) and last 200m in 11.88 (only one to break 12sec).

Saturday 26/10/2019

GIVEMEAMINUTE – This mare was in the blackbook and made the sectional stars section a few weeks back. She got the job done on Saturday and was again a sectional star. She led and did get it good up front with Kilner dictating to them. The impressive part was the last two splits. She ran the fastest last 400m (23.96). Also ran 11.88 last 200m and was the only horse to break 12sec in the race.

PRINCESS ARABELLA – She was very tough up on speed here. She led in a time 6.3L quicker than the avg for this class to the 600m. The winner come from last off that hot tempo. PRINCESS ARABELLA still ran the 3rd best last 400m and 200m of the race. She can be winning a similar race soon.

SHOOTING LOVE – Some sort of win this. Led at 3.9L quicker than avg but was still able to run the fastest last 400m (24.12) and last 200 (12.00) of the race. The next best last 200m of the race was 0.38 slower than this horse who’d gone at a fast tempo all race.

*Have a great week and be sure to check in for the weeks Trial report up soon*

Saturday 19/10/2019.

Just the seven race card but a few good runs throughout the day.

(Sectionals from puntingform.com.au)

SHE’S CROWNED – 5yr old mare on debut. She got back in an average run race and let rip the last 200m. She ran 11.66 and that was the fastest last 200m of the day, fair effort on debut.

CHARWAY – A little surprising this, she’s a very hard horse to catch but the sectionals were very good. Worth noting, they went slow to make it a bit of a sprint home. She’s run the fastest last 800m, 600m and 400m of the day as well as the 2nd best last 200m of the day. (last 400m = 22.82 and only one to break 23sec for the meeting)

ELIXIR – Sat behind leaders on an average tempo and was able to give a very good kick to run the best last 400m and 200m of the race. 3rd best last 200m of the meeting. (23.02 and 11.84).

TOO HOT TO HOLD – Doesn’t look good on paper but went back to a long last. Was used to run best splits of the race from the 800-600 and 600-400. After doing that work she still ran the 2nd best last 200m of the race behind Elixir so the run was better than it looked.

Saturday 05/10/2019

Probably not as strong of a meeting as we have witnessed at Aquis Park over the last month. I still think there were a few hoses that have run well on the sectionals. Here are a few worth noting.

*A couple of the sectional stars back up our review/blackbookers this week.

LUANA – A long way back in a walking race up front. Clearly the fastest last 600m of the race (was one of the better races of the day). She ran 33.49 for the last 600m and was only one of two horses that broke 34 in the race.

WIRNPA – Not a lot has gone right for this bloke all prep. He was just ok out and was then used up to sit outside the leader in a fast run race. Wasn’t able to hold them off but the 11.53 was still the 4th best in the race and was strong through the line. Can find the right race soon.

SCILAGO – It was only a class 1 but this horse has turned a corner. I had him pegged as one that might promise to win a race and just kept finding one better. He’s just kept improving, the maiden win was good, the trial after that was good and this win was good enough to say he can win a class 2 shortly. Sat behind the slow tempo here so he did get the favours, he still ran the best last 400 and last 200m of the race (23.74 / 11.92)

Saturday 28/09/2019

REZABELLE – Yes it was only a 900m race but it was also just a maiden and this mare improved sharply. She is in a good stable and might be able to win again soon after running the 3rd best L400m (22.32) and 3rd best L200m (11.40) of the meeting. Only two horses in this race broke 12 sec for the L200m.

FULL NELSON He has shown plenty of ability and although he is still improving, I feel there is still a bit to go. His effort here was very good. He led at 6.3L faster than the benchmark for the class to the 600m and was still the 3rd best L200m of the race (12.26). He was beaten fair and square but can be winning a similar race soon.

ZOULOU DANCER She has been plagued by bad gates her last couple and it may well have cost her the race here. She got back in a race they went 6.6L slower than the benchmark for the class and her task was impossible from back there. She ran the 2nd fastest L400m of the race and the best L200m (11.44) to say she can be winning soon.

Trials

Tuesday 23 March 2020

Working overtime this week with a massive set of trials to go over and hopefully find some upcoming winners! Loving every minute and fingers crossed we can keep racing.

TRIAL 2 – (2yr old 1000m) 59.47

Had to like what you witnessed here with WAVE MAKER. He’s a Dissedent colt who has now trailed well a couple of times. Loomed up without being asked for an effort and through the line untouched. Keen to see him step out. SIZZLEPEL was good also but the story of the trial was WAVE MAKER.

TRIAL 4 – (2yr old 1000m) 1.03.02

Seems a very slow trial. In saying that, NEUTRON could not have been more impressive. Had trialed well previously and looks a ready made race horse. Settles ok and has a turn of foot. I’d be very surprised if he’s not winning early in his career.

TRIAL 5 – (Open 1000m) 1.02.44

Just as you’d expect a horse with a high cruising speed such as FROM WITHIN usually trials as well as anything. This was about as good of a trial as you’d wish to see. She has come back in great order and could have won by as far as she wanted if let down but went to the line under a hold. JAY JAY D’AR and TYZONE did all they needed to.

TRIAL 6 – (Open 1000m) 59.84

One of the stronger trials with WINTER BRIDE winning. She was the class and team Edmonds would have loved what they saw. IVY’S DREAM and MASLOW also trialed well and keen to see them trial again.

TRIAL 7 – (Open 1000m) 58.61

I always felt SESAR was going to be a star, he’s had multiple stables now and back in QLD. He was a surprise leader here and was a pretty good effort. It’s a bit of a trust thing with him and I want to see him do it race day and not get carried away with his trials. THE PINES was outstanding late here. She is one you can trust! She has won 5 of 7 and will build on that record.

TRIAL 8 – (3yr old 1000m) 59.16

Not sure what to make of the quinella here as they are new to the state (SACRED STONE, RUBICK KINGDOM). Had to say both were asked for efforts but both responded. They create some interest and I’d like to see them trial again to get a better guide on them.

TRIAL 10 – (3yr old 1000m) 59.70

German bred BAJANO was pushed out on the corner to steal a break and looked pretty good. Should be able to win races once he hits the track off this trial. VANNA GIRL was the eye catcher. She was excellent last prep, she may well continue to improve and run in some handy races this time in work. Lengthened nice in the straight without ever getting pushed out.

Thursday 27 February 2020

These trials were originally to be held on Monday but were rescheduled to Thursday after 45mm of rain Sunday night and Monday.

TRIAL 4 – OPEN 1000m (1.01.59)

Not a fast run trial and TOP STRIKER had every right to win being the leader. In saying that you had to like the way he went about it. Went to the line untouched in great style. Not getting any younger, still might be placed to win. HAPPY GO PLUCKY might need a couple of runs, very good through the line here.

TRAIL 5 – 3yo 1000m (1.00.08)

FISTICUFFS is well above average and every time he trials he is about the days best. He just cruises like a real dude and travels as good as any horse you’ve seen. He did this extremely easy. MAGIC BEANS was good leading and kept kicking. I’d like to see it do it on the track again before I’m keen to back. RUUCA is another very handy one, it was a good trial and has a future, not as good as the winners trial though.

TRIAL 8 – 1000m CLASS 2 (1.01.83)

Not a quick trial here either and don’t really want to say one trialed better than another. TRUE QUALITY, KATY BOOM, DREAMTIME MAGIC, ATYAAF and COOLWEDGE all trialed well and look for most of them to trial again to get a guide on their next runs.

TRIAL 10 – CLASS 2 1000m (1.01.60)

ZYMATIC is a monster of a horse. He was poor last start but he’s a different horse when fit and rolling in front. Hard to have him off the last start but in the right race on a big track he’s a horse who can keep kicking. SHE ZA BOSS was good through the line and WITHOUT RISK is a horse I’m sure can have a couple of runs and win in town this prep.

TRIAL 13 – MAIDEN (1.01.49)

Not getting too carried away with this trial. I did like TRIPLE THE FUN, have always thought it would be winning races and may well have come back a better horse and ready to string a couple together. BEFANA wasn’t asked for much but really savaged the line late. Keen to see it trial again.

Trial Review – Aquis Park Monday 3 February 2020

TRIAL 1 – 2YR 1000m. (1.00.21)

Take nothing away from ELECTRIC DRAGON, looked good in this trial winning but looked good in a trial before an average debut run. Just want to see her do it in a race before I get carried away. PERNELL has now trialled well twice and keen to see where they go for a debut run. He’s an I AM INVINCIBLE colt so might be some upside there.

TRIAL 2 – 2YR 1000m. (1.00.08)

Three good trials and none really better than the other. XERRI beat IGOR and FARASAN. They cleared out from the rest. Liked the way each went about their business and you’d be surprised if each don’t find a winnable race in their first prep sometime.

TRIAL 3 – OPEN 1000m (58.42)

Not getting carried away here either but FORTIFICATION sweated up, had a high head carriage and still looked ok winning. Maybe some upside, would like to see again. PHOBETOR was the quality runner, just sat off them and went to the line just fine without being asked for an effort.

TRIAL 5 – 3YR (59.71)

Could be the best trial going forward. These two horses GRAND ZOU and FISTICUFFS might be a couple of the better horses in the Edmonds camp. Both horses trialed extremely well and they are sure to win city races this prep. Like both of them a lot, they travel well and have a good turn of foot.

TRIAL 8 – CLASS 2 (1.00.01)

LIABILTY is a Redoute’s Choice gelding who is lightly raced and was pretty good last prep. Got to the front here, had it easy up front and won pretty easy as you’d expect. Can be placed to win a race at home to kick the prep off.

TRIAL 9 – MAIDEN 1000m (58.21)

Again, don’t want to get carried away with VIVID FORTRESS as her previous trials had not been very good. Blinkers went on here and she looked a different horse. She’s another one I’d like to see again but would be keeping safe if she does step out beforehand.

TRIAL 13 – 2YR 900m (55.92)

A couple of good trials from WUDDACUDDASHUUDA and HEMBROW. It was the first time they have hit the track so you had to be impressed. Pretty sure we will see them again before a debut but might be worth keeping an eye for them just in case.

Trial review- Aquis Park 14/01/2020

TRIAL 1 – 2YR OLD – 1000m. (1.01.07)

We have mentioned GRENADO before and this was a trial of an upcoming winner. The son of Pierro just sat behind them, took the inside run and clearly a class above these. Really liked this trial.

TRIAL 3 – OPEN – 1000m (1.00.51)

Good trial this with a few good runs. The best of them were the winner SEENTOOMANY and GREY MISSILE. SEENTOOMANY had trialled well before this and is now ready to head to the track and be very competitive first up. GREY MISSILE has joined the Edmonds team and I’d be very surprised if they don’t add a length or two to him. He was extremely good through the line. DANTE ROSSETTI is a stayer and really liked the effort in this 1000m trial.

TRIAL 5 – OPEN – 1000m (1.00.58)

Nothing to exactly blackbook here, I just wanted to mention the trifecta who are all nice horses to update where they are at. SOVERIEGN NATION hasn’t had the best of luck since joining the Dunn camp but has run well. This was a good trial and might trial again before he races. MANAYA is a mare I thought we might have seen the best of in previous preps. On this trial you’d have to say she may still have a couple of wins left in her. YEAHNAH was another pass mark and good back to the inside.

TRIAL 7 – 3YR OPEN – 1000m (59.89)

BETAIMA was a very easy winner but I have to admit she is a speedy filly who wins nearly all her trials. She was hard to catch last prep and for that reason I want to see her do it race day before I get to excited.

TRIAL 8 – 3YR OPEN – 1000m (1.00.67)

Not a big victory but I feel GRAND ZOU is a bit above average. He showed good ability at times last prep, may have come back a better horse and keen to see what he does this time in work.

TRIAL 12-  MAIDEN 1000m – (1.00.90)

PERFECT QUALITY and MULETA were in a different race than the others here. PERFECT QUALITY only had the one run last prep, has had 6 months off and liked the trial here to kick this prep off. Should be able to win a race for sure.  MULETA also a very good effort, has some breeding and also keen to see what race they find for a debut run.

Trials Review – Aquis Park 31/12/2019

A big set of trials on New Year’s eve and Gibbo has reviewed all 18 of them to hand pick the horses we should be following out of them. Not a lot to note out of the maiden trials but some nice horses have showed they are in form in the better trials.

The first two trials were for 2yr olds. GRENADO looked good under light riding from Colless, ran 55.93 and I really liked the last 50m. DANISH FORTUNE won the other trial but was under hard riding and really asked to hit the line. Nothing stood out in this trial and I’d like to see them all again before I bet on them.

TRIAL 3 – 1000m OPEN (1.00.25)

Wouldn’t say this was a fast trial at all but some good form should come out of it. CRACK ME UP settled back and was asked for very little in the straight. He was still able to run down the stablemate TZIPORAH right on the line. Both were very good trials and if you are a CRACK ME UP fan this will top him off beautifully for his grand final on Millions day.

TRIAL 4 – 1000m OPEN (1.02.10)

Slow trial and as you’d expect after leading KEMALPASA was asked for very little and still able to hold them off. Not certain which race he is up here for but this is what you wanted to see. FIT FOR PURPOSE, ALASKAN SUN, SEENTOOMANY and SAY I CEE YOU all pass marks and happy to say ‘good’ trials.

TRIAL 5 – 1000m OPEN (1.00.96)

Very good trial here. We all know how good MANAYA is and the jock couldn’t get her to go slow enough. Pulled herself to the front the last 200m to win the trial. HARD EMPIRE was excellent here, never asked for an effort and ran 2nd with his head on his chest. YEAHNAH sat back, was asked for a turn of foot which was good before eased again late. RICHEST also good through the line.

TRIAL 9 – 1000m CLASS 2 (59.21)

Loved the trial of CHAMPAGNE VEGA, he’s a horse who might need 2-3 runs before he gets to the right trip but off this trial he’d have to be given some thought in exotics fresh. Was up on speed and too good. Most importantly I felt he made good progression last prep and that looks to have continued.

TRIAL 10 – 1000m CLASS 2 (59.41)

PARKO and ONE MORE CAST both sat off the speed, both saved ground on the corner and came away from the rest of them. PARKO has showed enough in previous preps to say he can win a Class 2 and Class 3 this time in work. Good trial here and should see him step out after the carnival.

TRIAL 18 – MAIDEN- Class 2 900m

Looked a bit of a plain trail on paper, it didn’t work out that way. I’m assuming SIR ROCKET is here for the MM maiden and off this he has to be some hope. I think this year’s edition might have horses like his stablemate Let It Pour who will be short odds. Although they weren’t high quality horses he ran past here, he did look good in doing so.

Trials Review – Aquis Park 02/12/2019

TRIAL 1 – 2yr old 1000m

Not a fast trial by any means. APPARENTLY NOT got it easy up front, was asked for an effort but did look handy enough. GRENADO and SMART ‘N’ SEXY were both good trials, did what they needed to and did everything right. PAREDO was wide throughout, never asked for an effort and in an even trial it was the horse that interests me the most out of this.

Follow: PAREDO

TRIAL 2 – OPEN 1000m

Good trial this, FREDDIE FOX TROT and TYZONE had a class edge on these and as expected they fought the trial out with FREDDIE FOX TROT getting the upper hand late and winning the trial. The surprise was GRACIE BELLE, an ex northern Qld mare who is now with Dunn. This was an exceptional trial against these horses. Keen to see if they trial again or go to the races. CHURNING was a pass mark back in the field.

Follow: GRACIE BELLE

TRIAL 3 – OPEN 1000m

Not a lot to note from this other than the first 4 are all going well. BOOM CHICKA BOOM led them and broke them up a bit. First three around the corner were the first three home. They were BOOM CHICKA BOOM, MALAHIDE and CABERIAN, all handy on their day and all decent trials. CADOGAN got a long way out of his ground, his last 100m was good.

TRIAL 10 – CL2 1000m

Have always felt PARKO was a bit better than his record says. A bit frustrating last prep but did break through at his last start. He led here, looked good and wound down late. Feel he’s one who might be able to string a couple together on his home track if that’s the way they want to go before going back to Metro level. PEPPI LA FEW was good late here and liked the trial of FLIRTY DEB who was a winner two runs back before jumping sharply in grade.

Follow: PARKO

Trials Review – Aquis Park 11/11/2019

Really like this set of trials and I’m sure there are a handful of runners we will be able to profit from in the near future.

Trial 1 – 2yr old 1000m (1:00:34)

Decent enough time for the two year olds. ALL GOOD MILLO was able to lead, gave a kick and was a nice trial. That was on the back of trialing behind Saturday’s metrop winner Lady Banff. In saying that, THE DRINKS CART is the horse I want to follow. I liked the dam Snipzu and this colt by Unencumbered was never really asked for an effort. Loved what I witnessed.

Trial 3 – OPEN 1000m (1:00:02)

Well, they all trialed well. SNOW VALLEY and WHYPEEO were our leaders, they were clear into the straight and they went head to head down the running without any real pressure, very nice trials. REMOVAL and CRACK ME UP were just as good in behind the first two. REMOVAL is going well and this trial will just have him right next time he hits the track. CRACK ME UP was a nice return, he’s a dry / big track horse so I can’t wait to see him at Eagle Farm.

Trial 4 – OPEN 1000m (1:00:70)

Not as impressive as the trial before this but the first three over the line in this are all Class 3 horses so they should be able to all win soon if they are placed in suitable races. PHOBETOR is a very progressive type. He went through the grades nicely last prep, can race on speed and has plenty of upside. He led in the trial, was pressured a little early in the straight but responded and it was soft late. CATALINA MISS and CHURNING both pass marks and did all they were asked to do.

Trial 5 – 3yr old 1000m (1:00:32)

VANNA GIRL was the leader here, was put under pressure in the straight to kick away but was reeled in late by ALIGNMENT. I have a bit of time for the filly ALIGNMENT and she is still a Class 1 horse so I’d expect her to go through the grades this time in work and be a city horse next time in work. Liked the way she picked up late and this would have just been a little hit out to keep her up to the mark as she’s been racing well.

Trial 10 – MAIDEN 1000m (1:01:16)

Slow trial here. We have blackbooked SNAZZ ‘N’ CHARM off his last trial and again off this one. He sat 2nd, wasn’t asked for an effort and I feel he is a very good horse in the making. Happy to see where they place him.

Trial 12 – MAIDEN 1000m (1:00:38)

Decent time for the maidens and the first two over the line put a gap on the rest. KEEN POWER led easily, wasn’t asked for much in the straight and was a very nice trial. SUPERGIANT sat a few lengths off the leader, saved ground on the corner and really liked the way he got to work late to narrow the margin. Both nice trials.

Horses To Follow:

SNAZZ ‘N’ CHARM / THE DRINKS CART / WHYPEEO / SNOW VALLEY / REMOVAL / PHOBETOR / ALIGNMENT

Trial review – AQUIS Park 28/10/2019

Trial 1 – 2yr Old 1000m (59.56)

Think we’ve found a smart one here for the Edmonds camp. WISDOM OF WATER showed good speed, led as he liked, Fradd was trying to slow him down 100m out and he couldn’t stop him. He won by 7L but it could have been 15L if he wanted. Time was good and although the siblings haven’t been great horses this guy looks handy.

Trial 2 – 3yr Old 1000m (59.60)

Another good trial early in the day and a decent time. DEVINE FACTOR was disappointing last prep and just wasn’t the horse we know. She bounced out to lead here, BARODA moved up before the corner and they quickly put a gap on the rest of them. Both trials were very good, not a lot between them and will be nice to see them step out soon.

Trial 3 – 3yr Old 1000m (1.00.00)

Another very strong trial. Not many of these were asked for too much of an effort but still trialed well. SUKWHINDER led the entire and looked good doing so. BATTLE STRIKE is a promising type who went to the line untouched. ZIGALLENE is a filly who can go through the grades this prep, keen to see her get to 1400m – 1600m this time in as she was good through the line.

Trial 7 – 3yr Old 1000m (58.85)

Fast trial here thanks mostly to GEMELLI who didn’t really settle and went hard to lead by a big space mid trial. CHURNING had a soft sort of trial and was good through the line to run third. SNOW VALLEY was the eye-catcher for mine and she’s a filly I’ve always had a lot of time for. She’s not big but this is a good time of year for her to return and she’ll be winning races.

Trial 8 – Class 2 1000 (59.60)

Most of these in this trial are good enough to be winning a Class 2 this prep. USMANOV is mush better than Class 2 grade and he was a dominant winner without being asked for an effort. MULWALA CANAL, BUCEPHALUS, PAY WITH CASH, HEZA GOOD BOY and THE KINGDOM all pass marks.

Trial 13 – Maiden 1000m (1.00.34)

Only a small field and a maiden trial but SNAZZ’N’CHARM is far better than maiden grade. Only a narrow victory in this trail where Byrne never asked for an effort. He’ll go through the grades and will end up a Listed/group type horse in my opinion.

HORSES TO FOLLOW:

WISDOME OF WATER

DEVINE FACTOR

BATTLE STRIKE

SNOW VALLEY

USMANOV

SNAZZ’N’CHARM

TRIALS REVIEW- AQUIS Beaudesert 15/10/2019.

TRIAL 1: OPEN 1050m (1:02:89)

As expected KEEN ARRAY was able to win the trial. He jumped to the front and when given a little squeeze at the top of the straight held the margin to COMIC STORY in 2nd who also trialed well. KEEN ARRAY had trialed well before this and he looks ready to go to the track and be hard to beat. COMIC STORY was very good at the end of last prep, might trial again, not sure but looks to have come back well.

TRIAL 2: OPEN 1050m (1:03:59)

Bit of a speed battle up front in this heat, FANX and MISHANI HONCHO led by 4-6L midway through. TUMULTUOUS is the horse with the best record and you had to like the way he let down in the straight to win the trial. He is a 2000m+ horse when he’s up and about but was very impressive here.

TRIAL 4: TWO YR OLD 1050m (1:04:44)

Most trialed well here. They only went slow and was a bit of a sprint home. HANCORA FIELD led and wasn’t pushed out at all to run 2nd. The Edmonds trained PERNELL cruised past late but wasn’t really asked for an effort either. TESTABELLO for the Dunn camp was eased early, saved ground on the corner and a pass mark to run 3rd. Hard to get a real guide off this tempo and would like to see them step out again.

TRIAL 5: THREE YR OLD 1050m (1:05:03)

The Edmonds three ran 1,2,3 in this. SALINA was given a decent trial she ran along in front and was pushed out to win. Still liked the trial and she’s a Redoute’s Choice filly who might be able to go through the grades up here in the new stable. FALLOW and BARODA probably trialed as good as the winner and wouldn’t mind seeing them again.

TRIAL 7: THREE YR OLD 1050m (1:04:25)

A couple of nice colts here again for the Edmonds camp. GLOBAL CITIZEN made good improvement from his first trial, he led here. Stablemate TACTICAL MOVE loomed alongside and they raced each other in this trial. GLOBAL CITIZEN did everything right while TACTICAL MOVE was a little green and asked for a little more. They went over the line together and both look like horses who can win early in their career.

TRIAL 8: CL2 1050m (1:03:34)

Good CL2 trial this. WILLO TITTO has joined the Costa camp, saved ground and got through under ROTHENBURG to win. Both those horses trialed well. SIMPLY SACRED might have been the best trial here, she might be a stayer but both her recent trials have been very good and might be able to sprint well fresh. USMANOV is a promising type, he was given a very soft trial late and more than a pass mark.

TRIAL 13: CL1-CL5 900m (54.27)

Handy sort of trial this. PAPER TRADE found some good form at the end of last prep, he found the front here and liked the way he held them all off. Should be able to win more races this time in work. Best trial here was BLUE COMET, he’s a still a CL3 horse and was placed out of his grades last prep (understandable as he looks handy). If Noel Doyle wants, he can find a couple of nice races to go through the grades now.

TRIAL 14: MAIDEN 900m (53.35)

All about OH FIVE GLORY in this trial. As expected she dominated the rest of these. She’s well above average and off this trial the Hulbert team will be able to find a few suitable races, likely to stick to the sprint trips this time in work I would suspect.

BEST OF THE TRIALS:

OH FIVE GLORY

BLUE COMET

GLOBAL CITIZEN

TACTICAL MOVE

Gold Coast Trials – 30/09/19

*A massive 18 trials at Aquis Park today on a Good 4 surface. Fourteen trials over 1000m and four over the 900m. Here are some comments of the best trials and trailers from the morning.

TRIAL 2- 1000m. OPEN (59.35)

The second quickest of the 1000m trials and you’d expect so being the open race. KEEN ARRAY was able to hold the fence and slide up before the corner to lead. Really liked what we witnessed here. He did race well for the Edmonds stable at his first prep for them but he is 17 runs without a win. CELLARMAN was the other eye catcher but he is also a long time between wins and that’s the query.

TRIAL 5- 1000m. 3YR OLD (1.01.56)

A slow trial here but liked the way most of them went. Focusing on the first four over the line, KALLIE was the winner and COMPLIANCE the runner up. Both weren’t asked for a lot. KALLIE was just pushed out a little more to win the trial. Loved the run of INDIAN DREAMER who is yet to make a debut, he is a son of Sepoy and come from last to be the strongest through the line and could have won if pushed out. The other Edmonds runner BEFANA had a very easy time of it but again very good and keen to see if they trial again or go straight to the races.

TRIAL 10- CLASS 2 (1.00.54)

Another trial most of them went well. SIMPLY SACRED has had a stable change and now with the Edmonds. Showed a bit last prep, may have just trained off or it all just come a bit soon for her. She won the trial but thought the sneaky trial of the stablemate HAUTCLERE was every bit as good. He is an ex-Victorian who has only won the one race but placed on six other occasions and looks well placed with the new stable to work his way through the grades. ROCK DANCER was good through the line, CHINA PLATE led them up before having an easy time late and BULLET SHOT also a pass mark.

TRIAL 17- CLASS 1-6.  900m (54.55)

Easily the quickest of the 900m trials and very confident multiple winners will come out of this trial. BULLET SPEED was four wide the trip but still showed a good turn of foot and was then as good as anything through the line. He’s a Snitzel gelding who won his only race start last prep and will be going through the grades this prep. The Dunn stablemate ROTHENBURG ran 2nd here, he was another who ran well last prep and should be able to get to CL3 level through this prep. SHEZANDI AS joins the Bruce Hill stable from Victoria, she brings a record of (8:1:3:2) and she can build on that off this trial.

OTHERS RUNNERS OF NOTE:

TESTABELLO was in the 2yr old (Trial 15). He’s a big beautiful colt but still a bit raw so I’d say we will see him at the trials again before he hits the track. Looks to have a stack of ability and keen to see where he can get to this prep.

RIDERSHILL is a Bryan and Daniel Guy 3yr old who won Trial 16. He didn’t show great speed early, was just behind the leaders on the corner and when asked he found a couple of lengths like good horses do. He may take a run or two but he’s another I’m sure can run well throughout his first racing prep.

DIVINE ELEVEN, a Redoute’s Choice colt who had a very quiet first trial at Murwillumbah in May was able to win Trial 18. The runner up ALL STYLE also trialled well, I was just taken with DIVINE ELEVEN when he let down. A nice big action and looks to cover ground really well.