Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews the Gosford meetings this afternoon, with horse racing tips and analysis for 3 selected races. Good luck, punters!


There is so much to like about this race. Money coming for a few of these but none more than the unraced 3YO colt by Snitzel named BLUESKIN who might be very handy. He was 3rd in a trial last week, sitting very wide all the way and not being allowed to extend down the running. Is a big boy and looks a ready-made racehorse. Certainly connections must think so as he firmed appreciably overnight in the market with the corporate bookies. JOYZEL has placed at past two at this level so must be considered a winning hope here too.

Tip: BLUESKIN @$2.00

A really good chance to make money here. I love the placement of MISS TAMBO who is having just her 2nd race start. On debut, at Scone, she jumped and ran along in front like a scalded cat, weakening final stages to be claimed late and finish 2nd. That experience will tighten her up. She will also learn a great deal from that and this is no harder and is 80m shorter. I think from the rails draw she leads all the way and beats home HAYAMI who was very disappointing 2nd last start but should improve in this.

Tip: MISS TAMBO @ $1.85

I can’t believe this bloke HARD LANDING is a $14 chance. He is 3rd up from a spell, drops a long, long way in class here and wasn’t all that far off them in a Bm 78 last start when 6th. The 3kg claim for Ellen Hennessy here makes him a weighted special in my eyes. Lots of money for the unbeaten SHADOW DEVIL but he is the opposite – he’s rising a long way in grade following his win last start. I think Hard Landing is certain to run a blinder.

Tip: HARD LANDING @ $14.60