Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL previews Saturday’s Gold Coast meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 9 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Soft 5
Rail Position: Out 1.5m 900m-400m, True Remainder.
CARARTIE brings some sound form up from Sydney. Been placed in all three starts this time in and she is ready to break her maiden status.
ALLUSIONIST comes into this ready third-up from spell. Has a horror barrier to contend with but if he can find an early position will make presence felt.
ISLAND MAGIC has been close up in both starts. She makes her own luck going forward and drawn to be in first couple for long way. Will not be surprised to see her win this.
WARMTH resumes from spell. Not beaten far in any of her three starts at first campaign. Three trials back have been super and barrier draw ideal.
WHEELHOUSE finished too well and got the job done here last week. Finds similar race and no reason cannot win again.
DZSENIFER chased home Wheelhouse here last outing and although hard to see her turning the tables she can fill quinella spot again.
WILLO TITTO could be the surprise packet at big odds in this. She has taken on Stakes races in all three runs this campaign and not disgraced. A must for exotics.
BIGBOYROY has been racing in consistent form down in Sydney. Led them up for long way last start and may take some catching in this.
PARRY SOUND might just out stay these. Grinding Group 3 Summer Cup win at Randwick last start and this looks no harder. He can make it two in a row.
WAPITI is a most consistent gelding who has been placed in last three starts since a Sunshine Coast win. Drawn to be up front and will take catching from the corner.
NAVY CROSS just went too hard out front at Doomben and never stretched out in the heavy ground. Comes into this third-up on firmer ground and if he gets soft lead may take catching.
REBEL RAMA ran up to be right in the mix at Randwick last start but she just peaked on her run last 200m. If she can be held up for one run at them may give this a shake.
Tip: PARRY SOUND
KIKU was only run down late by Kementari first-up in The Buffering. She will strip fitter for this and gets chance to go one better.
KRONE was doing her best work final stages at Doomben first-up. She won this race last season and no reason will not be right in the mix again.
BROOKSPIRE was dominant at Randwick two back then cruised up to win at Gosford but could not get passed leader. Drawn to get all the favours and she will competitive.
SNAPDANCER was only run down final stages at Randwick first-up from spell. She has won two of three second-up and this not out of her reach.
BALLER is screaming out to win a race this campaign. He has been placed in all three starts and from ideal barrier going to have something each way on him.
AWAY GAME has won the last two Magic Millions Carnivals. Her first-up run when she chased home the exciting Marabi was exceptional and from inside gate she can win this.
ISOTOPE has won two of her three first-up tries. She won the Listed Darby Munro when fresh last time in work and that form would put her right in this.
FITUESE has won four of her five first-up starts. She is never far away in her races and must include on first-up record.
ELEVEN ELEVEN finished too well and got the prize at Kembla Grange two starts back then was rushing home late in the Razor Sharp last start. Loves this Carnival and can win again.
Really liked the way NUDGE got to the line when placed on the heavy last start. She gets out to her right distance range and this a nice race for her.
KEMENTARI was well supported and got the prize in The Buffering last start. Class gelding and he will be weaving a late passage and can win again.
EDISON is enormous odds in this. He comes into this third-up from spell and last start was ridden too forward before tiring. Expect he will be ridden quieter in this.
Tip: ELEVEN ELEVEN
COOLANGATTA has been dominant in both her starts and they have been at Group 3 level. Drawn touch awkwardly around the Gold Coast but she won the Gimcrack from barrier 10. Looks the winner.
STUPENDO won down the Flemington straight on debut then looked like he would benefit from the run here when placed last week. He is professional and will be right in the finish.
RUSSIAN CONQUEST won the Max Lees Classic on debut then bolted in at Randwick. She looks above average and cannot leave her out.
MISS HELLFIRE was brave winning here last start. After working hard early she was going away from them last 200m. If she holds that form she will go close to winning.
I AM LETHAL is going to need some luck from barrier 21 but he is racing in super form winning three of his last four starts in Sydney and if Bowman can find a position early he maybe too smart.
ME ME LAGARDE showed and exciting turn-of-hoof to win the Gold Edition last start. She has drawn out on the Gold Coast Beach but looking for her to also have some luck and feature in this.
SHIHONKA has been racing well enough to consider. Won two in a row in Sydney then just found one better on the heavy at Doomben last start. Drawn nicely and would not leave out.
KING OF SPARTA looked unlucky in the Gosford Guineas first-up when always wide but still got home hard final stages. If he can get a clear run here he can win.
Tip: I AM LETHAL
MIAMI FLEISS won in Listed company at Doomben two starts back then may not have handled the heavy last start when just battled. She gets firmer ground and can return to winners stall.
WISDOM OF WATER got back to best form winning the Wyong Magic Millions last start. If he is back to his best he would give this a real shake.
CHAPTER AND VERSE could be the knockout runner. Has not had any luck in three runs back from spell and they have been class races. Happy to have something each way at the odds.
STUTTERING comes into this third-up from spell. Was not beaten all the far at Doomben last start and he gets his chance.