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: True Entire Circuit.
Like RICH LISTER in this. Won with something in hand at Doomben first-up then was making good late ground at Toowoomba. Drawn to get the perfect sit and can return to winners stall.
SIENNA’S CHOICE comes into this first-up from spell. Finished last prep with soft Doomben win and two trials should have her fit for this.
PLUTOCRAT is another coming back from a break. Only the one win at Ipswich to finish last campaign. Comes off sound trial win and would not dismiss.
Tip: RICH LISTER
FESTIVAL PRINCE resumes from a spell. He won all five starts on the provincial circuit last time in work and recent trial win suggests he is forward enough for this.
HOLIDAY DREAMS is racing in super form. Made it two in a row when he won as he liked on the poly track last start. Drawn little awkwardly but can figure.
SPENDING MY TIME looked like he would benefit from the outing at Sunshine Coast first-up. Will be better from that outing and he looks a major player.
Tip: FESTIVAL PRINCE
Going to have something each way on THE CULLINAN at enormous odds. Thought he would use his gate and sit up in the first couple and he should have last crack at leaders.
IRUKANDJI comes into this ready to find best form third-up from spell. Started favourite at Doomben last start and battled on well to hold placing. Barrier a concern but cannot dismiss.
DUNE FORTY FIVE has been placed in last two starts. Looking for him to go forward from wide gate and would not leave him out of exotics.
Tip: THE CULLINAN
SEA RAIDER is racing in super form. Made it three wins from his last four starts and comes off Listed win at Toowoomba. He can go on with it here.
TAMILAIDE has found a purple patch of form winning his last three starts. Strong to the line at Toowoomba last start and no reason he cannot make it four in a row.
HAIL MANHATTAN chased home Sea Raider at Toowoomba last start. Drawn to get the ideal run in transit and if holds that form will be in the mix.
STARDOME comes off a clear win at Toowoomba last start. Now he has won he may go on with it this campaign.
Tip: SEA RAIDER
LE PALMIER flies fresh (5:2-3-0). Given an easy time of it when placed in recent Doomben trial and he should be ready for this.
LYRICAL GIRL resumes from spell. She never runs a bad race and usually finds form early in her prep. Drawn touch awkwardly but cannot leave her out.
REMLAPS GEM is racing in super form and has race fitness on some of the better chances. Relished the heavy to dominate at Newcastle last start and from ideal barrier he can win again.
GLOBAL CITIZEN just found Gogol a bit too strong after leading at Gold Coast last start. Expect he will push forward again and he will take catching.
Tip: LE PALMIER
SHE’SGOTTHEBOOM looks to be an above average filly. She was dominant at Doomben on debut then went to Toowoomba and again won as she liked. She can win again.
GLAMBORGINI led with ease here on debut and she was never in danger winning as she likes. It was only maiden company but she has drawn ideally and will take running down again.
TOW THE LINE is the big query on debut. Demolished a trial field at Sunshine Coast recently and expect she will have plenty of support at first start.
EVEN NOW finally got her maiden out of the way at Toowoomba and it was in style winning by 9 lengths. She can go on with it here.
Always had an opinion of KISUKANO and although she did not win last prep she was consistent and never far away. Won two of four fresh and happy to have something each way.
BOOMTOWN LASS did not have all that much luck at Sunshine Coast last start but she still got the job done. Drawn to get perfect run and cannot leave her out.
SHE CAN SING resumes from spell. Yet to miss a place in either first-up try and although drawn touch wide she cannot be left out of multiples.
BIRRIECART resumes from a break. He won all three starts at first campaign. Three trials leading into this and he can measure up in harder race.
TIGER LEGEND won the Vo Rogue by a big space before going for a break. Drawn a bit awkwardly but he is smart and will be a factor.
Would have liked ENTERPRISE POMME to have drawn a touch better but she was super at Doomben first-up and would not leave her out of chances.
SAFEWORK seems to have found a purple patch of form winning last couple. Started favourite on the poly track last start and finished too well. Drawn ideally and can win again.
RACECOURSE ROAD looks close to a win this campaign. Placed in three of his four starts this time in and gets chance to go one better.
EF TROOP is arguably the best horse in the race but the 1400m is the query for him. If he can get some cover in the early stages he may prove too good late.