Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews the Gosford meeting this afternoon, with horse racing tips and analysis for 3 selected races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Soft 7
Rail Position: out 3m entire
Lots of people interested in this race. It features the English import called TEOFILO STAR. He is with Gai and Adrian at Tulloch Lodge now and this is his first start in Australia. In fact it is his 2nd start full-stop. Was 3rd in a Wolverhampton maiden on debut over a year ago. Big ask this trip first-up but his last trial, over 1200m was pretty impressive. He missed a place and was ridden out to the line but was making ground and the first three home in that trial would win this by panels. CONFERENCE is fit and in form and can run 2nd. Quinella them up.
Tip: TEOFILO STAR @ $2.90
Good contest coming up. This NZ-bred filly CRISTALINO looks to have staying talent. She probably gets back a bit here which isn’t ideal at this track, but her first-up effort over 1500m last start suggests she does have a strong turn of foot late. Will be having just her 3rd race start here and looks to be right in this. As does CURRENCY QUEEN who has placed at past couple in this grade. Quinella bet too.
Tip: CRISTALINO @ $4.90
Globetrotting jockey Chad Schofield returns for a holiday in Australia after a few years riding in Hong Kong and he rides an unraced horse called DESTINY’S BOUNTY for John O’Shea. And the Headwater 3YO looks to have talent. Has already impressively won two trials to date and is primed and ready for a first up killing here. Team Hawkes bring the well-named NICKELBACK to the race and he too is unraced but showing talent on the track. Looks a neat quinella.