Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews Wednesday’s Gosford meeting with horse racing tips and analysis for all six races on the card. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Soft 5
Rail Position: Out 3m, entire circuit
Small field. RUSSIAN STANDARD has won both his city trials to date and is by the flying new sire sensation Capitalist. Seems to have a ton of early speed which he will need to cross from this gate. Watch market but he appeals.
NAPLES showed talent when last in work. Resumes here, trial was handy can run into a hole.
PRASIOLITE yet to win a trial from two tries but she hit the line hard and looks a very smart type. Bound to get back and then dash home. Big show.
Tip: RUSSIAN STANDARD
OCEANIC FLASH was a solid 4th on debut in this grade – he made impressive ground, so is probably good enough to place here.Surely strips a lot fitter and mentally aware.
LOST IMPACT ran a very courageous 2nd on debut over 1500m. You need to be solid to do that and can run boldly here.
ZUDIN has been thereabouts in recent starts. Looks well placed here and is very fit.
Tip: LOST IMPACT
It will be very interesting to see if the Godolphin galloper GEIST can win again. She is in great touch winning two in a row then flashing home for 3rd this grade last start. Has strong claims.
But this filly with the Snowden boys, SALATEEN looks very smart. She resumed from a spell and crushed her rivals. Yes, weaker field but there was purpose in her run.
NICTOCK hasn’t won in years but his 6th last start wasn’t a bad effort and can place in this small field.
LA GRISA carried 2kg less than rival here CASTEL SANT’ANGELO last start at Warwick Farm and ran past him to win well. Now carries .5kg more over a longer journey. Should be running on gamely agains as is very fit.
Castel Sant’angelo is now 3rd up and should get left alone in front. Stronger now, mid race tempo probably a little slower and is well weighted.
POULTON LE SANDS is so hit and miss but he is ready to hit the high lights again here. Big danger.
Tip: CASTEL SANT’ANGELO
LEGAL CHALLENGE is talented and consistent. Only raced few times and placed a couple at this grade so must be fancied in this small field. Might be handy.
RAOUL will be heavily backed to win this and probably will following two solid placings this grade from just two starts. Super fit and all the stars have aligned for this.
KALASHNIKOV has talent and will run on. Is only a 2YO but has shown his ability at the trials. Just not showing it on race day. If he turns up to race, he can win.
ATTRIBUTION. Started four times when last in work and ran hard for a placing on each occasion. Resumes here. Trials have been excellent. Looks the one to beat.
OUR LANCETTE is on debut but has won two recent city trials in great style. Has the in form Rachel King on top and is trained by the in form Mark Newnham. Big show.
VIRTUOUS MISS is ready to pounce. Is 3rd up in this following two minor placings in this grade. Super fit and rates highly.
INVASION DAY is very fit, is in form following a great 2nd in tougher race last start and is perfectly placed in this. Big danger.
KNOWITALL JACK keeps getting backed week in week out and while he runs on speed and is always thereabouts, he never seems to win. Sure to be handy all the way again.
FLEXIBLE looks highly talented. Won past two including this grade easily last start. Big show.