Racing expert, RIC CHAPMAN, looks at today’s meetings and singles out his top three racing tips for the Gosford  race meeting. Good luck, punters and enjoy the Olympics! 

Corowa R2 – 3YO Mdn Hcp 1000m  

13:30 (Local time)

I liked the way, this unraced mare BOSS LADY ROCKS trialled. Just casual all the way and when she hit the front, ears pricked, it looked like the rider took hold hoping something would beat her home. She is a 4YO and has had two trials, both placings. Has drawn to receive a great run and the trials were on heavy tracks so looks like she can handle the mud today too. Matty Cahill has the ride and he would not be engaged if the mare didn’t have talent. Similarly, 2YO MOJO MUSIC won his trial and on debut has been backed overnight. Quinella them.

Tip: BOSS LADY ROCKS @ $4.00


Scone R2 – Mdn (C&G) Hcp 1400m 

13:50 (Local time)

This looks a race in two. And both have contrasting racing styles. POSEIDON RULER is a leader and he will lump his big weight to the front and try to deny them. Being 3rd up he will be fit and will take a lot of catching. In the other corner is APACHE DOC who is having his 4th start. He drops out and runs on which he has done at his past two starts. He gets an extra 120m to run on with here and he also receives 4.5kg off the other bloke. I think he’ll get to the middle of the track and run down the leader in the last 75m. Quinella them.

 Tip: APACHE DOC @ $4.70

Scone R5 – Cl 1 Hcp 1200m  

15:35 (Local time)

This 3YO filly ARTIE’S AURA might be particularly good for this grade. She’s only race twice, winning on debut then beaten a neck in a showcase BM 58. That’s a big rise in class. was spelled after that and recently bolted in over 1000m in. a trial. Watch betting.

Tip: ARTIE’S AURA @ $2.25