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 0.5m 1400m-400m, true remainder
MISHANI MISS gave them a galloping lesson at Doomben when jumped to the lead and gave nothing else a chance. Steps back out to the 1200m but she was strong late last start and from prefect barrier should drive to the front and win again.
AVENTURINE was impressive winning her maiden this track last start by a big margin. This is a much harder task but she looks an up and coming filly and cannot leave her out of chances.
BETTER THAN BEST did all the chasing when placed behind Mishani Miss at Doomben first-up. She will strip fitter for this and although hard to see her turning the tables on the favourite she can sneak into the placings again.
MISS LOT WON comes out of the same Doomben race as Mishani Miss. She was only getting warm when the race was over and she will benefit from the extra distance.
Tip: MISHANI MISS
EXPRESS FANTASY won her first couple to begin this prep then just missed running down leader at Doomben last start. Drawn little awkwardly but if she can find some cover will be finishing all over these late.
LUBUK looked home at the 200m at Eagle Farm last start but just found one better right on the line. Barrier draw will enable him to get the perfect run in behind the speed and with an ounce of luck from the corner he should get his chance.
METAMORPHIC has been close up in all three starts this time in and overdue for a win this campaign. Another who looks to have drawn ideally and he will look the winner at some stage in the straight.
DIVINE DECADENCE was dominant winning this track/distance last start and that made it two in a row this venue. This is a step up but must always respect a mare in form.
Tip: EXPRESS FANTASY
Be very brave to tip against RUN FOR GLORY. He has won four on the trot and looks to be improving each time he goes around. Only defeat this prep was on this track when missed by barest margin. Clear top pick.
MADDI ROCKS finished too well for them in town last start and that made it two straight. Must always respect mare in form and she looks major danger.
BARGANNON may not have run a strong 2000m when only battled at Doomben last start. Beaten less than 2 lengths at previous start and from ideal barrier should get all the favours.
AQUA VITE looks the likely leader. Clear winner from the front at Doomben last start and if he can steal a cheap sectional may steal this from the corner.
Tip: RUN FOR GLORY
MIDLAND got his maiden out of the way in emphatic style at Taree first-up then he was well backed at Eagle Farm last start and ran into close minor placing. This a nice race for him third-up from spell and happy to have something each way.
SHOOTING FOR GOLD looks promising. Won Doomben maiden by big space two back then chased home the speedy Mishani Miss last start. Will never be far away and looks winning chance.
Had something on STRIKE last start and he was never out of trouble so prepared to forget he went around. Third-up and he could start nice odds.
READY FOR MAGIC resumes. He just missed at Eagle Farm first-up last time in work and if he found that form would go close to winning this.
Sticking with the old adage about mares in form. JOYMAKER lines up for her third straight win. Came from long way off them to win at Eagle Farm last start. She has won this track/distance and that is always an advantage.
HE RUNS AWAY deserves a win. Three straight placings leading into this with the last one close up behind Joymaker. Only needs to hold that form and he will be in finish.
FASTNET CYCLONE demolished them at Eagle Farm last start and that was after leading Joymaker for a long way at start prior. May lead these and he is sure to take catching from the corner.
LORD GODODDIN chased home Fastnet Cyclone at Eagle Farm last start and must include him based on that form.
Expect that THE MOVE will be well supported in this field. Could not have been more impressive when led and demolished them at Ipswich first-up from spell. Does have to step up second-up but he is smart and the one to beat.
DREAM MASTER looks ready to find his best form third-up from spell. Two strong placings leading into this and although drawn out in the car park would not leave out of place chances.
FANAAR went to town after showing good form up north and thought he was okay without flattering. Not going to leave him out of the multiples.
BEAUFORT PARK won with something in hand this track last start. Third-up from spell and he could be in for a bit prep. Drawn to get the perfect run.
Tip: THE MOVE
Really looking forward to the smart 3yo filly KISUKANO taking on the older mares. Improving with each of her runs and she looks a potential Stakes filly. Must go on top.
EPIC GIRL looked little unlucky in the small field at Doomben last start when copped a bump and still beaten less than a length. Third-up from spell and she should be ready to find best form.
MADDI ROCKS is a mare in form. Two good tough wins leading into this and from ideal barrier she should get her chance from the corner.
AMICITIA looks close to another win. Placed at Doomben two back then beaten just on a length in leader dominated race last start. She has big finish and look for her last 200m.
The speedy ZOUSTYLE resumes from bleeding back. Looked impressive winning his trial in a canter and he will be too speedy for these.
ARCHER’S PARADOX has race fitness on a few of these and thought his win at Doomben last start was brave. Will never be far away and can figure in placings.
REMOVAL rarely runs a bad race fresh. Close placing this track first-up last time in work and expect he will run a cheeky race.
USMANOV is a quality sprinter. Won two of his three starts when fresh and another who looks a winning chance.
GETYOURGREYON should get the chance to either lead or take a cosy sit in behind the speed from his ideal barrier. Strong late when held them all off at Doomben last start and no reason he cannot make it two straight.
PROSPECTUS is racing in super form. Doomben winner two starts back then just missed behind Getyourgreyon last start. He will be a major player.
SLOW HANDS is so honest but he is just finding it hard to win. Should get his chance from his inside gate to sit on the speed and would expect him to be in placings again.
GLEN ORD was placed at Eagle Farm two starts back then just bit flat when short favourite last start. Would be looking for him to bounce back in this field.