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: Good 4

Rail Position: True, entire circuit

Small field. HEAD LEGISLATOR resumes here but he bears watching. Only start to date was back in the winter when on speed all the way and beaten 4 lengths by Tommy Gold who has since been stakes placed. Just last week this bloke won a trial looking pretty handy. Watch market but he appeals.

UNRELENTING does too. He was on speed all the way when beaten 2 lengths by the smart Selburose in town on debut. Sure to strip fitter and better and could be the leader here.

SCREEBE might be more than just handy. Sat behind the pace and came home hard when beaten 3 lengths by a really smart one in Belieber. That experience will help her a great deal. Big show.


PUMBAA RUA was game on debut in this grade when 3rd. That experience and the good draw will go a long way in helping today.

FREE STATE is the one to beat. Two starts to date for two fine placings in this company. Big danger here first up.

MENDOORAN has had a few chances but that last start 5th when resuming was a fair run, probably good enough to place here.


It will be very interesting to see if this very well bred entire REJINSKY is the real deal. Four starts thus far for two wins, latest in a hand-canter by many lengths at Taree over 1007m. This is harder but he might be pretty handy.

TAPICONIC has raced 11 times and scored just the once… and he’s had three different trainers over the past five months. Likes it, generally, a little longer but may show up today off a nice trial run.

Off the inside draw here, PRIVATE EYE should be competitive. Looked more than handy last campaign when winning maiden coming home very hard from well back and trial was strong recently.


You couldn’t have missed the dominance RUDDOCK displayed in winning his maiden in town last start. Race was set up for him, to be fair, but he led all the way and just won as he pleased. This is a little tougher but looks the goods.

CASTLECOMER needed the run when resuming this grade last start over 1500m. was there until the turn. much, much fitter now.

COMMAND KING is smart and runs home hard. Won on debut and was 3rd last start in a  tough Cl 1. Big danger.


READY TO SOAR is talented and consistent. Only raced four times but has impressively won her past two showing speed from the gun. Up in class here but is very fit now.  Might be very handy.

ELEGANT GRACE is strong first up and resumes here. She also brings city form to this race and looks nicely placed. Has had two trials of late to get her ready.

THINKING CAP has the rails draw so punches up and sits just behind Ready To Soar. Won mdn last start in fine style.


OCCUPY needs to lift on a disappointing 8th last start but to be fair that was in a tougher race. Is super fit now and did place this company start prior.
NEW TYCOON has been up a while but does hold form really well and off this draw is sure to be in the money.
KNIGHT looks better than most of these. Won Newcastle and leading all the way then ran the race of his inexperienced life to grab 3rd in a very strong BM 72. Looks a special. Big show.