Winning Form brings you all of their best bets and tips for Tuesday’s Australian racing taking place at Goulburn.
Best Bet: WHOLESOME DELIGHT (Race 5)
Value Bet: ART OF EXCELLENCE (Race 6)
Jackpot (race 4 – 7).
Leg 1: 6, 3, 5
Leg 2: 6, 2
Leg 3: 2, 4, 3
Leg 4: 4, 12, 6, 8, 9
GO TROPPO made a solid improvement to finish second last time out over 1500M, just under two lengths behind the winner, despite overracing in the middle stages and coming three-wide into the home straight. He is drawn the widest of them all in gate eleven, but get the blinkers removed for the first time and if this move has the desired effect, the gelding could be the one that they all have to beat. CAESARS PALACE also showed good improvement when ending up in fourth place in his last outing over six furlongs, 3.7L back from the victor. He jumped awkwardly that day but made good late progress over the closing stages. He has a kinder draw five and could be the biggest threat to the top choice. DON ARCANGELO returns from a 22-week break during which time he was gelded, but he has had the benefit of two barrier trials, finishing fourth in both of them. He drops in trip after finishing in fourth place over nine furlongs last time out, 4.2L adrift of the winner. He will have to negotiate gate nine, but nevertheless, he should be right up there when they hit the line.
WHOLESOME DELIGHT has consistent formlines to her credit and attempted to go from jump to wire last time out when finishing fourth over six furlongs, just over a length and a half adrift of the winner. She has a handy draw two and gets the blinkers removed for the first time today and if this does the trick, she may prove to be too strong for this field and is thus taken to be the best bet on the card. MAJESTIC WINGS came four-wide into the straight before ending up in third place in her latest run over six furlongs, 3.8L back from the winner. She faces the widest draw of them all in gate nine, but she has her peak run here after returning from a 23-week break. REELCLASS looked a possible winner at the 100M mark before ending up in third place last time out over this c&d, just over a half-length behind the winner. She is drawn one inside the latter but gets the services of ex-SA jockey Keagan Latham, so will get all the necessary assistance from the saddle.
The day’s value bet, ART OF EXCELLENCE finished strongly to make marked improvement when winning his last start over this c&d by almost two lengths when returning from a 26-week absence. The form of that race has stood up well with two runners out of the contest subsequently winning. He jumps from gate five and should be right up there in the firing line. HURT MONEY has his first run since a 13-week rest, during which time he was gelded, but he has put in two encouraging barrier trials, finishing second in the latest. He is drawn one outside the top pick and should not be lightly overlooked. LOOK ONLY is a 4yr old filly taking on the boys, but she pulled in the early stages and was then crowed at the 700M mark before finishing fourth in her last outing over 1100M, just a half-length behind the winner. She gets a cozy draw four and will have 3kgs taken off her back thanks to her claiming apprentice to aid her cause.
VEE EIGHT steps up in distance after finishing second last time out over a five-furlong sprint, but he did finish second over today’s seven-furlong journey three runs back, so this should not be an issue. He has a wideish draw nine, but he could be the one to side with here. THE CHAPLAIN on the other hand drops in trip after finishing eighth in his last outing over a mile, just over four and a half lengths behind the winner. He did however finish second over the seven furlongs three runs back, 0.8L off the winner, so this should not present a problem. From draw six, he could emerge as the biggest danger to the former. TRAPPER TOM improved to finish third last time out over seven furlongs, just over four lengths back from the victor. He came the widest into the home straight that day, but was staying on well in the latter stages. From his gate seven, he should be included in all bets.