Winning Form bring you all of their best bets and tips for Wednesday’s racing coming from Gosford on 24 November 2021.
Best Bet: CONSCRIPT (Race 3)
Value Bet: FORZANINI (Race 5)
Jackpot (race 3 – 6).
The day’s best bet, CONSCRIPT put his disappointing penultimate run over 1300M firmly behind him to win his last start by 1.3L when dropping down to six furlongs. He is a speedy sort who was set alight at the 300M mark and then held off all the late challengers in the dash down to the line. He gets a handy draw three and will get 1.5kgs taken off his back thanks to his claiming apprentice to aid his cause. KEIKOKU is drawn one outside the top choice and won by one length when making his debut over five furlongs and the form of that race has stood up well with three runners out of that contest subsequently winning. The gelding would have learnt from that experience and looks to be the biggest danger to the top pick. MARNIX has cracked pole position and made solid improvement to finish second in his latest outing over six furlongs, 1.3L back from the winner. He battled all the way down to the wire that day and has his first run for his new trainer here. If fully settled into his new surroundings, he should give a good account of himself.
With the three late scratchings at the time of writing, the race is now left with just the five runners, but it still looks to be a tricky contest. RUBINOCCHI has won two of her last three starts, the latest over this c&d by one and a half lengths. She showed plenty of toe in that race and is sure to put her pole position to good use. The 3yr old filly returns from a 17 week rest, but has had the benefit of two barrier trials, finishing second in the latest to prove her well-being. PROUD MIA is another speedy sort who has also won two of her last three outings, the latest over five furlongs by a head. She is drawn one outside the former and she will have 2kgs removed from her allocated weight courtesy of her claiming apprentice. GIRL MANIA put four lengths between herself and the opposition when victorious last time out over five furlongs, despite jumping awkwardly. She kicked clear of the field at the 100M pole in that contest and will also have 2kgs taken off her back for the services of her claiming apprentice. Her draw five will do her no harm.
FORZANINI followed up her penultimate run victory over 1100M with a sixth place finish next time out over the same distance, 4.8L behind the winner, but she jumped awkwardly that day and then overraced in the middle stages, before coming four wide into the home stretch. The form of that race has however stood up well with no less than five runners out of the contest subsequently winning. She returns from a 19 week absence, but has had two barrier trials, winning the first and finishing second in the latest. She jumps from a wideish gate seven out of eight, but is taken to be the value bet on the day’s program. PICK THE SCORE on the other hand, has pulled pole position and she also won her penultimate start, but in her case, over five furlongs and then went on to finish third next time out over 1100M, four lengths behind the winner. It should be noted that she did not get the clearest of passages in the home straight that day, only seeing daylight at the 250M mark, so that effort was encouraging. NEVER SECOND has finished closer to the winner in each of her last three outings, culminating with a 1.3Lvictory last time out over five furlongs. She returns from a 15 week spell, but has had two barrier trials to prove her fitness. The 4yr old filly is drawn in gate eight, but she should be doing her best work late.
ALMIGHTY RISING has only had the three runs to date, winning his penultimate start over 1100M and then finishing second last time out over six furlongs, three lengths off the winner, but the form of that race has been franked. He has his first run since returning from a 19 week break, but did finish second in his only barrier trial. From a cozy draw three is should be right up there when they hit the line. KEY LARGO had to be steadied off the heels of other runners at the 800M pole, then had to be held up entering the home straight, before only securing a clear run at the 150M mark to eventually ending up in third spot last time out over 1250M, 1.4L behind the winner. He gets gate seven and should not be lightly dismissed in this line-up. He does return from a 26 week break, but has had two barrier trials, finishing fourth in the latest. From draw seven, he should keep the top selection honest. SCHILLER BAY has won two of his last three runs, the latest when finishing strongly to win by two and a half lengths over five furlongs. He is drawn one inside the latter and should be included in all bets.