Track should improve close to Good 4, with Rail out 3m, so on-pace early before slowly trending towards the middle.
Race 1 F & M MAIDEN HCP (1300m):
A couple of first starters could influence the market here, but Randwick filly 2. Recording To Win hasn't been far away in all four runs this prep, and draws to get a lovely run right behind the speed.
There are eight races scheduled in Goulburn today.Credit:Brendan Esposito
Dangers: Warwick Farm filly 1. Oksal can break through third-up after going close in her first two runs at Mudgee and Canberra, although will need to leave the barrier smartly drawn out. Warwick Farm filly and newcomer 4. Miss Switzerland showed good speed winning her only trial, but last 600m was in average time. debuts in blinkers. Keep a close watch on debutant Warwick Farm filly 6. She's Ideel (Dundeel x Ana's Mail by Anabaa) who improved into her second trial, and wears the blinkers for a smart juvenile yard.
How to play it: Recording To Win to win and box trifecta 1-2-4-6.
Race 2 C, G & E MAIDEN HCP (1300m):
Now the boys' turn, and local 3YO gelding 5. Verdi will be hard to hold out from the draw after an encouraging debut at Wagga finishing off strong in the heavy ground under more weight.
Dangers: Another home track 3YO 3. The Bluesmobile improved significantly at Wagga to just miss in second career run, and draws to get a nice trail. Warwick Farm 3YO gelding 7. Bravo Del Campos hasn't run a place in five starts, but form is much better than it looks finishing off okay in decent maidens at Wyong and Hawkesbury, and should peak third-up; while Rosehill 4YO 1. Make An Offer led on debut this track when easily overwhelmed, but was hard in the market and improves off that run.
How to play it: Verdi to win.
Race 3 BM 66 HCP (1300m):
Rosehill filly 5. The Soloist looks the most progressive runner, and draws to park right behind the speed. Cruised home in a BM 58 this track three runs back before tidy consecutive efforts at Newcastle and Hawkesbury. The one to beat.
Dangers: Warwick Farm 6YO gelding 1. Your Witness has really attacked the line in his last two in what are reasonably solid form races, but while drawn nicely, climbs back up in weight. Local 6YO mare 2. Art Of Dance has found the company a little tough in last two runs after a dominant win this grade and track four back; while expect big improvement from Canberra filly 7. Dreaming Of Biscay who resumed in a stronger metro Highway, and comes back to a more suitable race.
How to play it: The Soloist to win and quinella 1 and 5.
Race 4 COUNTRY ONLY MAIDEN PLATE (1000m):
Big field with plenty of chances, and gear changes galore. Nice 4YO mare 12. Pisa My Heart looks well placed for leading local stable. Resumed with a close fighting effort at Canberra, and draws to go forward and sit outside the lead.
Dangers: Stablemate 3YO filly 9. No No Ninette looks the toughest to beat on her second-placed debut at the Sapphire Coast when well backed. Local 2YO first starter 13. Clearly Regal (Hallowed Crown x Elucidate by Encosta de Lago) trialled nicely, but has drawn wide; while well-bred Canberra 2YO filly The Deepest Secret (Deep Field x Secrets Sleeping by Viking Ruler) also looked smart enough at the trials, but draws even wider.
How to play it: Pisa My Heart to win and box exacta 9-12-13.
Race 5 BM 58 HCP (1600m):
Another tough and open battle, but improving Warwick Farm filly 7. Korrawi looks the benchmark despite drawing a little wide, and stepping up sharply in trip. Just hauled in late two runs back before another strong effort under a big weight in a deeper BM 58 at Muswellbrook when jumping clear favourite.
Dangers: Local 5YO mare 6. Hold All Tickets has only won once from 24, but placed a further seven times, and has been well in the market when finding the line last two runs. Kembla-trained 3YO 8. Spectre finally broke through third-up this track, and draws to get a cosy run midfield on the fence. Big watch on Warwick Farm gelding 11. Eden Vale who drops back from a fighting win in Canberra over 2000m in weaker grade, but the second horse has since bolted in as an odds-on favourite. Will be finishing off.
How to play it: Korrawi to win.
Race 6 CL2 HCP (1400m):
Good competitive race. Warwick Farm mare 4. Cappamore was banging on the door in good quality maidens for a long time with a string of close seconds before finally breaking through at Kembla as a hot favourite. Been freshened back from the mile with an easy trial, and with any sort of early cover, is the one to beat.
Dangers: Local 4YO gelding 2. Napoli appears to be getting back to his best finishing hard this grade and trip at Wagga last start, and only two career wins have come at this track. Warwick Farm 3YO colt 1. Mandalong Tapit hasn't won for a while, but has been tackling stronger grades, and holding his own. Improving South Coast filly 5. Heavenly Thunder led all the way as a short-priced favourite in a change of tactics at the Sapphire Coast, and draws to park on the speed again; while expect lightly-raced Canberra gelding 6. Palamedes to bounce back after disappointing first-up in a BM 65 at home.
How to play it: Cappamore to win.
Race 7 F & M BM 58 HCP (1200m):
Local mare 2. Arrondissement didn't do much resuming, but has a smart second-up record, and scratched from an earlier race. Draws well and can carry big weights.
Dangers: The handicapper hasn't missed 4YO stablemate mare 4. Think Like A Fox either, but was competitive in strong metro Highway races in the spring, and boasts a sound fresh record. Include rival local mare 5. Wyendra who flew home to easily win a Class 1 at Canberra off a long break; while local filly 8. Luxurial hasn't been far away in her last couple this grade.
How to play it: Arrondissement to win and quinella 2 and 4.
Race 8 C, G & E BM 58 HCP (1200m):
The boys line up to close the meeting, and they'll have to be on their best behaviour to beat Warwick Farm 3YO gelding 1. He's A Hotshot who won his maiden resuming at Mudgee, then just missed as a hot favourite in a stronger BM 58 at Muswellbrook. Was scratched from Wyong to be saved for this, and draws ideally to stalk the speed.
Dangers: Canberra gelding 2. Prince Jacko is smart on his day, and ran a terrific race in a Randwick Highway after leading all the way in weaker grade at home, but has drawn the widest barrier. Another Canberra visitor 5. Alpine King won a weak BM 55 at home three back before two tough close-up efforts in the Riverina, and will give plenty of cheek up front from a favourable draw.
How to play it: He's A Hotshot to win.
R6 4. CAPPAMORE
R8 1. HE'S A HOTSHOT
R7 2. ARRONDISSEMENT
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