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Gold Coast Racing Tips For March 14 - Will it come to Fisticuffs early?

  • Queensland Metropolitan racing heads to the Gold Coast this Saturday
Gold Coast Racing Tips for 14.03.2020
The 2yo & 3yo QTIS Jewels headline the Gold Coast meeting this Saturday. (Getty)

Gold Coast Racing Tips For March 14 2020

The $500,000 QTIS 2yo Jewel with the star unbeaten juvenile Rothfire features on the Gold Coast program this Saturday.

A Heavy 8 is the current track reading (little if no more rain is expected) and the rail is in the true position.

Gold Coast Best Bet

Race 2 No. 16 Fisticuffs

Returning with the ultimate gear change is this well bred three-year-old who looked a horse with a future last campaign.

By Redoute's Choice and out of a daughter to Merlene (1996 Golden Slipper and Sires winner), he won his first two starts for the Edmonds yard at the Ipswich provincials before stepping up city company on September 28.

After coasting into that and looking as though he'd blow Ballistic Boy away (city winner/group competitive) along with many other useful gallopers back in the field, he was a nuisance over the last furlong and was still only narrowly defeated.

Now a few stones lighter and resuming off two superb trials, he should be taking care of this lot as the best bet at the Gold Coast, providing he's not a wet track duffer (drawn out and early in the day will negate that somewhat).

Gold Coast Next Best Bet

Race 4 No. 11 Eric The Eel

Was searching for the progressive galloper of the Gold Coast Stakes and with them prerequisites, it's hard to look away from this son of Olympic Glory.

He's always had a decent hype as a future stayer following strong chasing efforts over the Brisbane Winter Carnival last year in the listed Phoenix and then Group 1 JJ Atkins.

Whilst Eric The Eeel found the 1200m a little sharp fresh, he handled the rise straight to a mile and late, was able to put a length on his opposition and is still open to a lot of improvement getting up to a more suitable 1800 metres.

If this youngster is to progress towards an Australian Derby then he needs to putting a field like this away now and the wet track should to only enhance his chances.

Gold Coast Value Bet

Race 9 No. 9 Tokoriki Lad

From the powerful Tony Gollan stable is this honest five-year-old who rarely puts in a bad run and is unbeaten from both attempts over the Gold Coast seven furlongs.

We had him as our value bet at Eagle Farm two starts back where he ran second at good each way odds behind Impasse who's rated well above anything in this field and subsequently placed at listed level.

As his rating reflects, he's much better placed back to the set weights conditions conditions of this line-up where he's not giving big advantages to any young up and coming gallopers.

Tokoriki Lad seems to handle any surface (made ground for third last time he saw a Heavy 10) and is each way value via the last at the Gold Coast at a double figure quote.

Gold Coast Racing FAQ

What time is the first race at the Gold Coast on 14.03.2020?

The first race at the Gold Coast is scheduled for a 12.33pm start time.

Race 1 is a Set Weights Class 4 event to be run over 1300 metres.

What time is the QTIS 2yo Jewel?

The $500,000 QTIS 2yo Jewel is scheduled for a 2.57pm start time.

Popular juvenile Rothfire is the short favourite and it will run as Race 5 at the Gold Coast.

Who's the best trainer at the Gold Coast?

With 38 winners, Les Kelly is the best trainer at the Gold Coast over the last 12 months.

He has 2 runners in over this program.

What time is the QTIS 3yo Jewel?

The $300,000 QTIS 3yo Jewel is due for a 4.17pm start time.

It will run as Race 7 at the Gold Coast.

How to bet on the Gold Coast?

To place a bet on the Gold Coast races you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker.

Generally, corporate bookies open betting markets a day or two prior to a provincial meeting at the Gold Coast and longer for a metropolitan or feature card.


Fisticuffs returns as a gelding in Race 2 and has trialed up superbly for a very winnable assignment.

Eric The Eel is the progressive runner in Race 4 and will be suited up in distance.

The honest Tokoriki Lad is generally thereabouts and should be again at a good price in the last.

Best Bet: Fisticuffs To Win @2.40 at bet365 Australia - 11 Units
Next Best Bet: Eric The Eel To Win @3.70 at Unibet Australia - 7 Units
Value Bet: Tokoriki Lad Each Way @12.00 at Palmerbet - 2 Units

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