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Gosford Racing Tips - Is this a Divine second-up Approach?

Alex Marsh has selected his best and value plays for the Thursday card from NSW
Gosford Racing Tips for 16.01.2020
Gosford will host a 7 race Provincial card this Thursday. (Getty)

Gosford Racing Tips For January 16 2020 - Is this a Divine second-up Approach?

Provincial NSW Racing will be staged at Gosford this Thursday where this is a chance of storms in the afternoon.

The rail is in the true position and the track is currently rated a Good 4.

Gosford Best Bet

Race 6 No. 10 Divine Approach

A locally trained filly that is closing in on a breakthrough victory.

She was a well supported favourite when resuming at Taree on December 22 when getting out and launching late but ultimately just found the 1000m a little short.

Off that effort, the step up to 1200m is a big tick and the form around her first racing preparation reads very well around stronger company which included a fourth placing second-up in the 2019 Wellington Boot.

This isn't an overly strong maiden and providing she can tack-on early from an inside alley, Divine Approach should take a power of beating as the best bet at Gosford.

Gosford Next Best Bet

Race 2 No. 4 Judicator

It was an honest return on January 5 by this three-year-old from the Gerald Ryan stable.

In the end, he just didn't quite have the turn of foot at a mile to pick up the leader and eventual winner but he stuck to the task well for third and gave the impression that this trip could suit.

He was also a big drifter in the market that day ($2.00 - $3.30) which suggested he'd need the run and in his first campaign, was a dominant second-up winner.

It's a decent drop in grade here back to Class 1 & Maiden company and versus a field with little depth, Judicator is well placed to bring up win number two.

Gosford Best Value Bet

Race 3 No. 3 Lord Tropicana

The step up to a mile may hold the key for this son of Adelaide.

This three-year-old resumed on December 27 when getting back and powering through the line late for fourth where especially after the line, the run was quite impressive.

Out of a full sister to the 2009 Group One Thousand Guineas winner Irish Lights, his breeding on both sides supports the extra distance and he did show an ability to position up closer last time in.

In a line-up lacking a standout and with further improvement expected, Lord Tropicana is well among the each way chances.

Gosford Racing FAQ

What time is the first race at Gosford?

The first race at Gosford is scheduled for a 3.20pm start time.

Who's the best trainer at Gosford?

With 14 winners, Chris Waller is the best trainer at Gosford over the last 12 months.

Who's the best jockey at Gosford?

With 19 winners, Jason Collett is the best jockey at Gosford over the last 12 months.

When is the 2020 Gosford Cup?

The 2020 Listed Gosford Gold Cup will run on Saturday, May 9 at Gosford and will be worth $200,000.

Who won the 2019 Gosford Cup?

Sir Plush from the Bjorn Baker stable won the 2019 Gosford Cup.

How to live stream the Gosford Races?

Visit our live streaming hub where you can get all the information on how to live stream the Gosford Races.


Divine Approach is knocking on the door and gets her chance to break the maiden in Race 6.

Judicator finds an easier assignment in the second and is open to improvement.

Lord Tropicana should appreciate the mile and has some claims in Race 3.

Best Bet: Divine Approach To Win @2.50 at Unibet Australia - 10 Units
Next Best Bet: Judicator To Win @2.70 at Beteasy - 8 Units
Best Value Bet: Lord Tropicana To Win @8.00 at bet365 Australia - 2 Units

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