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SEMCO COUNTRY MAIDEN SHOWCASE PLATE Tips (Race 2)
Goulburn Next Best Bet - Race 2 No. 2 Newtown Braveheart
Arriving for his second career start is this gelding from the local yard of Emma & Lucy Longmire who with any improvement off a good debut, should be going close over an extra furlong today which looks ideal.
Newtown Braveheart was specked a little in the betting prior to that initial outing at Wagga ($18-$15) and was a little tardy away which didn't help his chances over 1000m but was one of the very few making any inroads from the back when balancing up late.
That was on a Soft 7 so a drying Heavy 8 shouldn't pose too many problems off that performance and with a few more favours early, gets a good chance on his home track against a few market fancies that have had their chances.
GOULBURN SOLDIERS CLUB CLASS 1 SHOWCASE HANDICAP Tips (Race 4)
Goulburn Best Bet - Race 4 No. 9 Astero
He's now a month between runs, however, that was the same recipe should saw him plough through a Heavy 8 for a much-deserved maiden victory on October 9 and the form has stood up well through the runner-up Wandona who he had a few lengths on.
That mare won her next start by more than seven lengths and went back-to-back at Canberra with a near three length victory on November 3, which bodes very well for this colt in a Country Class 1 contest.
Whilst respecting a few of his competitors, there's nothing exceptional in this line-up and dropping 1.5kg with Blaike McDougall remaining in the saddle (ridden 33 winners so far this spring), Astero has strong claims as the best bet at Goulburn.
DAVID ALT ELECTRICAL GOULBURN CUP Tips (Race 7)
Goulburn Value Bet - Race 7 No. 5 Soldier Of Love
A competitive Goulburn Cup field has been assembled for 2020 although not many are as genuine as this returning Bjorn Baker runner who hasn't finished outside the top four in his last two campaigns in Sydney and has recorded three victories in that time frame.
The five-year-old was able to quickly work his way through the Saturday grades in winter with a big rating lift to 85 following a win at Benchmark 78 level prior to an 88 triumph over Trumbull who won a listed race two starts later and was a group three winner first-up this spring.
That and the Attention Run form (group three placed behind Mugatoo) indicates Soldier Of Love is certainly above average and whilst the first trial was a little plain, his last workout on October 16 suggested he was at the mark to be competitive fresh as he's proficient on both good and wet ground.