Kalgoorlie Best Bet - Will the Goldfields Voyage pay off?

Kalgoorlie hosts it's 2019 cup meeting and Alex Marsh has previewed the card.
Kalgoorlie Tips For Saturday, October 5
The $130,000 Kalgoorlie Cup headlines a big meeting in the west on Saturday. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Kalgoorlie Tips & Predictions For Saturday, October 5

Kalgoorlie hosts Saturday racing in the west with the two day carnival culminating in Race 8 via the running of the $130,000 Listed Kalgoorlie Cup.

Fine conditions are expected, the rail is back to the true position after being out 4m on Thursday and the track is currently rated at a Good 3.

Kalgoorlie Best Bet

Race 3 No. 1 Night Voyage

Martin Allan prepares this seven-year-old gelding who's been a model of consistency over the journey and won his only start at Kalgoorlie by three lengths.

The blinkers coming off did the trick prior to his win three runs back on August 24 and has been desperately unlucky in his last two attempts where he's seen nothing but rear-ends in the run home.

Gets the benefit of Jade McNaught's smart 2kg claim who'll look to make her move late to reel in the favorite Mervyn who does come from a strong local stable and makes his own luck, but has no second-up form and can be suspect at the end.

He's the class runner in the field and is well placed to bring up win number ten.

Kalgoorlie Best Bet: Night Voyage - $3.30 via Neds

Kalgoorlie Next Best Bet

Race 7 No. 9 Smarty

William Pike sticks with this daughter of Galah from the powerful local Peter Fernie stable who whilst admittedly faces her toughest ask to date, she may the galloper on the way up among these.

A complete forgive run fresh here on September 22 when looking to angle clear and make the winning move late but was immediately shoved back in a pocket as soon as the passage was about to present.

This is a step up in class but many of her opposition are well exposed and right at their mark whilst she's only in her third racing preparation and does come all the way back to 54.5kg for her trouble.

Draws to get a soft run from barrier two and she has a consistent record on her home track.

Kalgoorlie Next Best Bet: Smarty - $3.20 via Bet365

Kalgoorlie Best Each Way

Race 8 No. 7 Dark Prospect

Perhaps you're a better hope of chancing your arm at the gold mines than picking the winner of this years Kalgoorlie Cup but this honest six-year-old does seem over the odds in this competitive feature.

It's a little while between drinks which is the query but got back in the Boulder Cup lead-up on September 22 to charge home late for fourth and was going past Touch Of Silver in another stride, who is a $5 quote currently.

Off that last start effort he should appreciate the extra 100m and whilst he has drawn a little awkwardly, he's shown over time that he can be versatile to place.

Looks to be the leading each way chance outside the favorites.

Kalgoorlie Best Each Way: Dark Prospect - $11.00 via Sportsbet

What time is the first race at Kalgoorlie?

The meeting kicks off at 12.12pm local time, so 2.12pm for those watching in the eastern states.

What time is the Kalgoorlie Cup?

The $130,000 Kalgoorlie Cup starts at 4.45pm local time and 6.45pm in the east.

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Verdict

Night Voyage is the right price to take on the favorite in the third race.

Smarty has upside, however I'd respect any strong market leads as her stable mate is the equal favorite.

If you're looking for a bet in a tough feature, a little nibble each way on Dark Prospect is the value.


Best Bet: Night Voyage @ 3.30 at Neds - 11 Units
Next Best Bet: Smarty @ 3.20 at bet365 - 7 Units
Best Each Way: Dark Prospect @ 11.00 at Sportsbet - 2 Units

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Betting Slip | 05 Oct 2019

Race 3 Kalgoorlie

Best Bet

Bet 11 Win 36.30
Night Voyage

Next Best Bet

Bet 7 Win 22.40
Smarty

Best Each Way

Bet 2 Win 22.00
Dark Prospect
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