Terrace Function Centre Maiden/Class One Plate Tips (Race 4)
Gawler Best Bet - Race 4 No. 7 Goliotus
Ricky Bruhn trains and owns Goliotus, a three-year-old that he bred and this galloper is improving with racing, breaking through in soft fashion when stepping up to the 1550m on a heavy track at Bordertown last start.
Crossing the border for a Hamilton Maiden on debut where he was heavily supported and only narrowly defeated, there's clearly always been an opinion of this gelding who is out of the dam Bellamo, a solid wet tracker that won over 2200m.
With the exception of Native Blue who looks the only logical threat on paper, albeit a rival that may be vulnerable over this trip, this Class 1 & Maiden Plate isn't any harder to what he's been facing and he does look the most progressive galloper in the field.
Coopers Brewery Benchmark 62 Handicap Tips (Race 5)
Gawler Next Best Bet - Race 5 No. 10 Battle Blitz
By Rebel Raider and out the mare Reliability, the Macdonald & Gluyas stable are very familiar with this family, having prepared this three-year-old's full sister Pretty Punk (multiple stakes winner) and as the breeding suggests, they do need a trip.
Third-up and stepping up to the 1700m is a tick for Battle Blitz, a gelding that broke his Maiden off a similar pattern in December when stepping to 1800m after a luckless seven-furlong attempt at Murray Bridge when going to the line untested, as he was badly held up.
Over the 1200m at Gawler, he ran a cracking race first-up on June 16 before looking more dour on July 3, albeit was in the worst part of the track and this Wednesday, is coming down in grade from a Metro BM64 to a Provincial BM62.
Holdfast Insurance Benchmark 54 Handicap Tips (Race 8)
Gawler Value Bet - Race 8 No. 10 Royal Bower
She admittedly has a poor strike rate, although to be fair so do the majority of her opposition in this event and as we see consistently with ex-Victorian runners who are just BM58 performers there, they can strike rather quickly in South Australia.
Royal Bower is now under the care trainer Karen Byrnes and the daughter of Sepoy was eye-catching in her stable debut, getting off heels and clear late to rattle home for a midfield finish on July 14, where she was dropping from 2100m to 1200m.
Twice a winner over a mile and successful once at 2000m, the testing nature of this 1500m on a wet track will mean that a runner with that extra bit stamina should be suited and off that recent Murray Bridge run, she's an each-way chance here.