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Gawler Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for August 18

  • Get our tips and best bets for the Gawler Races
  • They host the South Australian meeting on August 18
  • The track is rated a Soft 6, although no more rain is predicted
  • A $51 outsider has been included in Wednesday's preview
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Gawler hosts a nine race card on Wednesday. (Getty)
Alex Marsh 18 Aug 2021
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Gawler hosts a nine race program on August 18 and our free betting tips along with our preview is available below.

Get free Gawler tips, race previews and betting selections for all key race meetings from the Gawler Races in South Australia.

Our Gawler best bets are provided by expert form analysts and tipsters, with free betting tips available right here.

Gawler Tips August 18

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Gawler Value Bet - Race 3 No. 8 Ruppapumpum

Had her starting price first-up at Murray Bridge been in the 50/1 range as it is here and not 200/1, I'm confident that she's a $10-$15 chance second-up on Wednesday following that really big fresh effort over the mile on July 14.

Ruppapumpum was hard to miss in that return outing, making of a meal of the start which put her straight on the back foot early, but she quickly made amends, getting to the outside late and rattling home for fifth, a very good effort under the circumstances.

She got the better of Em Bryan in the run home, a galloper that broke his Maiden at his very next start and despite not coming up at all in her second campaign, this mare did show some potential over three runs in her first racing preparation.

GC&J Constructions Benchmark 56 Handicap Tips (Race 5)

Gawler Next Best Bet - Race 5 No. 7 Fight For Freedom

The market is correct, having Call Me Dexter as the favourite, a galloper that is very well placed back in grade and trip, however, he has been up a very long time whereas there should still be some improvement to come with this gelding.

After catching the eye late at Murray Bridge first-up, Fight For Freedom was sent out as favourite in a 1200m event at Gawler on July 2, which was perhaps a little surprising given he has no form at that distance and always takes a few runs to hit his straps.

Stepping up to a more suitable 1400m third-up at Murray Bridge, the six-year-old stuck on well considering he was three-wide the trip in a Saturday 64 and now with that seven-furlong effort under the belt, he drops to a Provincial 56 in pursuit of career win number five.

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Gawler Best Bet - Race 6 No. 2 Morty

Trainer/jockey Shayne Cahill prepares and rides Morty. a gelding that recorded a soft kill when resuming at Bordertown back in January before contesting much stronger races as that second racing preparation wore on.

Aimed at three-year-old features over the carnival, he recorded three consecutive placings following that fresh victory which included a narrow miss behind the multiple Stakes-placed Casino Seventeen, with a runner-up to dual Stakes winner Royal Mile following that.

Morty did look well placed on resumption at Balaklava where he was strong late for third and while plain on August 7, I'm always willing to forgive runners buried on the inside at Murray Bridge, which can a real momentum circuit and third-up, he plummets in grade here.

For more free betting tips, visit our tipping hub, or see the best bookmakers for betting on the Gawler races here

Gawler Races FAQs

Can I watch a live stream of the Gawler Races?

Yes you can livestream all of the action from Gawler Races. 

You can find more information via our live streaming section.

When do the Gawler races take place?

Gawler host regular race meetings,

These include both Provincial and Metropolitan cards.

Where can I bet on the Gawler Races?

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

Generally corporate bookies provide betting markets a day or two prior to a meeting at Gawler.



Morty had some excuses second-up and well back in grade on Wednesday, it's about D-day for him at Gawler.

Fight For Freedom is going well and now three runs into this prep, he should get his chance in Race 5.

Ruppapumpum is huge odds in Race 3, but she was good fresh and isn't hopeless here with a cleaner getaway.

Best Bet: Morty To Win $3.15 at Boombet - 6 Units
Next Best Bet: Fight For Freedom To Win $4.60 at Topsport - 3 Units
Value Bet: Ruppapumpum Each Way $51.00 at Palmerbet - 1 Unit

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