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Gawler Betting Tips for December 16, 2023 - Star to shine

Last updated: 14 Dec 2023
Martin Pennington 14 Dec 2023
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  • Get our tips and best bets for the Gawler Races
  • They host Saturday's South Australian meeting
  • The track is currently a Soft 6
  • Our December 16 preview is included below
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Gawler host Saturday's SA program. (Getty)

Gawler hosts a nine-race program on December 16 and our best bets can be found below.
  • Gawler Tips December 16
  • Matrix Solar Solutions Handicap Tips (Race 3)
  • LJ Hooker Property Specialists Gawler & Barossa Handicap Tips (Race 5)
  • Gawler Races Goes Pink 6th Jan Handicap Tips (Race 6)
  • Gawler Arms Hotel Handicap Tips (Race 8)

Gawler Tips December 16

Matrix Solar Solutions Handicap Tips (Race 3)

Gawler Best Bet - Race 3 No. 1 Rabtat

The four-year-old is without a win in four starts since breaking his maiden over 1400m on a soft 5 track at Balaklava at the end of March.

Notably, he was stepped up to Listed company for a tilt at the 1600m Adelaide Guineas on a Good 4 at Morphettville on his next start.

Rabtat delivered a solid seventh, beaten less than seven lengths following an awkward start when partnered by Jessica Eaton that day.

Eaton returns to the saddle here for the first time since, with her mount registering his best effort in three starts this time around at Moonee Valley on November 24.

That Moonee Valley effort came when employing front-running tactics in a Benchmark 70 and the Rabtat looks capable of overcoming a wide barrier here.

LJ Hooker Property Specialists Gawler & Barossa Handicap Tips (Race 5)

Gawler Roughie - Race 5 No. 3 Trumpsta

The veteran galloper has shown a liking for wet tracks in the past, winning five times and he acquitted himself well when fourth on a Soft 7 at Morphettville first-up this prep.

Trumpsta raced in a Benchmark 70 over 1500m on that occasion and he was a winner over 1950m in a Benchmark 76 at Morphettville Parks in October.

The eight-year-old raced on a Good 4 that day and has tackled similar underfoot conditions when placed over the same track/trip in his two subsequent starts.

Ron Stokes’ gelding has performed well over this trip and further in the past, including when runner-up over track and trip in July last year.

The son of Starspangledbanner is versatile and he may prove capable of upsetting some better-fancied rivals here.

Gawler Races Goes Pink 6th Jan Handicap Tips (Race 6)

Gawler Next Best Bet - Race 6 No. 8 Pulambi

Trainers Wayne Francis & Glen Kent arrive here in great form, with the partnership boasting an impressive 50% strike-rate with their eight runners so far in December. 

The pair are represented by the four-year-old Pulambi here, who had placed in four of her six starts before contesting an 1100m maiden at this venue at the end of last month.

The mare broke her maiden by nearly a length, having raced in third for much of the race, which was held on a Soft 7 that day.

The step up to 1200m here should prove no issue, with Pulambi having performed well at this distance and over further in the past.

The daughter of Ambidexter has gone well when ridden from off the pace, as well as close to the speed and she's taken to complete a double.  

Gawler Arms Hotel Handicap Tips (Race 8)

Gawler Value Bet - Race 8 No. 1 Celsius Star

The five-year-old recorded four victories in his last prep, including twice at Morphettville and while he has yet to score this time around, he has delivered some creditable efforts in defeat.

The gelding was beaten two lengths or less in his first two starts this prep , including when runner-up in a 1050m Benchmark 72 at Morphettville early last month.

Celsius Star followed that effort up with a good two lengths fourth when switched to a Soft 6 track and stepped up to 1200m for the TAB Gytrash Series Final handicap at Morphettville on November 19.

The form of that has been boosted since, with the eighth home Struck By recording a Listed handicap victory at Morphettville last weekend. 

He has a good alley and with the extra trip, he looks capable of defying top-weight under apprentice Sheriden Clarke.


Our Gawler tips for Saturday, December 16 are:

Best Bet1: Rabtat To Win @21/10 at Ladbrokes Australia - 4 Units
Best Bet2: Pulambi To Win @4/1 at Neds - 3 Units
Best Bet3: Celsius Star Each Way @6/1 at bet365 Australia - 2 Units
Best Bet4: Trumpsta Each Way @51/5 at Boombet - 1 Unit
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