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Gawler Betting Tips for February 28, 2024 - Mavette for victory

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Martin Pennington 27 Feb 2024
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  • Gawler Racing predictions focus on top selections like Sandastan, Mavette, Pocket Raider, and Commanding Reign for the February 28 race event
  • Sandastan, in particular, is favored due to his strong recent form and suitable underfoot conditions in Race 4 - Contract Engineering Benchmark 58 Handicap
  • Other top choices Mavette (Race 5), Pocket Raider (Race 6), and Commanding Reign (Race 7) are determined based on their past performances and current prospects
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Gawler host the South Australian card on February 28. (Getty)

Gawler hosts a seven-race program on February 28 and our best bets are available below.
  • Gawler Tips February 28
  • Contract Engineering Benchmark 58 Handicap Tips (Race 4)
  • Gawler Arms Hotel Rating 0-58 Handicap Tips (Race 5)
  • Coopers Brewery Australian Lager Benchmark 56 Handicap Tips (Race 6)
  • Sanders Fodder Rating 0-56 Handicap Tips (Race 7)

Gawler Tips February 28


Contract Engineering Benchmark 58 Handicap Tips (Race 4)


Gawler Best Bet - Race 4 No. 1 Sandastan

The gelding has been in great form this season, registering five victories, including when successful at metro level in a Restricted 58 handicap at Morphettville in December.

The five-year-old placed third on his next two starts prior to delivering three consecutive victories, culminating in a success over 2500m at Murray Bridge earlier this month.

Sandastan came home over two-and-a-half-lengths clear of his rivals when contesting a Benchmark 58 handicap on that occasion.

While he jumped at big odds for the Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes back at Morphettville when last in action on Saturday, he performed well in finishing fifth of fourteen that day. 

Garret Lynch’s representative has a good barrier and dropping back to 2100m, and with forecast underfoot conditions to suit, he is taken to return to winning ways. 

Gawler Arms Hotel Rating 0-58 Handicap Tips (Race 5)


Gawler Next Best Bet - Race 5 No. 1 Mavette

The seven-year-old recorded a win by a narrow margin when contesting a 1400m Restricted 58 handicap at Murray Bridge in September.

The gelding has gone on to deliver top four finishes in all six subsequent starts, with four of those efforts seeing him place in the first three.

The seven-year-old showed that he can compete at a higher level when three-and–a-half-lengths fourth in a Restricted 64 handicap at Morphettville Parks two starts back.

That Morphettville Parks effort came over 1400m and Mavette appeared to have no issues at 1516m when runner-up in a Restricted 58 handicap here subsequently.

The extra distance here is no issue, with Kirsten Mooney’s gelding having won over this trip in the past and he is taken to record his eighth career win. 

Coopers Brewery Australian Lager Benchmark 56 Handicap Tips (Race 6)


Gawler Value Bet - Race 6 No. 4 Pocket Raider

Trainer Peter Hardacre has been among the winners in the last month, with the handler boasting a 33% strike-rate (4/12) with his runners in the last 30 days.

The trainer saddles the daughter of Rebel Raider here, with the pick having delivered three victories in her last prep, ncluding in a 1600m Benchmark 62 handicap at Balaklava in June.

Notably, that Balaklava triumph came on a Soft 6 and while she failed to shine at Morphettville Parks subsequently, she jumped at big odds on that occasion.

Pocket Raider improved markedly for her return effort in her last prep and with that in mind, she is expected to have improved for her ninth-place finish at Balaklava when racing first-up. 

That race, held on February 5 is working out well, with the first two home going on to score at Morphettville Parks subsequently.

Sanders Fodder Rating 0-56 Handicap Tips (Race 7)


Gawler Roughie - Race 7 No. 1 Commanding Reign

The five-year-old showed improvement with racing in his last prep, registering a third-up success when taking out an 1175m Benchmark 58 handicap at Grafton last year. 

While the gelding won on a Good 4 track that day, he proved that softer underfoot conditions are no issue when winning over 1420m in a Class 2 handicap at Grafton two starts later. 

Commanding Reign failed to shine when last of ten over this track/trip first-up this time around, however, that contest did see him jump at $51 for a Benchmark 64 handicap.

The son of Holler was beaten over seven lengths at Balaklava next time, however, that marked an improved effort when contesting a Benchmark 58 handicap over 1400m.

Andrew Beswick’s gelding looks the main speed in this contest and dropping back to 1200m, and with improvement expected on his third run back, he may prove up to springing a surprise.

Verdict

Our Gawler selections for Wednesday, February 28 are:

Best Bet1: Sandastan To Win @7/4 at Boombet - 4 Units
Best Bet2: Mavette To Win @9/5 at Topsport - 4 Units
Best Bet3: Pocket Raider Each Way @43/2 at Boombet - 1 Unit
Best Bet4: Commanding Reign Each Way @9/1 at Topsport - 1 Unit
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