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Gold Coast Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for May 8

  • Gold Coast hosts nine races on Saturday
  • The track is currently rated a Heavy 8
  • Justin Darcy provides his best bets for May 8
Gold Coast Betting Tips
Gold Coast hosts nine races on Saturday. (Getty)
Justin Darcy 07 May 2021
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Gold Coast hosts a nine race program on May 8 and our free betting tips and best bets are available.

Our Gold Coast best bets are provided by expert form analysts and tipsters, and a preview of Saturday's racing is below.

Gold Coast Tips for May 8

PLAY GOLD COAST BENCHMARK 78 Handicap Tips (Race 1)

Gold Coast Next Best Bet - Race 1 No. 13 Olympic Class

It was a strong win at Sunshine Coast first-up over 1400m and now this gelding quickly comes up in grade and up in trip to the 1800m.

A lot of the main chances that he seems to face here go around every second week and take turns at winning, while this is the fresh one on the scene that can go through the grades.

If he runs out the trip second-up, Olympic Class will be the horse to beat and the deserved favourite in the event.


Gold Coast Best Bet - Race 5 No. 4 Ranch Hand

This galloper started single figures in a Magic Millions Classic, running a game fifth behind Shaquero and of course we know there has been a few subsequent winners out of the race.

Ranch Hand was dominant on debut at Warwick Farm before going under at a very short quote in the start prior to the Millions.

This is not an overly strong race, so going with the horse with the runs on the board in better grade and the one who looks to have the most class.


Gold Coast Value Bet - Race 6 No. 4 Force Of Will

I tipped this girl last start in a race that was on-pace dominated, when she settled back in the field and was back from 2000m to 1600m.

Force Of Will has only missed the placings three times, two of them at her last two starts where she tackled the Vinery two back and was caught back last start.

She is going to appreciate the rise in trip to 1800m and will be just about the fittest horse in this race, so at the double figures, she is worth a play.

Gold Coast FAQs

What time is the first race at Gold Coast?

The first race at Gold Coast jumps at 11.25am with the last race to be run at 4.24pm.

Who is the best bet at Gold Coast?

We are siding with Ranch Hand as the best bet at Gold Coast.

How can I live stream the Gold Coast races?

Check out our live streaming hub to see how you can live stream the Gold Coast races.



Ranch Hand & Olympic Class will run as our best bets of the day.

Force Of Will will run as the value selection.

Best Bet: Ranch Hand To Win @220.00 at BetMGM - 10 Units
Next Best Bet: Olympic Class To Win @290.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 8 Units
Value Bet: Force Of Will Each-Way @1200.0 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 2 Units

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