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SHARP DS CENTRAL COAST MAIDEN PLATE Tips (Race 5)
Gosford Best Bet - Race 5 No. 9 Jauhera
With 10 winners at an excellent strike rate of 35.7% at Gosford over the last 12 months, the training partnership of Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou have enjoyed plenty of success on this circuit and they prepare this filly that is set to peak at start number three.
After missing the start on her Kembla Grange debut over the 1300m, the daughter of Artie Schiller caught the eye late and despite never threatening the winner, managed to get the better of two subsequent winners in that field from that impossible position on settling.
Jauhera jumped a little better at start two over the mile where she again found the line strongly behind Solar Apex, a galloper who was dropping back from city grade and providing the three-year-old can hold up from gate one early, then the 1900m of Friday's assignment looks ideal.
SIGNARAMA ERINA / GOSFORD CG&E BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP Tips (Race 6)
Gosford Value Bet - Race 6 No. 11 Key Largo
By I Am Invincible and out of a Group winning mare in Petty Cury, this well-bred entire has been competitive at most outings over three preparations to date and third-up now, does appear better suited by the rise to 1200m after two efforts over five furlongs.
Key Largo picked up late fresh behind the impressive Nikohli Beagle (bolted at her next start) prior to his second-up attempt over the 1000m here at Gosford, where the wide gate proved costly and after spotting them a big start, did make late ground for an eventual fourth-place finish.
Whilst this four-year-old handles most surfaces, he's perhaps more effective on top of the ground which was evident last time in when chasing home Great News and defeating Ballistic Lover, two gallopers who have subsequently won at Metropolitan level, which are superb references for a Provincial 64.
BJ HOWES F&M BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP Tips (Race 7)
Gosford Nest Best Bet - Race 7 No. 10 Satin Ruby
Following a decent Australian debut effort for second behind the city class Dancing Gidget, Satin Ruby failed in two further attempts in Sydney over the winter where she pulled up with a slow recovery second-up and never handled a Heavy 9 at Warwick Farm before being tipped out.
With a nice trial under belt when making ground behind a pair of stakes class sprinters in Barbaric and Isaurian on December 8, the daughter of El Roca resumed in a fast run 1300m contest at Newcastle where she came from the off the speed but had to settle for an honourable second to Stormy Rock, providing a perfect tow into the event for the winner in the process.
Stormy Rock was unlucky not to go back-to-back following that at Warwick Farm in a Benchmark 72, so the form is there, especially with Satin Ruby dropping to a Benchmark 64 against her own sex via the last at Gosford and from a better gate in six, she can hopefully land that little bit closer.