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INSURANCE HOUSE MAIDEN HANDICAP Tips (Race 2)
Gosford Best Bet - Race 2 No. 1 Just A Jedi
With seven winners at an excellent strike rate of 46.7% at Gosford this season, the training partnership of Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou are enjoying plenty of success on this circuit and get a chance to build further on that via the second race this Thursday.
By Free Eagle and out of half-sister to Group winners Berezny and Lolita Star, Just A Jedi is bred to get over these middle distance/staying journeys and from a wide gate third-up when stepping to the mile, never got into the race but had been working towards a win in his two prior attempts.
With a current Soft 7 track reading and the jockey reporting that this three-year-old didn't quite handle the testing conditions on January 9, we're looking for an upgrade (warm weather expected on Thursday) and with that, he should every chance from a better draw in what's a weak Maiden.
KINCROME F&M BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP Tips (Race 5)
Gosford Value Bet - Race 5 No. 5 Hybrid Theory
Following a debut kill at Bathurst in February, 2020, this filly was thrown straight into the deep end via the Group Three Magic Knight Stakes where although well held, she wasn't disgraced in what wasn't an easy Rosehill carnival to making ground over.
The daughter of Brazen Beau was then sent south to contest the VOBIS Showdown where outside the smart winner in Khoekhoe, she consistently rattled off the second-best sectionals of that 1200m feature at Caulfield when making good ground from the rear and at least runs top three with a better gate.
She made an absolute mess of the start and was never in contention in her most recent start in the Group Two Silver Shadow last August and was tipped straight out as a result, but with plenty of time to mature and three January trials, can pounce fresh off a good speed now they've elected to come back through the grades.
INFRABUILD CG&E BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP Tips (Race 6)
Gosford Nest Best Bet - Race 6 No. 1 Equation
Resuming with 61kg is a decent leveller for a colt that's just had the two starts, however, he is the runner in this most likely progressing to bigger and better things later this campaign and may just get away with this on ability.
Following a pair of slick trial wins, Equation was sent out as a second favourite on debut back in May, 2020, where he was plain albeit in a very hot race which was taken out by Peltzer (subsequent Group Two winner) and the field also included genuine stakes-class performers in Elizabeel, Kukeracha, Valequenta and Ocean Emperor, who won either side of that.
With the benefit of race experience, the son of Press Statement made a useful line-up look ordinary with a dominant performance in June before being spelled and off the back of two quiet trials, where he does look to be settling better, this looks a nice starting point over the 1200m.