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NARARA PLUMBING MAIDEN PLATE Tips (Race 4)
Gosford Best Bet - Race 4 No. 4 Yangtze Rapids
TOOHEYS BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP Tips (Race 7)
Gosford Value Bet - Race 7 No. 10 Sally Pops
Although she's lacked the turn-of-foot over 1400m and then 1600m at her first two starts this preparation, it has built a solid base for this first attempt over the staying journey, now stepping to 2100m third-up from a spell.
Sally Pops benefitted by the drop to Country level in her second racing campaign, recording back-to-back victories last November before being tipped out and then returning to Provincial level, where she firstly ran into the slick French Bonnet before being outsprinted late by Favreau, who is firmly in Australian Derby calculations.
By All Too Hard and out of the High Chaparral mare Monaco Doll, a stayer who won over 2300m, the breeding suggests she can run the trip and jockey Ashley Morgan has the option of pushing forward to make the favourite Kristalove work early, who is drawn out.
INDUSTREE GROUP BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP Tips (Race 8)
Gosford Next Best Bet - Race 8 No. 1 Pride Of Adelaide
We should get a better gauge on this gelding on Thursday as if he is able to improve off a solid fresh performance, a successful pattern early last year for him, then this does look a very winnable race now coming backing to a Benchmark 64 and stepping up to a suitable 1600m trip.
As a later three-year-old, trainer Nathan Doyle looked to have a handy galloper on his hands with Pride Of Adelaide, who bolted in by more than seven lengths to win his Maiden before a dominant display in a Provincial Class 1, resulting in him being sent out as a $6 chance in the 2020 Tulloch Stakes, a key lead-up race for the Australian Derby,
The gelding was awful in one spring attempt before being immediately tipped out, however, given plenty of time to mature, both trials were sound before the recent return at Hawkesbury, where he finished off well over 1300m and it's worth noting he was supported there ($4.60-$3.30).