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PIRTEK CENTRAL COAST CLASS 1 HANDICAP Tips (Race 5)
Gosford Value Bet - Race 5 No. 6 Maurice's Choice
It was hard not be impressed with the debut win of Sinba, however, he did miss the start on that occasion, bringing that bad habit from the trials and on a tighter circuit such as Gosford, it will be steeper challenge if shiort favourite again spots them a start.
One that has opened up at an each-way price is the other two-year-old in this field, Maurice's Choice, who whacked away fairly first-up at Goulburn for third when running into Scream And Shout (won again at his next start) and Jimmy's Dream (subsequent Provincial winner).
Competiting in a Handicap against his own age following that at Warwick Farm, he's lifted strongly late to hold second from Cotehele, who had bolted in at Newcastle prior to that and likely to push forward, should relish this step to a mile.
INDUSTREE GROUP CLASS 1 HANDICAP Tips (Race 6)
Gosford Next Best Bet - Race 6 No. 1 Tamerlane
A son of champion European galloper Golden Horn and out of a daughter to three-time Group one winner Forensics, Tamerlane was thrown in the deep end for his debut via the Group Three Black Opal and although never threatened, was only beaten just over three lengths.
That did come after some very impressive work at the trials which he again showed in the spring prior to his return effort at Warwick Farm, breaking the Maiden despite nearly throwing it away multiple times, but was a little disappointing in two runs following that.
Godolphin have now elected to geld this resuming three-year-old who has won a trial in soft fashion leading into this and Hugh Bowman takes the engagement on Thursday, with the champion hoop coming to Gosford for just the two rides on May 27.
NARARA PLUMBING BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP Tips (Race 7)
Gosford Best Bet - Race 7 No. 1 Ready To Soar
The training partnership of Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou have a superb record at Gosford this season, preparing 11 winners at an excellent strike rate of 39.3% and three of those victories can be attributed to this filly last spring.
A full-sister to the 2016 QLD Derby winner, Eagle Way, Ready To Soar doesn't appear to be like her older brother given she does prefer these short course trips, bolting in on a heavy track here first-up last campaign, easily dashing past That's Better who is also in the market here.
While disappointing when competing in town on December 23, she did look at the end of her preparation when clinging on to score third-up here earlier that month and the two trials leading into this return have been faultless.