Gosford Best Bet - Race 6 No. 3 Allinthistogether
By the 2009 Melbourne Cup winner Shocking and out of a High Chaparral mare, this half-sister to New Zealand Group One winner Wyndspelle is suited by the rise in trip, but she almost had the class to get away with a city Maiden on debut over 1250m.
Getting back in that small field at Canterbury on June 9, Allinthistogether was chasing a long way out in that Canterbury Contest, racing a little greenly throughout and despite never balancing up, was only beaten narrowly in a blanket finish.
With natural improvement predicted off that first race day assignment which followed a very impressive Randwick trial win on May 28, this filly can breakthrough for the powerful Josh Parr and Mark Newnham combination.
Gosford Next Best Bet - Race 4 No. 5 Son Of Sampson
This Paul Perry-trained three-year-old has looked a different galloper over his last two campaigns where he's been consistent, having returned with the ultimate gear change after an uncompetitive first preparation.
He resumed over the 1000m last August following two nice trial wins in July and without any favours after drawing out, the fourth-placed effort had some merit with the first three home all benefiting from low draws in a slowly run race.
Son Of Sampson broke through for a much-deserved Maiden win four runs into that preparation and hard fit this time in while catching the eye at Wyong last start, he gets his favoured soft going for a step up to 1200m which will suit.
Gosford Value Bet - Race 7 No. 2 On Her Word
Following a Maiden victory at Warwick Farm, she was spelled after a third-placed finish behind Haut Brion Her and following that, ran second behind Brazenpine, but did defeat a handy one in Peak (won two of his next three) in the process.
While she was disappointing as a beaten in a Wyong resumption on December 16 where, the five-year-old never settled with the apprentice on and after over-racing throughout, had nothing left in the tank for the run home.
We know the talent is there with On Her Word, who although was frustrating last campaign, was still close up in 64 and Metropolitan 72 company, which is very good form for this Class 1 and gun front-running hoop Tim Clark takes the reins on Tuesday.