THE AGENCY REAL ESTATE HANDICAP Tips (Race 3)
Gosford Best Bet - Race 3 No. 6 Solar Apex
This galloper had some handy form around the likes of Kiku, Brookspire, Exoboom, Liqueuro and Heart Of Puissance over his second and third racing preparations with his autumn culminating in a down the track finish via the South Australian Derby.
Returning as a gelding, Solar Apex looked a completely different horse in two sharp lead-up trials ahead of his return over the mile at Gosford on September 8, an event he was heavily supported in and duly saluted, sprinting away for a soft win on return.
The son of Deep Impact now goes up in the weights, but with a one-paced second favourite in Socrates, this race certainly isn't any harder and stepping up the 1900m, he draws for a soft run once more under J-Mac, who has gate one at his disposal.
VINERY HANDICAP Tips (Race 4)
Gosford Roughie - Race 4 No. 6 Liberty Sun
Although this lightly raced gelding has been well held in both outings this campaign, he hasn't been able to take up the running in either of those events, so with Tim Clark taking the reins on Wednesday and jumping from gate four, he should get that chance.
The locally-trained Liberty Sun has proven to be somewhat of a control freak over his journey to date with all four wins coming when he's dictated up front, and that includes two victories on his home circuit, making him the only multiple winner at Gosford in this field.
This six-year-old had excuses last start in a muddling affair at Kembla Grange when wide throughout, but as a BM88 winner in February, an effort which followed a narrow defeat to a handy Count De Rupee, he's clearly capable enough in a race of this strength.
TAB HANDICAP Tips (Race 5)
Gosford Next Best Bet - Race 5 No. 5 Mightybeel
His maiden win at start three was arrogant where after taking off early, he still recorded a very soft victory and the overall time did stack up well for that February 12 card, bettering the 1550m BM72 by nearly three lengths and was only two lengths inferior to the BM78.
This son of Savabeel has always shown ability and despite going down as a short favourite first-up last campaign, he had excuses, while the prior debut effort over an unsuitable 1200m behind Count De Rupee (multiple city winner) was an eye-catching one.
Although he didn't progress as well in three subsequent efforts last time in, there's still plenty upside with Mightybeel and while it was a small/weak line-up via a September 7 heat, to the eye at least, that's best he's ever trialled by a long way.
RANVET HANDICAP Tips (Race 6)
Gosford Value Bet - Race 6 No. 6 Joyous Legend
Coming back in grade second-up on Wednesday following a first-up flop at Group Two level is this superbly bred filly, a daughter of Snitzel that is out of the eight-time Group One winning champion More Joyous, and she was group placed as a two-year-old.
Following a stylish debut win at Gosford in February, Joyous Legend was on the second line of betting for the Group Two Reisling Stakes where she proceeded to put in a flat performance, but did bounce off that in the Percy Sykes, which gives us some confidence here.
After a wide run, she's practically finished next to Crystal Bound in that April 17 event, a filly that won a listed race first-up at Flemington this spring, while they've both finished behind Jamaea, now a multiple group winner that is lining up in the Golden Rose.