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Gosford Betting Tips for May 16, 2024 - Import looks due

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Last updated: 14 May 2024
Alex Marsh 14 May 2024
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  • Top picks for May 16 Gosford races: Earth Dance, Norton Road, Flightcrew and Whetu
  • Norton Road and Earth Dance showed strong potential in their recent performances
  • Flightcrew could be the dark horse with her impressive track record, while Whetu could be a surprising performer in BM64
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Gosford Tips for 16.05.2024
Nine races will be run & won at Gosford on Thursday. (Getty)
 

Nine races feature on Thursday's Gosford meeting and our preview is available below.
  • Gosford Tips May 16
  • Railway Hotel Class 1 & Maiden Plate Tips (Race 6)
  • De Bortoli Wines Midway BM64 Handicap Tips (Race 7)
  • Buterin L'estrange F&M BM64 Handicap Tips (Race 8)
  • TAB CG&G BM64 Handicap Tips (Race 9)

Gosford Tips May 16


Railway Hotel Class 1 & Maiden Plate Tips (Race 6)


Gosford Best Bet - Race 6 No. 2 Earth Dance

While he couldn't land bets as a well backed fav on Australian debut, the Team Snowden still performed well in that Randwick Kensington run (second fastest last 200m of the race).

Even though he wa stepping up to a more suitable journey second-up, Earth Dance was a slight drifter in a Canterbury BM72, where the four-year-old got back in a slowly run affair.

As far getting a distance run under the belt, that last performance was still a pass mark and he only goes up 1kg despite coming back in grade to a set weights Class 1 at the provincials.

De Bortoli Wines Midway BM64 Handicap Tips (Race 7)


Gosford Roughie - Race 7 No. 3 Whetu

He'll improve off whatever is delivered here second-up, however, it's not a strong BM64 and off an encouraging return effort, Whetu comes into calculations on Thursday.

The son of Dundeel worked home in restricted room first-up over 1500m, yet he recorded the fastest last 200m of the race and getting on to wetter ground here is a tick.

He was unlucky in a stronger race second-up last campaign and the penny did drop in that prep, with the highlight being a comprehensive Wyong victory in this grade on a Soft 6.

Buterin L'estrange F&M BM64 Handicap Tips (Race 8)


Gosford Value Bet - Race 8 No. 4 Flightcrew

While she didn't breakthrough over her first two campaigns, Flightcrew did contest some handy maidens over that period and the filly is a more furnished galloper this time in.

After recording a maiden triumph first-up at Hawkesbury, the daughter of Epaulette went back-to-back via Kembla Grange Class 1 on April 20 and that was on a Soft 5 surface.

There was plenty of merit to that last performance, with the three-year-old surging late despite covering ground and she loses nothing with Tommy Berry in the saddle third-up.

TAB CG&G BM64 Handicap Tips (Race 9)


Gosford Next Best Bet - Race 9 No. 3 Norton Road

He's always shown ability and although it didn't look a strong maiden, two other winners have been produced from his Wyong debut event on January 18, which he won easily.

Norton Road remained unbeaten before a spell, with the gelding taking out a Class 1 at Newcastle and margin flattered his rivals, as he did lay out at key stages in that race.

A left-handed and strong senior rider in Aaron Bullock going on suits, and he was aboard for a second behind city class sprinter Much Much Better in an April 23 trial at Wyong.

                                                                               

Verdict

Our Gosford tips for Thursday, May 16 are:

Best Bet1: Earth Dance To Win @29/10 at Topsport - 4 Units
Best Bet2: Norton Road To Win @29/10 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Best Bet3: Flightcrew Each Way @8/1 at betM - 2 Units
Best Bet4: Whetu Each Way @12/1 at betM - 1 Unit
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