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Goulburn Best Bet - Race 2 No. 2 Kouklara
Blaike McDougall will get close to notching up 200 winners this season with a big finish to July, and he has a strong book at Goulburn on Friday which includes this filly from the Joe Pride stable.
Showing promise over her first two runs before coming to the end of her preparation as a beaten favourite in a Hawkesbury Maiden, Kouklara was given plenty time to mature ahead of her move to the new yard.
Forget she went around first-up at Kembla Grange when held-up for the entire run home whereas Just Tozza had the entire straight, a rival that is second favourite here and didn't beat her far considering the advantage.
GOSFORD IRRIGATION CLASS 1 HANDICAP Tips (Race 5)
Goulburn Next Best Bet - Race 5 No. 1 Ballistic Moon
With 11 winners from his last 50 runners, trainer Gary Portelli is enjoying a successful winter to date and first-up with this three-year-old, he looks very well placed in a Country Class 1.
After competing well in some handy Provincial Maidens last spring, Ballistic Moon was able to strike fresh in February, sprinting straight past a subsequent dual winner in Formeinaway at Newcastle.
That victory came over the 900m and on a Heavy 8, a scenario that won't be dissimilar on Friday and second-up in March, he still managed a midfield finish in a leader dominated BM78, which reads superbly for this.
WATERWISE CONSULTING BENCHMARK 66 HANDICAP Tips (Race 8)
Goulburn Value Bet - Race 8 No. 4 Mr Kylin
The locally trained Mr Kylin has won two of three starts on his home track at Goulburn with the only miss being a fourth when resuming on May 28, racing wide in a slightly stronger event than this.
While disappointing when attempting the 'Coonamble Cannonball' second-up, the four-year-old was again given no favours when forced to race three-wide throughout that 1100m event and he tired as a result.
A galloper that was very competitive last year, a period which netted four of his five career wins and in a Benchmark which brought about his last victory, he has claims in the last if you can look past that last effort.