Welcome to our preview and horse racing betting tips for racing at Gosford and Geelong on Thursday, April 4th.
We've picked our four best bets throughout the day - find them below!
Hostwin Supreme is a 3YO that has showed some ability at his first racing prep with a couple of placings, the one thing he did show was plenty of speed. He has had 19 weeks away from the track, in that time he has been gelded and has had three trials in preparation for his return. He won the first narrowly then bombed the start at the second and never really took part. he then trialed superbly at Rosehill on the heavy track, the time pretty good for the last use of it on the day. He led, quickened nicely when asked to extend and was eased down late winning by almost 7 lengths. He draws beautifully in three and should have the speed to lead, kick on the turn and here at Gosford, that is half the battle with the short straight. Great Affair looks the main danger but he was disappointing when on debut, he looked to have every chance and doubt that around this track with just the one tight turn and small straight, he will be able to run down Hostwin Supreme.
Some would say that Commander Bell has had enough chances, he has been to the races seven times and is still a maiden, but there are a few factors that are in his favour today, one of them is experience. Two of his main rivals Iresign and Allied Forces are on debut and although they have shown ability at the trials, there was nothing to get too excited about. He’s A Hotshot is the other horse that will have admirers, he was ok at Bathurst on debut but had every chance up on the speed, a position which was suited the way the race was run. Commander Bell gets a couple of gear changes, draws perfectly in two to let the early speed battle unfold in front of him, Timi Clark looks a great jockey change and he is coming through what look to be two pretty good form references at his last couple. He should have the cold sit and with any luck pounce early in the straight and finally break the duck.
Blonde Disposition should be long odds on. Obviously I am not trying to lead you into an ultra-shorty, but they've gone up $1.85 and I would advise you to unload. She won her maiden two starts back when resuming at Seymour, she led and was headed but fought back strongly to win narrowly with a margin to 3rd. She then had her first go out of maiden grade at Sandown three weeks ago, she was wide throughout and was still good in the straight, she was beaten a length into second. The winner of that race has since come out and won the Bendigo Guineas on their stand alone Saturday meeting and the horse that ran third behind her has won at Cranbourne last Friday and looks very smart. The draw looks perfect.
Swanky Cat is likely to be big odds here, he was racing so well before going to the paddock and resumed ok. He was poorly away, got wide after over-racing, chased hard in the straight and was good enough through the line. He is drawn wide but will get back anyway, if he gets the right cart into it and can close as well as he had been last prep, he will be a great bet at each-way odds. He charged home at his last run at the track, back him win and place.
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