Race 3, No. 4 WANAASA
No price with the nature of the small fields on a rare Gawler metro card, but this filly should be leading them in a merry dance off the fresh win which was huge and a shade quicker than the BM86 on that day. Kemalpasa a threat on class but he generally gets stronger deeper into a prep and may find this too sharp fresh.
Race 8, No. 13 BAJAN
Freshened up and whilst the slight drop in trip is a query, it should be a testing 1100m on a wet track and the speed up front looks good. Saw nothing but backsides last start when rising in grade where he was single figures, is better suited back to BM64 level and at $10 in a competitive get-out, has each way claims.
Todd Pannell bagged 4 winners at Mildura early in the week and leading the way for the hoops at Gawler this season. He has 4 rides at this meeting, 3 of them are currently $4 or under.
Race 7, No. 4 AMBERDI
If right, should be favorite in this and the punters were quick to snap up the $5.50 opening quote. Is now at $4.40.
Leg 1: 3,4
Leg 2: 1,3,4
Leg 3: 4,5,7
Leg 4: 2,4,7,9,10,13
$54 gets you 50%.
Race 1: 4-1-2-3. Sweet Lullaby is consistent, should still have upside left and is improving over this caper. Competitive field that said.
Race 2: 2-3-4-5. Open race. Felix Bay has missed the start of the jumps season but hasn't finished outside the top 4 in 8 attempts over the sticks (7 top 3 finishes) and Pateman rides. Is e/w odds at $7.50.
Race 3: 4-1-3-5. Best Bet see above.
Race 4: 2-5-4-1. Grinzinger Express looks the safest on exposed form where she was honest albeit no match for a smart one two weeks back and the blinkers go on. Respect any money for the first starters.
Race 5: 4-3-2-1. Lack of depth to this which sees Eckhart very well placed fourth up, on the minimum and the wet track is a big tick. Aagas the only logical threat but maybe still a run short.
Race 6: 3-4-1-7. Canford is very hit or miss but nothing made ground a fortnight ago, won well the start prior and did bolt in the last time the blinkers went on. He's probably the best wet tracker in this.
Race 7: 4-5-7-3. Amberdi was only narrowly beaten by Crown Fontein first up last prep who's a class above anything here. Was a $1.60 winner the last time she was in this grade before tackling group company.
Race 8: 13-9-2-4. Bolter see above.