Country Cups Challenge | Gympie Cup
Gympie Turf Club, Gympie Racecourse, Exhibition Road, Southside, Gympie / Sat 26 Oct
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STORMONT STAR (5) has been racing well of late. Last start produced a solid effort behind BRADS LUCK in a mile rate of 1:54.2. He is knocking on the door and with luck from the draw is a winning hope
GETARATTLEON (3) has won 2 of his last 5 starts. Most recently he took them all of the way from a similar draw. He has a good record over the mile and is a contender in this.
TOP FLIGHT CRUIZE (1) was a winner at Marburg 2 starts back. The draw gives him a chance.
FORTYEIGHTTHENSON (9) is going well enough to feature with luck from the draw.
SELECTIONS: STORMONT STAR (5), GETARATTLEON (3), TOP FLIGHT CRUIZE (1), FORTYEIGHTTHENSON (9)
SUGGESTED BET: STORMONT STAR (5) to win
CLARRY (4) was a winner here last start in a sizzling mile rate of 1:52.7. A repeat of that performance sees him go close here.
SIR JULIAN (3) was a winner here 2 starts back running time. Last start he wasn’t far away from FAT PROPHET when not having the best of luck. He is a genuine chance from the good gate.
WITH AUTHORITY (1) did it tough last time out when having to work in the run. From the good draw he is a chance.
SOMWHEREOVARAINBOW (2) has placed his last 2 runs, he should be thereabouts.
SELECTIONS: CLARRY (4), SIR JULIAN (3), WITH AUTHORITY (1), SOMWHEREOVARAINBOW (2)
SUGGESTED BET: CLARRY to win
COBBLER LANE (2) finally comes up with a good draw here after having little luck from wide draws his last 2. He gets his chance here.
THE DOORMAN (1) has been racing well of late, winning 3 from his last five starts. The draw is a plus. He is a danger
RUN BOY RUN (8) maps to receive a good run in transit. Narrowly beaten last start by TOMMY UNDER FIRE he will be looking to shoot the gaps when they appear.
MAJESTIC KIWI (9) was a winner here last start. The draw is no luxury but with some luck can feature.
SELECTIONS: COBBLER LANE (2), THE DOORMAN (1), RUN BOY RUN (8), MAJESTIC KIWI (9)
SUGGESTED BET: COBBLER LANE (2) to win
MISSINMEMATE (5) find a winnable race here. He went down narrowly when trying to lead all of the way last start. He should push forward again here and take some catching.
ROWDYS ACE (1) comes up with a good draw here and with options from the gate is a winning hope.
HALF MOON BEACH (2) also lands a good gate. He has won 2 from his last 5 starts. He maps to get a good run here.
TAKITIMU EXPRESS (8) can feature from the trailing draw.
SELECTIONS: MISSINMEMATE (5), ROWDYS ACE (1), HALF MOON BEACH (2), TAKITIMU EXPRESS (8)
SUGGESTED BET: MISSINMEMATE (5)to win
IDEAL BLISS (1) land a good draw here. She hasn’t been far away lately from bad draws. This looks her chance to break through in Queensland.
CAESARS ASTRUM (8) is racing in great heart of late. She was a winner here last time out in good time. If everything goes her way from the draw she will be charging late.
KINETIC KATE (9) has the second row to contend with but her form has been solid. With luck she can make her presence felt.
MATRON JUJON (2) was a winner here last time out. From the good draw she isn’t out of this
SELECTIONS: IDEAL BLISS (1), CAESARS ASTRUM (8), KINETIC KATE (9), MATRON JUJON (2)
SUGGESTED BET: IDEAL BLISS (1) to win
JUST SEDUCE ME (4) has been racing well without much luck. This is a suitable race. She is a genuine winning hope.
IMA GRUMPY POSSUM (1) lands the pole draw here. Although she hasn’t won since January she gets her chance from the draw.
AQUA MISS (8) didn’t have the best of luck last time out. She is the sole second row runner so should have options early. She is a chance with a better run.
JUSTALITTLETORQUE (6) is racing in fine form of late. With luck from the draw she won’t be far away.
SELECTIONS: JUST SEDUCE ME (4), IMA GRUMPY POSSUM (1), AQUA MISS (8), JUSTALITTLETORQUE (6)
SUGGESTED BET: JUST SEDUCE ME (4) to win
IMA BIRUBI BOY (3) finds a suitable race here. Last start he was solid behind COLONEL JOY. From the good draw he is winning hope.
GUTS (1) doesn’t have the best numbers next to his name but is a horse that needs luck in his races. He has the right draw here. He can feature.
AQUA CRUISER (4) can be thereabouts. The smaller field may help his chances.
OUR BUSCEMI (8) only went down narrowly here 2 runs back behind PROPHESY. He isn’t out of this from the good trailing draw.
SELECTIONS: IMA BIRUBI BOY (3), GUTS (1), AQUA CRUISER (4), OUR BUSCEMI (8)
SUGGESTED BET: IMA BIRUBI BOY (3) to win
WAVEDANCER (2) looks to get his chance here. He wasn’t far away last start behind NIGHT NINJA. If he can find the pegs he will be hard to beat.
JUSTATIC (6) was a winner here last start from a wide draw. If he can run a solid 2138 metres he won’t be far away
CALL ME TRISH (4) has had 2 runs back from a break now. Both runs this time in have shown merit. She will strip fitter for those 2 runs. She is a chance.
SIR SEMPER FIDELIS (3) will be improved from his 2 runs back from a break. He can race handy and be in the finish somewhere.
SELECTIONS : WAVEDANCER (2), JUSTATIC (6), CALL ME TRISH (4), SIR SEMPER FIDELIS (3)
SUGGESTED BET: WAVEDANCER (2) to win
COLT THIRTY ONE (7) is resuming here. He was a winner of the Group 1 Blacks A Fake last preparation. He has trialled well in preparation for this. The outside of the front row over the mile is never a luxury but he is all class and there are plenty of people looking forward to seeing him back at the races.
MACH ALERT (6) is racing well of late. He went down narrowly to NORTHVIEW HUSTLER last start. He has wide draw again here but no doubt he will be in it for a long way.
MATTGREGOR (4) was a solid winner here from the same draw last start. He gets back to the mile this time around where he has a good record. He will make his presence felt
SAMS THE MASTER (1) can run well from the good draw.
SELECTIONS : COLT THIRTY ONE (7), MACH ALERT (6), MATTGREGOR (4), SAMS THE MASTER (1)
SUGGESTED BET : COLT THIRTY ONE (7) to win
OUR OVERANOVA (7) is as tough as they come. He was a winner here last start and finished 2nd his previous 4 runs. The 50 metre handicap is a big task but he is good enough to overcome that.
SOUTHERN ALPS (6) is a winner of his last 2 starts. He is a chance from the 20 metre handicap.
FOURSHARESMOREBEERS (1) has been consistent of late. The front row definitely helps his chances.
QUIETLY SPOKEN (4) should be fitter from her 3 runs back from a break. She can improve again.
SELECTIONS : OUR OVERANOVA (7), SOUTHERN ALPS (6), FOURSHARESMOREBEERS (1), QUIETLY SPOKEN (4)
SUGGESTED BET : OUR OVERANOVA (7) to win