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Gold Coast Tips July 21 – best bets for Gold Coast on Saturday

  • 3 best bets for Gold Coast this week.
Gold Coast racing

Gold Coast Racecourse is one of Queensland’s premier race tracks and is home of the rich Magic Millions meeting in late January each year.


Based in Surfer’s Paradise, Gold Coast Racecourse boast a grass track that accommodates various distances up to 2100m. 

The ground has a large members stand, and grassed areas to view the track from. 

See our free weekly Gold Coast selections below:

Gold Coast Tips - July 14

Race 4 - 1:08PM PACIFIC PETROLEUM QTIS Two-Years-Old Maiden Plate (1100 METRES)
Stuart Kendrick’s filly WINTER PASSAGE has finished top three in her two starts since returning from a four-month spell. First-up she drew an inside gate and looked the winner until grabbed on the line by Miss Quaintly. Second-up she beat all but the first two home where she drew out wide and worked hard to cross, over-racing in the process. She still hit the line well and finished a gallant third. The I Am Invincible filly has experience on most of these and will super fit after those two runs. Luke Dittman hops aboard for his first ride on the filly and jumping from gate one, can make his own play. I expect her to be in the first two on settling and over the shorter 1100m trip, with fitness and experience with her, she will prove hard to run down.
Result (1st - $1.75)

Race 7 - 2:58PM SCI FLEET Class 2 Handicap (1200 METRES) 
Three starts into this preparation and ARMET will strip much fitter and look the winner at some stage here. Locally-trained by Alicia Willick, the Helmet gelding has had two starts after a two-month let-up and finished thereabouts on both occasions. His latest effort saw him finish mid-field after jumping well from the inside gate but lost his spot when they sprinted earlier than expected. He was blocked for room in the run home but wasn’t disgraced finishing just behind the placegetters. With those three runs behind him, he will at his peak for this. Micheal Hellyer returns to the saddle where he was for the four-year-olds only two career victories. Down a little in weight and back to class 2 company, keep him safe.
Result (scratched)

Race 8 - 3:38PM ACCURATE PROFILING Class 1 Plate (1800 METRES)
It took her 12 starts, but ALMA BUBBLES finally broke through with her maiden win last start and couldn’t have been more impressive. Sitting behind the pace in the small field, Anthony Allen pulled the filly wide on the turn and joined the leader (Brown Brown) at the 200m mark. The Al Maher filly then crossed the line, seven lengths ahead of her rivals and had plenty left. She meets class 1 company here and has Allen back in the saddle. She draws well in gate six and is well weighted. On her last performance, she will take a ton of beating here.
Result (2nd)


July 7

Race 3 - 11:58AM RONDO STEEL STUD AND TRACK Colts, Geldings and Entires Maiden Handicap (1400 METRES)
After 22 starts, ESCAPADO is still in maiden class but that can all change here. The Love Conquers All gelding has always shown a preference for middle distances having finished in the minor money on six previous occasions in races over 1400m or more. Recently returning from a spell, he two runs to date were over 1300m and 1350m respectively and with those behind him now, he should be fitter and ready to show his best. He has drawn wide but has regular rider Ryan Plumb aboard here who will look for a sit back in the field. Expect improvement in him in the run home.
Result (unplaced)

Race 8 - 2:58PM NORTH AUSTRALIAN CONTRACTING QTIS Three-Years-Old Handicap (1300 METRES)
The locally-trained Hinchinbrook filly COOL MOVER is a progressive type who has won two of her 10 starts and her latest effort was most impressive. Heading the field, she was left alone in front and enjoyed a soft run to the turn, then found another gear and left the rest to fight out the minors, going on to win by just over two lengths. She is drawn to enjoy a similar run today but may have to take a sit behind probable leader Masondale who looks to cross in front from his wide gate. If the pace is genuine, Cool Mover will still play a hand in the finish. She is second-up here and will strip fitter from her last start win.
Result (scratched)

Race 10 - 4:18PM RONDO EGM Class 1 Handicap (1200 METRES)
Third-up and ready to win, the Mel Eggleston-trained FLOREANA looks ideally placed here coming off two solid hit-outs. First-up after seven months in the paddock, she wasn’t disgraced in finishing sixth (2.25 lengths) over an unsuitable 900m sprint in class 1 company on this track. Then last start found the 1200m much more suitable and finished strongly to grab second prize behind Cool Mover (our tip in race 8). That was in BM62 company. The Snitzel filly comes back to class 1 grade here and with those runs behind her now, will be hard to hold out in this.
Result (1st - $3.20)


June 30

Race 4 - 1:38PM RISA.Website.Library.RISA_Xml.RaceTypeNameRaceFull (1400 METRES)
 Looking for wet trackers here leads me to favouring the Kelly Schweida-trained DANSEZ to take the glory in this. Five starts into her latest campaign she finally returned to the winner’s circle last start. Sitting in the middle of the 14-strong field on the turn, she finished strongly to grab the win in the BM65 contest over 1350m at Ipswich. Up on class here but drops in weight and has winning wet track form to boot. Winning rider Alannah Fancourt remains aboard and looks to get a soft run in the small field. Look for a big finish from the three-year-old filly.
Result (3rd)

Race 6 - 2:53PM RISA.Website.Library.RISA_Xml.RaceTypeNameRaceFull (1200 METRES) 
He’s second-up and hungry for victory. The locally-trained LUNA MISSILE performs best when fresh and is five-weeks between runs here. His first-up effort wasn’t his best when finishing down the track at the Gold Coast last month. As a result, he barrier trialled two weeks ago and was back to his best, winning the trial comfortably, eased in the run home. Going on his efforts in that trial he will take a power of beating here.
Result (3rd)


Race 7 - 3:33PM RISA.Website.Library.RISA_Xml.RaceTypeNameRaceFull (1800 METRES)
Former NZ mare HOOVESGOTCHA surprised a few with her maiden win last start where stepped up to the 1800m for the first time since arriving in Australia. Her form in NZ was very ordinary before crossing the Tasman but has improved greatly with further racing. Racing over an unsuitable 1200m at her first few starts has primed her for better things over a distance. Which she showed last start. A solid maiden win at the Sunshine Coast on a wet track over this trip is grounds to have the four-year-old mare strongly considered.
Result (unplaced)


June 23

Race 4 - 1:33PM VILI'S FAMILY BAKERY Class 5 Handicap (1300 METRES)
An open affair here in this class 5 challenge with the locally-trained STAR OF KNIGHT out to make amends from her last start. The five-year-old mare was four-weeks off her previous run at Coff’s Harbour when she led and faded to finish third at Ipswich in a BM85 behind Palace Tycoon over 1350m last start. Back on her home track here where she is a three-time winner and she will strip fitter for her last run. This will be slightly easier and with a lot of early speed in the race, she will probably take a sit behind the leaders. After the claim, she comes in nicely at the weights and will certainly be there at the finish.
Result (unplaced)

Race 6 - 2:53PM VILI'S CELEBRATING 50 YEARS Colts, Geldings & Entires Class 1 Hcp (1400 METRES)
Four starts into this preparation and the Les Kelly-trained SOLARCRAFT should be at his peak and ready to win. The Starcraft four-year-old has an impeccable record here on his home track where he has finished top three in six of his eight races at Aquis Park. After coming from last to grab third prize here in a class 1 he stepped up to class 2 company and wasn’t disgraced, finishing fourth behind Only Choice at his latest start. He drops back to class 1 company here and from gate six will take a sit behind the early speedsters. A short turnaround and four starts back, he should show his best in this.
Result (4th)

Race 7 - 3:33PM MCCAIN FAST FRY Class 3 Plate (1800 METRES)
Returning from a recent spell, STRAIGHT HOME has come back a very improved race horse. Second-up he grabbed second prize at the Sunshine Coast then went one better here breaking his maiden over the 1800m trip in fine style, beating his rivals home by two lengths. He then franked that form by repeating the dose in class 2 company. On a heavy Gold Coast track, he came from back in the field to beat home Perfect Witness by a length. He steps up to class 3 company here but has the runs on the board to suggest he will handle the challenge without too much trouble. Young Jackson Murphy has been aboard for both of his recent victories and remains in the saddle again. He will carry slightly less weight than last start which will assist him in the run home. He is two from two at the track and trip and could easily make it a hat-trick here.
Result (2nd)


What Bets To Place at Gold Coast Races


There are a number of ways to bet on horse racing this weekend from a standard win or place bet to quadrellas and multibets. 

SINGLE: The most common bet. The single bet involves betting on your selection to win, place, or both (each-way). If betting each-way (see our guide for what an each-way bet is), the stake is doubled as you are betting on your selection to win, and also to place.

QUINELLA: A Quinella bet is available on every thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least three or more runners. To win a Quinella, you must successfully predict the 1st and 2nd placegetters in any order

EXACTA: An exacta is exactly the same as a quinella. However, you must successfully predict the 1st and 2nd placegetters in the correct order

TRIFECTA: A Trifecta bet is available on every thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least four or more runners. To win a Trifecta, you must successfully predict the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placegetters in a given race. 

FIRST4: A First4 bet is available on most thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least four or more runners. To win a First4, you must successfully predict the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th placegetters in a given race. 

MYSTERY BET: A Mystery Bet takes the guess work out of picking a Trifecta and is generated by the betting agency’s computer. The computer system will randomly select three runners and if they fill the placings you win the Trifecta. 

QUADDIE: A Quaddie bet, or Quadrella bet as it is fully known, is available on most thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race meetings. A quaddie is betting on the winners of four nominated races, which are typically the last four races of any meeting, and is a very popular bet. 

MULTIBET: Multibets offer a great way to secure big winning returns on your bets as you combine various bets into one, and are proving to be an extremely popular way to bet. A multibet combines any number of bets from two to 25 into one single bet and dramatically increases the odds. 

PATENT BET: A Patent bet is similar to a three-leg multibet but is made up of seven separate bets: three singles, three doubles and a trio. Where a multibet requires all selections to win for a return, a patent bet will yield a return from just one winner.

ALL-IN BETTING: All-In betting involves a bookmaker offering fixed odds on selected feature races prior to the declaration of the final field. All-In betting on the Melbourne Cup, for example, is available for the better part of 12 months leading into the event. The risk with All-In Betting is that you will not receive your stake back if your horse is scratched.

Alternatively, follow our quick links below to learn more about the various types of horse racing bets.




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