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Gloucester Park Tips - best bets for Gloucester Park on Friday, January 19

Trent Orwin 18 Jan 2018
  • Best bets for Gloucester Park 
  • Selections for every race
  • Early Quaddie and Quaddie suggestions
Gloucester Park harness racing (Credit: Jodie Hallows)

Gloucester Park hosts exciting harness racing action every Friday night with WA’s best pacers competing around the half-mile circuit.

Located opposite the WACA Ground in Perth, Gloucester Park hosts metropolitan and midweek racing that is up-tempo around the half-mile track that doesn’t have a sprint lane. 

See my free weekly Gloucester Park selections below:

Gloucester Park Tips - January 19

Race 1

Argyle Red (2) will be looking to cross Shes Artful and it could be a good speed battle with Argyle Red having a bit more early speed than the mare. Talktomeurmattjesty will most likely have to breeze in order to win.

The 1730m suits Argyle Red and if he finds the rail they will find it hard to run him down despite the horse racing better with a sit. One of the trio should win the opening heat of the Nights of Thunder.

Race 3

Cut For An Ace (1) drops back from contesting the Inter Dominion series and barrier one looks perfect as he can run slick sectionals out in front. His immediate concern is Franco Joaquin to his outside but that horse is up a long way in class and may drop in behind the polemarker.

I am banking on Cut For An Ace leading and if he does so then $1.90 represents good value. He can still win if not able to lead but it will be more difficult as the field has depth.

Early Quaddie

R1 – 1, 2, 3
R2 – 1, 2, 4, 5
R3 – 1
R4 – 1, 3, 6, 12

$50 for 104.16% with CrownBet

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Race 6

Jaxon Fella (1) is an honest horse and this race doesn’t have the depth of recent events that he has contested. He is suited on the pegs and either leads or trails and should have plenty to offer late in a race that shouldn’t have a lot of pressure. 

His last win came over Soho Wall Street and Tommy Be Good while he has been competitive against the likes of Mach Time, Cut For An Ace and Rycroft when able to race close to the speed.

Race 9

Mistahmistah (8) and Bechers Brook will do battle once again after both fell to Marquisard who also lines up. Mistahmistah has very good gate speed and may be able to cross Bechers Brook. If he cannot cross the inside horse then Bechers Brook should prove superior but I’m happy with $3.80 to find out.

Winning at his WA debut, Mistahmistah defeated Speed Man who looks a nice three-year-old before dead-heating with Bechers Brook when Marquisard was the blowout winner. It looks a match-race this time and I don’t see any other horse winning unless the two favourites go to war.


R5 – 1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10
R6 – 1, 2, 3, 4
R7 – 1
R8 – 1, 3, 4, 5, 10

$50 for 41.66% with CrownBet

Race-by-race tips

R1 – Argyle Red (2)
R2 – Americanbootscoota (4)
R3 – Cut For An Ace (1)
R4 – Our Jimmy Johnstone (1)
R5 – Chicago Bull (9)
R6 – Jaxon Fella (1)
R7 – Nothingbutadream (2) 
R8 – Raffaello (10)
R9 – Mistahmistah (8)
R10 – Hot Fraternity (5)

Previous Gloucester Park Tips

January 12

Race 1

Our Major Mama (4) has been racing well this campaign with a victory over Cimorene and close second behind Beaudiene Beach Babe. 

Put a pen through last start when breaking gear and Aiden De Campo should use her gate speed to be in a striking position. There is a small chance she could cross Miss Sangrial but may have to settle for cover in the moving line. 

Miss Sangrial is very short despite being costly for punters. She will win comfortably if she does everything right but I’m happy to take her on after she over-raced and was beaten a long way last time. 

Rated Price: $7.50 

Race 2

Real Lucky (10) has been very impressive with four wins from his past six starts. He defeated Tisadream last start which is good form and belted them at Bunbury when Robert The Bruce proved no match.

The draw is tricky tonight but Gary Hall Jnr can weave magic and this horse can sprout wings. Our Jeremes Gem may try and hold the lead from the inside barrier which helps Real Lucky because Messi will be tough to beat if he leads. 

Rated Price: $4.40

Race 4

The open-class pacers that are not in the Fremantle Pacing Cup will also compete over 2536m and I really like A Piccadilly Princess (10).

She will trail Delightful Offer at the start and that horse will be trying to lead with Mysta Magical Mach and American Boy showing gate speed. 

Last start she showed that she can be put into the race and was narrowly beaten by Devendra who seems to grow a leg racing in Perth. 

Rated Price: $2.70

Early Quaddie

R1 – 2, 4
R2 – 3, 4, 10, 11, 12
R3 – 9
R4 – 1, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11

$50 for 83.33% with CrownBet

Race 6

Bronze Seeker (1) is a good frontrunner despite being known as a sit and sprint type. He gave Rub Of The Green a good contest when leading once and managed to lead throughout when defeating Kiwi Legend and company. 

He was runner up last start when held up behind Bad Round and I expect him to be in this for a very long way. 

Rated Price: $3.30


R5 – 5
R6 – 1, 2, 6, 10, 11, 12
R7 – 1, 3, 4, 5, 10
R8 – 1, 6, 7, 9

$50 for 41.66% with CrownBet

Race-by-race tips

R1 – Our Major Mama (4)
R2 – Real Lucky (10)
R3 – Auctioneers Elsu (5)
R4 – A Piccadilly Princess (10)
R5 – Ultimate Machete (2)
R6 – Bronze Seeker (1)
R7 – Extreme Prince (3)
R8 – Idealindiamonds (7)
R9 – Dredlock Rockstar (2)
R10 – No Tip

January 5

Race 1

Hindu Kumara (10) should trail Bettor Boa who will be looking to hold out Handsandwheels. It should be a good early battle for the lead and Hindu Kumara has been racing well despite his form not showing it. 

While he is a small chance of claiming victory, he looks a reasonable chance of running a place with Lightning Jolt his main rival for a placing. 

Rated Price: $17

Race 2

Dodolicious (8) was very plain last start running seventh of nine when racing outside of Skippy Rascal. One upside tonight is that Bad Round may be the leader and that would be in the mare’s favour as Bad Round isn’t known as a frontrunner in this type of company.

Once upon a time she would be a clear-cut favourite in a race of this nature but her numerical form has dipped after drawing the outside barrier every single start against the top mares. 

Rated Price: $4.60

Early Quaddie

R1 – 1, 9
R2 – Field
R3 – 4, 8
R4 – 8

$50 for 113.63% with CrownBet

Race 6

Messi (8) has a bit of class in this field and he has excellent gate speed. The Debbie Padberg stable has indicated they want to lead with Nothing In Between despite its average form but Messi may be able to zap them off the arm.

The 2536m isn’t desirable for Messi but the race lacks some depth and his last win came over Livura and Sprinter which is excellent form for this M0 only event. 

Rated Price: $2.10

Race 7

Tisadream (6) gets barrier draw advantage over Ima Rocknroll Legend and over the 1730m, that is going to be a very big advantage. 

He can show good gate speed but won’t cross Bebrave or Buhn Lert; whether he is able to find the lead off one of the pair or race close to the speed, he looks hardest to beat.

Rated Price: $2.00


R5 – 1, 2
R6 – 7, 8, 10, 11, 12
R7 – 1, 6, 8
R8 – 1, 5

$50 for 83.33% with CrownBet

Race-by-race tips

R1 – Hindu Kumara (10)
R2 – Dodolicious (8)
R3 – Im Rockaria (8)
R4 – Ultimate Machete to beat Johnny Disco (Exacta)
R5 – Vultan Tin (1)
R6 – Messi (8)
R7 – Tisadream (6)
R8 – Dior Mia More (5)
R9 – Highview Sadler (1)
R10 – Miss Sangrial (1)

December 29

Race 3

Fernleigh Rebel (3) is an excellent frontrunner that will be searching for that spot with El Machine engaged. He will be looking for cover which gives Springsteen, Fernleigh Rebel and Livura claims of finding the lead.

His last win came in November when leading throughout and he was narrowly beaten by Ohoka Darcy four starts ago when racing 1 out 1 back. Expect him to map close no matter what and he can fight out the finish.

Rated Price: $4.80

Early Quaddie

R1 – 1, 10
R2 – 4, 6, 9, 12
R3 – 3, 4, 9, 10, 12
R4 – 5, 8, 11

$50 for 41.66% with CrownBet

Race 7

The Village Kid Sprint (1730m) is the feature race and Zach Maguire should lead from the inside barrier with My Hard Copy on his back. Soho Tribeca will breeze and Chicago Bull will race on his hammer in the 1 out 1 back position.

There should be some early speed with Soho Tribeca trying to cross Zach Maguire and Bettors Fire could roll the dice in an attempt to try and find the front. 

Have Faith In Me (5) may be able to trail Chicago Bull if Galactic Star heads for the pegs and I’m happy with the $21 on offer for Have Faith In Me who was beaten 1.7m by Lazarus two starts ago.

Rated Price: $13


R5 – 1, 5, 10, 11
R6 – 2
R7 – 2, 3, 5
R8 – 1, 9, 10

$50 for 138.88% with CrownBet

Race 9

Tisadream (10) can be a costly horse for punters when he goes around an odds on favourite but he can sprint strongly and if he gets any luck in tonight’s event then he should be sprinting home better than his opposition.

Whether he can make up the necessary ground to run down Lightning Jolt and Major Stare remains to be seen but it looks a race in three and he won’t be doing any work in running.

Rated Price: $3.30

Race-by-race tips

R1 – El Jacko (10)
R2 – Itz Bettor To Win (12)
R3 – Fernleigh Rebel (3)
R4 – Assassinator (8)
R5 – Devendra (5)
R6 – Maczaffair (2)
R7 – Have Faith In Me (5)
R8 – Skippy Rascal (1)
R9 – Tisadream (10)
R10 – Miss Sangrial (4)

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Bet365: One of two bookmakers that all serious harness racing punters should be betting with when placing bets on harness racing. The biggest reason that you should have a Bet365 account is for the early fixed odds betting. Bet365 lead the way when it comes to offering fixed odds and for the average meeting, fixed odds will be available at least 18 hours in advance and punters can look to find any early ‘value’ in their markets. Another reason you should be betting with Bet365 is their 365 Mid+ product whereby punters are paid out at the middle tote price (second highest of the three national totes) plus an additional 5% of your winnings. Most rival bookmakers offer Mid Tote products, but the additional 5% is the extra kicker.

SportsbetThey tend to be the second bookmaker to offer fixed odds and given they have their own price assessors, just like Bet365, their markets can vary significantly which means you can also look to find the early value. By having a betting account with both bookmakers, you can shop around for the best value. For many feature races, Sportsbet will be one of the first bookmakers to offer fixed odds also which means you can lock in a guaranteed price days in advance of the designated event. Another reason is that Sportsbet occasionally have a ‘Megabet’ price available for harness racing. This is where they offer a price that is significantly greater to that of the rest of the market.

CrownBet: They look to be the next best bookmaker for harness racing, but they are a fair way behind Bet365 and Sportsbet in terms of offering fixed odds prices. If you are looking to find early fixed odds for harness racing then you should be looking at the top two bookmakers in this article first, otherwise CrownBet are a good option for their range of promotions. Each week, CrownBet has a number of different options that afford the punter with a chance to receive a Bonus Bet if their selection gets beat. It generally relates to backing a horse to win and if it runs second, CrownBet will give you a Bonus Bet up to a certain amount – $50 seems to be the norm.

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