SATURDAY RACING PREVIEW – GOLD COAST

The main racing on Saturday in Queensland will be at Gold Coast.

Muggy conditions wont stop a great day of racing on the Black Type day.

It will be overcast with a chance of rain.

Rail Position: is true all way
Track Condition: rates a good 4

Race 1- Bat Out Of Hell Sprint 900m

Date: 6/5
Time: 11:50pm
Location: Gold Coast

Nowhere to hide here. All of them are hard, fast go forward types. HIGHLY GEARED is a very fast mare up from Canberra for a crack at the Black type races. She looked in need of the run when she led and wilted in the mud at Randwick last start similar grade. Set to atone. HIDDEN PEARL is fresh and on her day is very fast. Also likes to lead but drawn outside Highly Geared means she may not achieve that. Still, has the best record of runners in the race. CHARCOAL MELODY has won past 3 showing blinding pace and kicking away – all by good margins. But, this is much harder and she may not find the top. If she does, she will get all of them off the bit. Place.

The Early Crows Top Tip: HIGHLY GEARED

 

Race 2 – Attwood Lawyers BM 90 Hcp 1200m 1200m

Date: 6/5
Time: 12:25pm
Location: Gold Coast

LONDEHERO is the class and has best resume for this, but saying that he has the most weight to lug around too. Is 3rd up here following 2 strong runs and with perfect barrier draw today, rates a very big show. IRISH CONSTABULARY is fast, honest, gifted and ready to rumble. Top jock on board, drawn perfectly and has one tough run to fit him for this when 2nd this grade. Big weight but is a class act. CROOKED BLAZE has enormous talent when he’s on but is up in grade. Still, likes this trip and could sneak a place at big odds.

The Early Crows Top Tip: IRISH CONSTABULARY

 

Race 3- $125,000 Ken Russell Memorial 2YO 1200m

Date: 6/5
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Gold Coast

EMINENT is a nice neat colt who seems to be getting better with racing. Two wins and a placing from 4 career starts and each run was a little better than the previous one. Harder here but is emerging. REGENT looked super cool in stretching out to win midweeker on debut in Sydney. Did it with ease and has a long stride. Looks a sharp horse in the making while CHAMP ELECT was one of the early season stars winning 2 in a row. Resumes here but must be considered. Can place.

The Early Crows Top Tip: REGENT

Race 4- $125,000 Gold Coast Bracelet 3YO Fillies 1800m

Date: 6/5
Time: 1:40pm
Location: Gold Coast

CANDIKA is the hot local who will take beating. Stormed away to beat similar field last start as she pleased. Set weights here is in her favour too and is in career best form. Has drawn badly though. INVINCIBELLA is from Sydney and comes into this with solid form. Has always shown a touch of class and is considered an honest campaigner. Will make her presence felt. DAWN WALL is her stablemate and lightly raced but shows a hint of the dourness needed to campaign in Qld during the carnival. This is a stepping stone but she looks like being pretty smart.

The Early Crows Top Tip: INVINCIBELLA

Race 5- GC Prime Minister’s Cup 1400m

Date: 6/5
Time: 2:20pm
Location: Gold Coast

RELIGIFY worked his butt off last prep going through the grades, climbing in distance and carrying big weights. It toughened him and has made him a smart horse who can compete in top grade. Respect first up here. SIEGFRIED is the local hope and he is in terrifi9c form. Has been up a while but is getting to the line in grand style and last start win was best run yet. STEEL ZIP will be huge odds but the old grey beard loves this track and no surprise to see him claw his way into 3rd spot at the finish.

The Early Crows Top Tip: RELIGIFY

Race 6- $150,000 Silk Stocking F & M 1200m

Date: 6/5
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Gold Coast

Quality field of speedsters here and the one thing we know is – the speed will be on from the get go. Which should suit back markers like NANCY. She will be back in the ruck, because that’s her style and the fact she has top weight, but Hughie will steer a clear passage through. Last start 3rd was in better grade. Invincible Express is an emerging talent and can show up, while SOLD FOR SONG will benefit from solid tempo early too. Can run on.

The Early Crows Top Tip: NANCY

Race 7- $358,000 Hollindale Stakes WFA 1800m

Date: 6/5
Time: 3:40pm
Location: Gold Coast

It’s hard for some to tip a horse that wins a big race at big odds at its next race because they think the previous win was a fluke. well, I had IT’S SOMEWHAT in my top 3 in the Gr 1 Doncaster so I rated him and I rate him here too. This is easier and he is absolutely flying at present. Looks very hard to beat with SENSE OF OCCASION the hardest – he should rattle home for 2nd. He’s getting better as he ages. Local star CYLINDER BEACH will get home well too from the back as he’s in great form.

The Early Crows Top Tip: IT’S SOMEWHAT

Race 8- $125,000 Gold Coast Guineas 3YO 1200m

Date: 6/5
Time: 4:16pm
Location: Gold Coast

ATTENTION was among the better ones as a 2YO and although not started for a while he has trialled in grand manner of late. Watch market moves on him. TESSERA too was a star 2YO. And he looked pretty sharp when carrying a big weight when resuming last start for a 2nd in tough 3YO company. Will strip fitter for this. TIYATROLANI some will question her stamina in a race as tough as this but locals, early on in the carnival, always hold their own. She’s fast and in form. Has major claims here.

The Early Crows Top Tip: TESSERA

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