Selections and Best Bets for Gosford - 29th December 2021

Selections and best bets from Chris Scholtz for the Gosford Guineas meeting on December 29 plus Trial Watch runners.

BACCHANALIA  Picture: Martin King / Sportpix

GOSFORD December 29

Best Bets

RACE 5: (3) Kibosh

RACE 6: (3) Bacchanalia

RACE 7: (2) Brookspire

For Value

RACE 4: (5) Stormborn

RACE 1: 3-8-10-4

RACE 2: 3-13-5-12

RACE 3: 4-3-5-9

RACE 4: 5-8-1-6

RACE 5: 3-5-11-13

RACE 6: 3-2-8-1

RACE 7: 2-6-1-5



GOSFORD WEDNESDAY: Miss Sheaf (R1); All England (R2); Vengeful (R2); King Of Sparta (R6); Sing A Love Song (R6)



GOSFORD FRIDAY: The Rockwell Scale (R1); Fluctuate (R1); Have Mercy (R1); Mr Wallace (R1); Pacheco (R3); The Seeker (R3)

RANDWICK SATURDAY: London (R1); Secret Revolution (R1); Pantonario (R1); Madame Pommery (R1); Nikohli Beagle (R4); Moonshine Lady (R5); De Grawin (R7); Badoosh (R10); Trajection (R10) 

DOOMBEN SATURDAY: Secret Revolution (R3); Shihonka (R7); Aim (R8)

RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Roheryn; Coolangatta; Russian Conquest; Sherringford; Don't Doubt Katie; The Bopper; Elzamee; Written Doubt; Embeller; Starboreta; Nasturtium; Rise Of The Masses; Excelness; Celestial Spirit; Kanazawa; Starman; Black On Beauty; Rupertaar; Socialist; Derry Grove.


CANTERBURY December 21: Capitalist colt LONDON won his first trial over 890m with something hand (56.76; 36.27).

WYONG December 20: Russian Revolution colt SECRET REVOLUTION was the standout winner of the session with a classy win in the first 845m trial, easily setting the time standard for the 10 heats over the distance (48.84; 33.90). Settled three lengths off a pair of leaders until straightening where he showed classy acceleration to sprint past them under no pressure and coast to a soft 3.28 lengths. In effect he picked up six lengths in 200 metres – a sure sign of above average talent. He won a Randwick trial at the start of the season and he has obviously come on from his city race debut in October. TRAJECTION (1000m 61.56; 35.33) and MOONSHINE LADY (845m 49.83; 34.53) were two of the better open company heat winners

WARWICK FARM December 16: Unraced MISS SHEAF showed a lot of toe to clock the fastest time in the 809m heats (46.92; 33.49) in her second trial. She is a racy Choisir filly with good prospects in a suitable short course maiden.

ROSEHILL December 14: The fastest 900m heat of the morning (54.29; 34.64) was won by the Gimcrack Stakes placed filly PANTONARIO. She was just a bit sharper over the distance for the subsequent Randwick winner Russian Conquest. The first trial by Counterattack gelding VENGEFUL stamped him as one out of the box. Showed excellent natural speed to open up a big lead and impressed by the way he ran it out for an easy win by almost five lengths in fast time (54.32; 34.89). It's the type of speed that wins races. The best performance in the 1030m heats was the close second by the talented filly SHIHONKA in the open trial won by Beau Rossa (62.09; 34.62). She cruised in second outside the lead and went to the line with plenty to offer, confirming she has held her form since her last start win at Rosehill. A strong 900m heat was won by the quality colt KING OF SPARTA. Overall time was moderate with the feature being the sprint to the line that resulted in a fast last 600m (55.07; 34.49).

RANDWICK December 7: The fastest heat win over 1050m was recorded by FLUCUATE, an unraced 3YO by Not A Single Doubt who produced his best performance in four trials with a strong win (62.73; 34.79). ALL ENGLAND was another runner to take the eye in the 1050m heats.

WARWICK FARM December 2: Noted speedster DE GRAWIN provided the highlight, showing all her natural pace to lead her 815m heat by a big margin. Kept running to score by a clear winner in the fastest trial of the morning (47.07; 33.05).


Eligible Blackbook Runners – December 29


RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Mass Destruction; Dzsenifer; Coventina Bay; Five Kingdom; El Padrino; Totally Charmed; Brookspire; Bacchanalia; Our Heidi; Born A King; Mr Cancun; Ligulate; Spirit Of Gaylard; Superstorm; Vianello; Minhaaj; I'm Thunderstruck; Elusive Express.

Blackbookers – Selected December 26

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AWAY GAME: Excellent return by a class act.

CASINO KID: Another luckless run. Close to a win.

GLITTER STRIP: Set to shine under right conditions.

SIG POSITANO: Would have won with a clear crack.

STEEL DIAMOND: Good first-up. Honest mare.

STORMY ROCK: Ready for a suitable restricted event.

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Chris Scholtz

Managing Director Tronta Media P/L; Contributing Editor Racing & Sports
Chris is an award winning racing media professional working in the print, radio and online mediums since 1971 and managing director of his own racing industry media company since 1988. He has covered all of Australia’s major racing carnivals, numerous international events and is widely recognised as a leading form assessor and race analyst. Chris brings his passion for racing to as its contributing editor since its launch in 2000.