Brisbane Best: Gold Coast – 7th May 2022

Gold Coast’s big metro Saturday (apart from that glitzy one in January) is Hollindale Stakes day when they get a lot of high quality horses moving into the carnival.

GYPSY GODDESS winning the Ascot Green Grand Prix Stakes
GYPSY GODDESS winning the Ascot Green Grand Prix Stakes Picture: Race Images Photo

Naturally the way the track plays and the surface are always a key around here but with any type of fairness, thinking Gypsy Goddess just wins the Bracelet on her way to the Oaks.

Looking like she joined in first up at the mile, she went to Newcastle for the Vinery and that drop back in ground given the circumstances just stunted her second up.

She was then very brave in the Australian Oaks after that and after a month between runs, she resumes here at 1800m but against very weak fillies by comparison.

Willie Pike has now had two sits on her in a race so he can let her blend into it from the 600m and swoop over the top.

Any impressive win means the current odds in the Queensland Oaks look very inviting too.

The kiwis often target Brisbane in the Winter and the truckload that are heading north this year is extraordinary.

One of them is the 3yo Sword Of State who ran in the Coolmore Stud Stakes before a short let up then won two G3s at home.

From this lovely draw, Opie Bosson can either take control of the race and lead them or have a soft run on the back of that speed.

Given it will be a little affected, they should fan on the corner so a run can present but he is more a dominating type.

He's another that appears so well placed at the Set Weights scale of the Guineas.

BRISBANE BEST

BET OF THE DAY (1): Race 6 #1 Gypsy Goddess @ $2.00

BET OF THE DAY (2): Race 7 #3 Sword Of State @ $4.80


Racing and Sports



Gold Coast

Saturday, 07th May 2022

6
14:18
(local)

Johnnie Walker G.C. Bracelet (LR)

Age: 3yo Sex: F Type: OPEN
AUD $150,000
1800m TURF HEAVY
6
14:18
(local)
AUD $150,000
1800m HEAVY

Johnnie Walker G.C. Bracelet (LR)

Age: 3yo Sex: F Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 8. DYNASTIES (AUS) 3yo F
SEBRING (AUS) - EMPRESS ROCK (AUS)
JAMES MCDONALD
PETER & PAUL SNOWDEN
$9.00
56.5kg
Fairway Thoroughbreds (Mgr: J Camilleri)
2nd 1. GYPSY GODDESS (NZ) 3yo F
TARZINO (NZ) - INVISIBLE COIN (AUS)
WILLIAM PIKE
DAVID VANDYKE
$2.00
56.5kg
Dr C G Lawler, R S Jones, Mrs D M Jones, J P Bergin, W Goldthorp, G Jones, D G Willis & R A Ferguson

Sales Information

3rd 11. SMIRK (NZ) 3yo F
PREFERMENT (NZ) - KEEP SMILING (NZ)
HUGH BOWMAN
CHRIS WALLER
$21.00
56.5kg
C J Waller, Mystery Downs (Mgr: F W Cook), Mrs C M Cook, I Bruce, R Smith, Peachester Lodge Pty Ltd (Mgr: Mrs L Huddy) & Woppitt Bloodstock (Mgr: Mrs D N Kepitis)

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4th 4. GIN MARTINI (NZ) 3yo F
RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE) - TANQUERAY (NZ)
ROBBIE DOLAN
J G SARGENT
$9.00
56.5kg

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5th 6. STALKING (AUS) 3yo F
ANIMAL KINGDOM (USA) - HOLD TO RANSOM (USA)
JAMES ORMAN
JAMES CUMMINGS
$16.00
56.5kg
6th 2. MOKULUA (AUS) 3yo F
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - DEAR DEMI (AUS)
LARRY CASSIDY
CLARRY CONNERS
$21.00
56.5kg
7th 5. CANADIAN DANCER (AUS) 3yo F
VANCOUVER (AUS) - KICKER (USA)
BEN THOMPSON
S O'DEA & M HOYSTED
$4.75
56.5kg

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8th 10. TAIZAI (AUS) 3yo F
MAURICE (JPN) - BRAZILIAN PULSE (NZ)
KERRIN MCEVOY
JOHN P THOMPSON
$41.00
56.5kg

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9th 7. SECRET TALES (AUS) 3yo F
SPILL THE BEANS (AUS) - FAIRYTALE BELLE (AUS)
SAMANTHA COLLETT
S O'DEA & M HOYSTED
$15.00
56.5kg

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10th 14. MUM'S THE BOSS (AUS) 3yo F
FOXWEDGE (AUS) - SECOND DRAW (AUS)
OPIE BOSSON
BRAD WIDDUP
$81.00
56.5kg
11th 13. PRICKLY POPPY (NZ) 3yo F
BELARDO (IRE) - MOJAVE ASTER (NZ)
MARK DU PLESSIS
PAUL JENKINS
$101.00
56.5kg
12th 12. OUR BELLE FILLE (NZ) 3yo F
RELIABLE MAN (GB) - ROSE OF FIRE (NZ)
NOEL CALLOW
PETER ROBL
$101.00
56.5kg

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