Shane Ciurleo’s full preview and best bets Gold Coast today

Matthew Dunn trainer of Shane’s best of the day. Photo courtesy Ross Stevenson.

Back to a provincial track for Midweek Metropolitan racing in Queensland, with the Gold Coast Turf Club hosting todays 8-event card. A glorious Gold Coast day is expected weather wise, with the track a Good 4 and the rail 1.5m from the 1000m – 400m, and in the true position the remainder.






BEST WIN Race 4 Number 1 MAGIC DIAMOND $1.95 bet now


BEST EACH WAY Race 5 Number 7 BIANTIC $13 bet now


BEST ROUIGHIE Race 6 Number 10 UNASUMMING $14 bet now


Race 1


5 MISHANI SEEKA simply would have won with a more conservative run last time. On her sectionals she would have led the BM75 race by 4 lengths at the 600m on the same night. She drops back to 1100m here and strips fitter for the run. 6 MULTICHOICE has ran into 1 or 2 better her last few starts, can again figure in the finish here. 4 MILLJET has trialed well enough, albeit in August last year, watching market moves on her for the best guide.

Numbers: 5 – 6 – 4 – 1

Suggested Bet: 1 x 2 EACH WAY 5 MISHANI SEEKA $4.00 bet now


Race 2

Thought the 2 favorites 3 DREAM MASTER & 4 SIDETRIP come up short enough here. 3 DREAM MASTER has been a beaten favorite in 3 runs for the Edmonds yard since joining from C Waller. A wide gate to offset here, but has found a winnable race. 4 SIDETRIP returns from a short let up off the back of a 2000m & 2200m runs, which is not ideal but he is capable.  If these 2 are vulnerable, 10 KIRIN’s LAD is the blow out chance.

Numbers: 3 – 4 – 10 – 9

Suggested Bet: BOX EXACTA 3-4-10


Race 3

We where on 13 SNAPCHAT GIRL last start, only to see her snagged back and hit the line well when running fourth over 1200m last time out. She has come up double figure odds here again, will have to have something again today. Tricky gate again to content with, but the tempo of the 1400m here should allow her to settle closer.  3 ON A HIGH is another who looks like the step up in trip will suit here.  7 SECRET BOND fitter here after a good first up run, when was well in the market.

Numbers: 13 – 3 – 7 – 8

Suggested Bet: Each Way 13 SNAPCHAT GIRL $4.40 bet now


Race 4

1 MAGIC DIAMOND looks a class above these, only has to settle in the run with J LLOYD from the wide alley, and it wins.  2 TRUCULENT should get a good run from the gate and can run second.

Numbers: 1 – 2 – 5

Suggested Bet: WIN 1 MAGIC DIAMOND $1.95 bet now


Race 5

Looks a very, very even field here, so looking outside the favorites and going for value. 7 BIANTIC SP’d massive last start, but found the line well behind the above average CONSTANTINE.  With 2 runs under his belt this prep, you can expect him to be fight and race on speed here and give a sight. There are plenty of chances in the race, with numbers 3,4 and 6 all genuine hopes.

Numbers: 7 – 6 – 3 – 4

Suggested Bet: EACH WAY 7 BIANTIC $13 bet now


Race 6

Possibly giving myself an upper cut after this race, but I’m falling into 10 UNASSUMING at the big price again. Forever running on its races, I had put a line through this horse and declared “ Never again”, after it got beaten at Rockhampton.  Today it gets BLINKERS FIRST TIME, so I have to have something Each Way at the big price. There looks to be a genuine tempo and gives it every, and last, chance. Hardest to beat is 4 BINARY, who really needs to be winning one soon top prove he is genuine.

Numbers: 10 – 4 – 7 – 3

Suggested Bet: Each Way 10 UNASUMMING $14 bet now


Race 7

3 SAVWELL was super impressive winning his maiden here last start.  The question mark is how good or bad was the opposition and it was a Heavy 10, still think when you win by 6.3L there’s some upside.  2 RELAXED brings reasonable Provincial NSW form here, and is definitely a chance.  6 RIVER FIRE is likely to race on speed and can give a sight.

Numbers: 3 – 2 – 6 – 10

Suggested Bet: WIN 3 SAVWELL $2.25 bet now


Race 8

7 SNITZEL KNIGHT on tope here, coming off some solid Sydney runs, before resuming at Ipswich last start when under 2L behind WILLIAM WALLACE. With the benefit of a trial and 1 run in QLD, it gets the nod here over 6 SKILLFULL. His having his first run with D Van Dyke coming across form the J Pride yard.  He will likely get back a touch but will be steaming home. 12 PLUCKY GIRL maps to get her chance, and can figure in the money.

Numbers: 7 – 8 – 12 – 2

Suggested Bet: WIN 7 SNITZEL KNIGHT $3.80 bet now




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