Gosford - Race 2 12:50pm AEST
No. 5 Capital Elle
Capital Elle finished off strongly to win her maiden at Hawkesbury last start and there’s no reason she can’t go on with it.
The daughter of Capitalist settled in just behind the speed before Rachel King pushed the button 100m out from home. She hit the line well with plenty in hand and everything about that performance suggests the mile will suit.
Fitter for three runs back and with a little sting out of the ground, she goes on top.
Gosford - Race 6 3:15pm AEST
No. 2 Sealion
Sealion is a lightly-raced three-year-old out of the Waterhouse and Bott yard that is a much better horse than his recent runs suggest.
The son of Astern has struck heavy tracks in both runs back, while he’s also had a ton of work to do from awkward barriers.
He’s drawn wide again here, but getting back to firmer footing should help him improve third-up. He gets the blinkers on for the first time and 1200m should suit.
Gosford - Race 7 3:50pm AEST
No. 9 Sneaky Island
Sneaky Island has been up for a while but she has shown good form if you can look past her most recent start over the mile.
Brad Widdup’s filly got back and never really threatened under Alysha Collett, but her three runs prior all suggest a maiden win is right around the corner.
The three-year-old by Pierro finished only 1.5L off at Goulburn in similar conditions, while her run the start prior was equally full of merit when half a length behind Awesome Wonder.
Out to 1900m is the major query, but she’s run a place three times now on soft going and the recent form of Jean Van Overmeire is tough to fault.
Gosford - Race 8 4:25pm AEST
No. 5 Lady Brook
Lady Brook commands enormous respect with an unblemished 3:3-0-0 record to her name first-up.
The Hinchinbrook mare ran well without winning during the spring in much tougher races than this, and she seems to have returned in good order if her recent trial at Warwick Farm is anything to go by.
Her soft track form gets a big tick and with the blinkers off for the first time, she’ll be hard to beat.