Midweek Best Bets: Gosford and Mornington

Midweek racing takes us to Mornington and Gosford this Wednesday.

Mornington has an eight race program to look forward to, while seven races are slated in Sydney for Gosford’s Wednesday racing.

We’ve picked out some of the best chances to concentrate your punting on!


Race 3

After missing out at Gosford on January 17, LIFETIME QUEST ($2.31 ClassicBetwill be out to make amends when he lines up in Race 3 of the day for the three-year-olds. The Maiden puts together three first starters that have had some mixed trial form and I suspect that the winner should come from the quartet that have raced. The Kris Lees-trained galloper copped some interference in his recent hitout and chased hard once clear before just missing out. Kerrin McEvoy retains the ride and his mount looks well placed to take this out.

Race 5

INVINCIBLE GANGSTA ($2.31 TopBettalines up in Race 5 and should be hard to beat after resuming with a 2nd of 11 runners at Warwick Farm recently. On that occasion he jumped awkwardly and settled just off the speed before going down to And So It Goes in the dying stages. A previous second up winner, the son of I Am Invincible ran a series of good races at his last preparation in slightly stronger company. He jumps from barrier 3 with Tommy Berry on board and looks to have a class edge on some of these.


Race 7

After a series of near misses, HERE COMES LENNI ($4.11 MadBookiecan get the job done when he steps out in Race 7 at Mornington. The Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young-trained galloper has attracted plenty of support in early markets and has finished in the top four in every start this campaign. He chased hard to finish runner-up at Benalla at his latest and should be suited in the big field. The son of Tavistock was luckless at his previous run at the track, finishing a narrow runner-up back in December. With the drop in weight he looms as a solid prospect.

Race 8

It has been a flying start for CLARICE CLIFFS ($1.71 TopBettawith the four-year-old winning two of her three career starts, while she was luckless when splitting a couple of hand performers in Declarationofheart and I Am Queen at her other. I suspect her formalines should hold up. She resumed with a dominant performance at Geelong on January 10, defeating Le Tigeresa, who has since come out and won well at Sandown and should only improve at her second run back. She looks to be a bit of a special for the day.