Expert tips : Gatton - 20/06/24

Racing & Sports expert selections.

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RACE 1 - Metro-trained LEVAR (4) trialled sharply and was narrowly beaten at Ipswich on debut. Better for that and can use the inside gate to advantage. The one they have to beat. ENDING SWEET (9) resumes for the State's premier barn and has had a soft trial. Started $4 at Eagle Farm on debut and pulled up with an issue. The betting will be key with her. A gap to OAKFIELD PANTHER (2) got close at Warwick and is on the quick back-up. Keeps the 3kg claim and can get some of the money at a price. DINOSPHERE (1) debuts and is a market watch.

RACE 2 - LOADED GUN (1) won his Maiden here by a big space over this trip and then held that figure beaten 1L at Dalby. Dropping back to this distance shouldn't bother and he will present at peak. A bounce is likely. PRINCE OF MARAKESH (9) found a place here first-up and is improved. Maps for a soft run and fitter will get every chance to go one better. SHAJAEA (4) was plain last time but the form prior stacks up. He has an awkward barrier but is a chance. AWESOME AUDREY (8) has been within range here at her last two. Rates well but gives away starts and the shorter sprint is a likely negative.

RACE 3 - Tough. LOOK AT ROSA (10) improved sharply beaten a whisker at Dalby over this distance. Has an awkward barrier but will be fitter and gets the chance to go one better. STORM DREAMER (12) peaks and is knocking on the door. Has the first-time blinkers applied and maps for a soft run. GO GIRL GO (9) is in the premier barn and will find this easier than Doomben. Has Jones and the rail and should be ready to show more. ENLIGHTENING (3) is metro-trained and draws low. Fitter and has upside.

RACE 4 - The speedy LION'S PRIDE (7) resumes and the Munce barn targets this venue. Led and missed a whisker at Doomben before the spell and has trialled well there for this. The form is strong and he will be naturally improved. ASHILLA (9) found a place at Doomben first-up first up and has plenty up her sleeve. Performs second-up and will lead or trail from the inside gate. Go close. CHAYSE'N'SCOTTY (5) debuts and has trialled well. Collett stics from the latest and he has to be kept safe. DOLLY'S A NATURAL (10) can build on the near miss at Dalby and maps for the run of the race. Goes in at a price.

RACE 5 - ZOUPERB (8) resumes and has been saved from Doomben yesterday for this. Went well at Eagle Farm when last seen and gets in well with the 3kg claim. She's trialled well and should take beating. MR ENCORE (6) will use the rail and is suited back to this grade. He's good enough and is a serious player. FLYING BIRDS (1) was back in the winner's circle taking out a 60 at Gatton. A dry track shouldn't bother and the in-form Huxtable rides. A repeat isn't out of the question. SMILING ZAC (7) went back-to-back here and keeps improving. Has a low gate and 2kg claim and can't be ruled out.

RACE 6 - A CERTAIN MAYBE (9) was quickly back on track at Warwick and then improved again beaten 2L at Ipswich. Maps well and hits this race at peak. Proven at the mile and will go close. GUTS 'N' GLORY (3) rates well on the 1L defeat at Beaudesert in stronger. Fitter again and has more to give. A player. SCENIC RIM (2) was plainer at the latest but the form prior reads well. Races forward and has won 2/2 this track/trip. Has a handy 2kg claim and is an each-way chance. VENTUROUS (8) is third-up of two near misses and they read well. Stanley is reunited and he can lead or trial from an inside barrier. Much improved and is a winning proposition.

RACE 7 - Gollan-trained BRAVE AGENDA (5) can win this at best and will be better for the Doomben outing in stronger. The former NSW galloper has her third run for the yard and is suited over the longer trip. She just needs average luck pushing forward. DARK THINKER (7) also presents for a sharp metro barn. Improved at Ipswich stepping up to 1700m and will be better for that. She also has an awkward barrier but is a winning hope. BETTER BE SLICK (1) was good winning an Ipswich Maiden and then found a tough race at the Sunshine Coast missing a place. This suits better and he maps for the run of the race. A chance. SAXON SLAYER (4) peaks and has been knocking on the door. Maps well and will get every chance in easier.

RACE 8 - Tough. BELYAEV (12) Is ex-Sydney and quickly found form winning a Dalby Maiden for the Neasham barn bet even money. She has plenty up her sleeve and can go on with the job. IMPERIONESS (11) deserved the CL2 win in NSW and then switched to the Bruce barn and placed in a 55 at Dalby on the same day. She positions forward and can improve on that effort. POWER FLASH (7) peaks for the premier barn and finds easier. She also has winning claims but has to push forward from an outside barrier. HUSSY EMPRESS (15) mixes the form but maps for a soft run and is proven over this distance. Worth consideration. Doubt the chances end there.