Thursday, March 23, 2023

Inside the mail: Colette’s back with a bang

Coming back from injury this week, jockey Jason Collett recorded a crucial double this week and can carry on with his hot form in Saturday’s stand-alone meeting in Gosford.

Star jockey Jason Colette’s return to race riding could pick up momentum at the $500,000 The Coast meeting in Gosford on Saturday.

Colette, who has ridden 55 City winners so far this season, was sidelined for six weeks after breaking his collarbone in late March.

He only resumed riding this week and quickly clinched his victory with a winning brace at Hawkesbury on Thursday.

Despite his long absence, Colette is still fourth in the Sydney Jockeys Premiership, only two wins on 57 wins from Hugh Bowman and Tommy Berry, with James McDonald the runaway leader on 97 wins.

With the top three jockeys riding on the Gold Coast on Saturday, Colette is poised to take full advantage at the Gosford stand-alone, which has cosmopolitan status.

Colette is having a busy afternoon with nine rides, including the classy mare Kiku for Chris Waller, stabled at $500,000 The Coast (1600m).

Waller has booked Colette to ride Oscar Zulu in the Listed $200,000 Takeover Target Stakes (1200m) and jockey partners Kiwi Ster Maroni in the Listed $250,000 Gosford Gold Cup (2080m).

The promising three-year-old Battleton has Colette’s saddle on the resume in the Twohes Benchmark 78 handicap (1200m).

Colette needs only two more City wins to break his previous best of 56 wins in the 2020-21 season.

the best odds

Best odds (in order of wins) at Gosford for the last 3 years

1000 meters: 5,6,4,2

1200m: 2,3,5,6

1600m: 4,1,3,2

2080 m: 1,2,4,5

Big Bets and Market Movers

Race 1, Zoo Tiger $7.50-$8.50-$7-$5 $8 with a bet of $500

Race 2, no big bets or market turmoil

Race 3, no big bets or market movements of the note

Race 4, Dehorned Unicorn $4-$3.80-$3.70

Race 5, Military Mission $6.50-$5-$4.20 $3,500 e/w with bet $5/$1.95, Hameron $4.80-$4-$3.30

Race 6, The Elusive Jewel $9.50-$6.50-$7

Race 7, Maroni $7-$5, Main Stage $8-$5

Race 8, Southern Lad with bets of $11-$13-$7 $600/$400 e/w at $13/$3.90, $400 e/w at $13/$3.90, $600 $112, $500 $10, $400 e/w $10/$3.30, $500/$400 e/w at $8.50/$2.90, Oscar Zulu $11-$12-$8.50-$7 with $300 e/w bet $8.50/$2.90, Blondau $19-$21-$15-$14, Majestic Shot $11-$7.50-$8, Strange Charm $34-$41-$26

Race 9, Our Playboy $5-$4.80-$5 with $500 stakes $5, $550 $4.80, $500 on $4.80 multiples, Rustic Steel $15-$9-$9.50-$6.50, Party for One $21-$11-$13

Race 10, Battleton $6.50 – $2.90 with $6,000 bets $5.50, $5,500 at $3.50 (average out)

early quady

Race 3: 1,2,7,12

Race 4: 1,2,5,7

Race 5: 5,14

Race 6: 3,4,6,10


Race 7: 1,2,3,10

Race 8: 5,6,10,15

Race 9: 1,2,6,11

Race 10: 1,5,8

price Check

southern girl (Race 8) Gosford is the best supported runner in a stand-alone meet. From in-form John O’Shea, the Southern Lad resumes in the Takeover Target Stakes, but is a well-known first-up performer and is trialling well. Sprinter has found solid support this week from $11-$13-$7 to $600/$400 E/W $13/$3.90, $400 E/W $13/$3.90, $600 $112, $10 at $500, $400 E/ w $10/$3.30 and $500/$400 at e/w $8.50/$2.90.

test indicator

blow dart (Race 4) is a distinguished son of his Golden Rose winning father, Denman. Coached by the prolific Brett Thompson at Gulong, Blow Dart is unbeaten in his two first-up appearances, which bodes well for the gelding ahead of Saturday’s return to racing at Gosford. Blow Dart’s performance on soft tracks indicates that he will be handling Central Coast conditions today and his two trials have been more than enough.

southern girl (Race 8) just $40 less than winning $700,000. The son of Cox Plate winner Ocean Park has won seven races and placed 14 times. Bay boasts some compelling stats, not least that he has run fresh nine times for three wins, a third in three seconds. On top of that, he has proven effective on wet tracks and perhaps best of all, five of his seven career wins have been on Saturday’s takeover goal at 1200m. Good trial going on.

sectional stars

poita (Race 2) is coached by Highway-winning trainer Colt Prosser, who has the son of Silver Slipper winner Headwaters, to prepare for the journey south from Wauchop to Gosford on Saturday. Poita, a renowned barnstormer in his race, came from last to neck-beating over 1006m in his most recent outing at Port Macquarie and will appreciate the step up to 1200m for Saturday’s mission.

party for one (Race 9) Today is a tricolor from the Joe Pride stable lining-up in the second annual edition of The Coast for $500,000. Yes Yes Sir’s daughter, Rubik has made some big strides in her recent debut, evidenced by the fact that she finished runner-up to Espiona in James H.B. Carr and third in her last two appearances from Mr. Mozart at Hawkesbury Guinness. remained in place. , The step up to the mile should not be a feature for the filly whose grand-dam, Grand Archway, won the double over AJC and VRC Oaks.

best bet

resonator (Race 1) was on the market at the time of his debut at Breeders’ Plate last spring, but was only eighth for Cjordan. He was spellbound and jailed during his break before resuming at Canterbury midweek, when he made a very professional performance to lead and dominate his rivals. Promising two-year-old who handles rain-stricken conditions in and around Gosford will adapt.

price term

poita (Race 2) Finished fast to win at Mori then ran seconds in a row at Port Macquarie. He gets back into his run, but has a mighty end and was probably unlucky at the final start when he made his run on the worst part of the track near the inside. Go well and adapt to this highway where the speed should be solid. Good value for around $13.


Race 7: Gosford Gold Cup (2080m)

Richard Haynes (Sky Sports Radio): “I found this a difficult race to solve. If the class gets to the top, the Great House will be very hard to beat. Chris Waller has given this decent stay 5 weeks and a handicap test between runs, and I Can see them coming into the race as they turn home and it’s hard to catch outside. Numarian worked hard to make the last start and is getting closer to his first Australian win. If leaving the main stage alone in front Given, he is tough and will catch the catch, Kapfever likes the Gosford track.”

Glenn Munsey (Sky Racing): “I don’t think Great House appreciated the tough slog in the conditions Randwick jumped from 2000m to 2600m on his previous start. A significant drop in grades here as well as a better racing surface saw him as class runner. And in my view it is very difficult to beat him. This time either of his first two runs is strong enough to take it.”

Grant Palmer (Bookie): “Good weather forecast and a potentially better track play well for Great House, this preparation will find it a lot easier than previous runs. He’ll just need a little bit of momentum at the start so he’s going to be strong here as of late Can you

Michael Sullivan (Bookie): “The main stage steps up the grade, but is completely airborne on these wet tracks and will find the front again for Rachel King with 53kg. There aren’t a lot of chasers here so I’m going to do three straights with her. Happy Birthday to some of our punters who made the most of $26.

Andrew Georgiou (TAB): “Having been the best mover in the race since the main stage easily opened at $8. Marroni has come in every which way for some support.”

Decision: great accommodation

R8: Takeover Target Stakes (1200m)

Richard Haynes (Sky Sports Radio): “A smart group of sprinters come together. The race seems to work out so well for Oscar Zulu. A terrific first horse, he’ll get a beautiful run at speed, and Jason Collett, a returnee from injury, just does the job. are the man for. Gravina profiles well, hasn’t raced since late March and is lethal on the fresh side. Local mare Majestic Shot is very classy and was not humiliated at the previous start in group 2 company, Blondeau won this day last year and could easily do it again. The possibilities don’t end there, it’s a great race.”

Glenn Munsey (Sky Racing): “Delighted to play against the Shelby Sixties with an outside draw. Majestic’s shot worth around $8 appeals. This time both of his runs came back, but a better track (hopefully softer) suits him with a good draw It is a very solid running race. Trained on the track and has done well here in the past.”

Grant Palmer (Bookie): “There is no doubt that this is a targeted race for the Majestic Shot that is trained on the track. She is another who will appreciate being off the track with a heavy 10 and to bounce behind the leaders here from a good draw. Will be ready

Michael Sullivan (Bookie): “Even Affair. I love the way Majestic Shot is doing this preparation and I thought she was good when she was unlucky and against the pattern in Sapphire. Last from a similar set up Preparation wins and she looks like a map horse in the race.

Andrew Georgiou (TAB): “The Southern Lad looks like a great opportunity in every way and our customers agree, backed him by $11. He flies up first and handles the wet trip.”

Decision: majestic shot

R9: Coast (1600m)

Richard Haynes (Sky Sports Radio): “I keep coming back to my Playboy. Price and Kent stable currently keeping him in the top order, he will hold the momentum here and be a bit too fast for his rivals. Dymil has come a long way in a short amount of time, he is an exciting prospect and a huge opportunity. Rustic steel holds up well in weight and running well, I’m wary of Victorian Charters who bring a different form line to the race.

Glenn Munsey (Sky Racing): “Some of these are on test at 1600m, so want to prove something on the mile. Steinem is largely handicapped behind the Group 1 run behind Nimali as she was second and on the heavy 10 from 1200m to 1600m First-up she was excellent and getting on the soft track will help a lot. Grant Palmer (Bookie): “I really like Rustic Steel here because he comes with limited weight, he handles all but I am saying he is more effective on top of the ground because we saw three starts at Newcastle when Soft on 5 was completely dominant which is most likely the surface we see here.”

Michael Sullivan (Bookie): “Old Flame was the horse that got me interested here. Both runs in Australia have been excellent while recording strong closing sections. Looks really fit for now miles and blinkers go for the first time. With some luck on the inside I think he is finally there. ,

Andrew Georgiou (TAB): “Rustic Steel Price has gone down after opening $15 but still represents all sorts of value to me. Dropped to 52kg which is a huge positive against this lot.

Decision: Rustic Steel

Originally published as Jason Collette, Gosford is in for a busy day as he continues his return from injury


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