Gold Coast Race 2
5 Bigboyroy ($6): Honest Waller 5yo who doesn’t win out of turn but rarely runs a bad race, finishing in the trifecta in 21 of 28. Backed last start. Maps well.
Gold Coast Race 3
1 Parry Sound ($2.60): Bjorn Baker veteran who is an out-and-out stayer. Turned his form around sharply last start with an excellent win in the Summer Cup. Extra trip and J-Mac in the saddle two notable ticks.
Gold Coast Race 5
7 Fituese ($8.50): Fresh specialist who has won four of five first-up. Comes off a nice quiet trial. Looks an excellent price from a very good draw.
Gold Coast Race 9
1 The Odyssey ($16): Underrated type who does his best work here. Great record at the track with three wins and three placings from eight starts. Nice fresh run two starts back over an unsuitably short journey.