Australian racing picks for Gosford and Ballarat

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June 10th, 2020

BetAmerica horseplayers have four Australian Thoroughbreds meetings available to play tonight, including Gosford, Cairns, Lismore, and Ballarat.

The first race at Gosford is scheduled to kick off at 10:10 p.m. ET.

Here are a couple picks!

Gosford, Race 1 #7 Ellie’s Encore

This 6-year-old mare is stabled just up the road from Gosford, in the Newcastle barn of trainer Paul Perry.

She returned from a break two weeks ago and reeled off one of the best closing sectionals of the day, when she finished second over 4 1/2 furlongs.

She’ll be fitter after that run and will step up to 6 furlongs, which is a distance she has won at twice before. She has also picked up the services of veteran jockey Chris O’Brien, who has a few Group 1 wins to his name.

Those 14-1 morning-line odds look generous!

Ballarat, Race 2: #3 Bucks

Many Bucks supporters would have thought they got the chocolates at his last start, but he was beaten in a head bobberm, right on the line, in an exciting finish.

That race was also on the synthetic at Ballarat and over a similar distance to what he will contest tonight. The opposition looks similar, but Bucks will drop ever so slightly in weight and is drawn to get a good run behind the pace.

Tonight can be his night, and while I hope we can get something like his 5-1 morning-line odds, I expect him to start closer to 3-1.

Good luck!