This week in Winning Post

This week's Winning Post will be available online from 3pm Thursday AEDT here.

The big sporting action is in the west this week, and Christmas will come early for one set of connections this Saturday when the $1.5 million weight-for-age Gold Rush (1400m) highlights the Ascot program in Perth.

High-class Victorian sprinter-miler Ayrton has always shown top-shelf potential and the Gold Rush gives him his chance to land a really big prize. Victory would see him more than double his current $800,000 prizemoney bank.

Back east, the Brisbane summer continues to warm up with the running of the Grand Prix, Gold Edition and Lough Neagh at Eagle Farm. It's December Handicap day at Randwick, while elsewhere the racing is at Caulfield and Gawler.

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with a full form guide for The Valley, plus fields, colours and tips for the other Friday TAB meetings. 

The metro racing this Saturday is at Caulfield in Melbourne, Randwick in Sydney, Gawler in SA, Eagle Farm in Brisbane and Ascot in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus bet365 Colac (Vic/SA edition), Newcastle (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Qld edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for three more TAB meetings (plus Hobart in the Tassie edition) as well as fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs, including Hong Kong's big international day.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 6, while further back in the book Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

Winning Post costs $6 and is available Thursday afternoon online ($5), the crack of dawn Friday in shops.


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Inside Winning Post December 16 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
The Valley
Caulfield, Randwick, Gawler, Eagle Farm, Ascot, bet365 Colac (Vic/SA edition), Newcastle (NSW edition), Gold Coast (Qld edition)
Apiam Bendigo, Horsham, Moruya, Hobart (Tas edition)
How many races should be run at a metro track on a non-carnival Saturday?
Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
Eagle Farm Saturday - R7 N3 Better Get Set 3rd
Eagle Farm Saturday - R8 N1 The Vowels 7th
Sportsbet-Ballarat Saturday - R8 N8 Foxy Cleopatra 8th
Sportsbet-Ballarat Saturday - R8 N10 Captain Envious 1st
Sportsbet-Ballarat Saturday - R10 N6 Meridius 5th
Sportsbet-Ballarat Saturday - R10 N11 Lounge Bar Rubi 4th
Sportsbet-Ballarat Saturday - R10 N15 Tonneofgrit SCR
Royal Randwick Saturday - R6 N9 I'mintowin 6th
Royal Randwick Saturday - R8 N5 Recommendation 1st
Ascot Saturday - R8 N3 Zoumon 9th
Nowra Sunday - R7 N6 Baltic Coast 5th
Today's Racing
Monday 11 December
Tuesday 12 December
Wednesday 13 December
Social Networking

Paul Richards introduces a fun formula each week designed to come up with the odd winner for those looking for a small interest or to see if systems really work. On this page he subjects Saturday's fields to one of those systems: