With the Warwick Farm meeting washed out last Saturday, punters were paying extra attention to C F Orr Stakes day at Caulfield in hope of kicking off the Group 1 season in style.
It often pays to follow local knowledge on big race days, and proud Melbournian David Gately proved that in spades.
He bagged 5 of the 9 winners on the Caulfield card, which returned 40% POT if you were betting with an even stake.
However, punters who subscribe to Gator's premium racing tip package which contains his exclusive staking plan had more cash in their wallet after reeling in 58% POT.
Three of his four "high stake" bets booted home, in what was yet another demonstration of why his staking plan is so sought after by punters.
Gator fans will be licking their lips in anticipation of this Saturday's Apollo Stakes Day at Randwick.
That's because his tipping statistics at Sydney's headquarters over the past 180 days will make every punter envious.
He's pulled in $4,280 in cash profit from $100 win bets over this period, with a strike of 35% from 116 selections.
That's a whisker over 1 in 3 of his tips getting the job done for punters, and at the healthy average odds of $3.87.
You can get your hands on Gator's premium racing package including his staking plan for Randwick and Caulfield here.
David Gately's tipping stats at Randwick over the past 180 days
To see which horses Gator steered punters into at Caulfield last Saturday, read on.
David Gately's horse racing tips review at Caulfield 8th February 2020:
Race 1: #5 Streek Sheik (Medium) and #9 No Commitment (Medium)
In the opener, it was Ryan's Fender who used a light weight to his advantage, making every post a winner.
Gator's two selections ran well without finding a place.
Race 2: #2 How Womantic (High)
A great result in Race 2, with How Womantic adding another paling to her picket fence.
She drifted out to a juicy $3.80 before the race, which is great news for punters who followed Gator's high stake suggested bet.
Race 3: #2 Muntaseer (High)
It was a second place finish here, with the highly-fancied Muntaseer being upstaged by roughie Letzbeglam in what was just her second career start.
Race 4: #7 Rulership (Medium)
Another agonizing second place, with Rulership just being pipped in the final few strides by the fast finishing Hanseatic.
Race 5: #1 Microphone (Medium)
Gator got back into the winner's circle here, with Microphone showing his class in the Group 2 Autumn Class.
He had to dig deep, but was able to run down Banquo in the final few strides.
Race 6: #10 Anaheed (High)
This filly announced herself as one of the best young horses in the country after a strong win in the Rubiton Stakes.
She was far too quick for them, going on to win by more than a length.
She paid $3 on the tote.
Race 7: #10 Miss Siska (Medium)
Despite being posted three-wide the trip, Miss Siska was a cut above here, going on to win comfortably.
She made it three straight wins for Gator, and paid $2.30.
Race 8: #1 Avilius (Medium) and #3 Scales Of Justice (Medium)
In the Group One, it was young gun Alabama Express that upstaged a quality field and halted Gator's win streak.
His selections were thereabouts, but no match for the winner.
Race 9: #9 Sylvia's Mother (High)
Gator finished with a bang, with Sylvia's Mother flying down the centre of the track to just get up on the line.
She paid $3.60, ensuring a nice profit for Gator's followers.