Coffs Habour Preview & Best Bets – 18/09/2023
Coffs Habour Tips for Monday, September 18
Our form expert provides Coffs Habour tips for today’s horse racing at Coffs Habour Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 2: No.1 POWDER MAN ($2.65 with BoomBet)
The Donna Grisedale-trained POWDER MAN has been thereabouts at his three starts this time in and with a change of luck today, can get the job done here. Last start, the Smart Missile gelding found himself too far back but finished strongly to grab third prize in a Class 1 Hcp over 1181m at Grafton. The 61kgs over the sprint distance saw him out that day. Husband, Jon (Grisedale) was aboard for his eighth ride on the gelding and remains in the saddle today. The step-up to the 1405m here looks ideal for him now and after those three starts, he should be at his peak for this assignment. He does little to no work from gate three and with a trouble-free run here, he looks the one to beat.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 3: No.5 BURDEKIN ($5 with bet365)
Brett Cavanough saddles-up BURDEKIN here who is in top-shelf form this time in and looks well placed in this contest to go on with it today. Last start, the Written Tycoon gelding came off a big win at Casino when he stepped-up sharply in grade and took on Class 3 company, beating all but one home in the 1220m event at Lismore. That was start number five for this preparation which sees him at his peak now. He is drawn out here (in gate 11 of 12) but has the early gate speed to cross and settle near mid-field. Jake Bayliss returns for his second ride on the six-year-old and with a clear run to the line, he should prove hard to hold out today.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 7: No.5 THE LOVE OF MARY ($8 with Ladbrokes)
Michael Morrison saddles-up THE LOVE OF MARY here who sees the Coffs Harbour track for the first time today and fitter for two runs back, looks a sneaky chance of taking home the spoils. Last start, the Under The Louvre mare showed improvement when finishing fourth in a Class 2 Hcp over 1540m on the Gold Coast’s synthetic track. With Anthony Allen aboard, the $26 chance settled in the one,one and in the run home, ran as honest as they come, taking ground off the first three in the final 100m, beaten less than two lengths on the line. She has plenty going for her today as she drops in grade and steps-up in distance as well which looks ideal after her efforts last start. Allen sticks with her here and all things considered, she looks well worth an each-way ticket today.