Coffs Harbour Preview & Best Bets – Thursday March 2

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Coffs Harbour Tips 02/03/2023

Our form expert provides Coffs Harbour tips for today’s horse racing at Coffs Harbour Racecourse and gives his best bets.



Race 1:  No.1  TOY BOY ROY  ($1.95 with TAB)

Grafton galloper TOY BOY ROY has the runs on the board this time in and looks the best of the day. Last start, the Reward For Effort gelding broke through for his maiden win and he did it in style. From gate six (of 11), he crossed and led on settling with Luke Rolls aboard. He led them into the straight and then found another gear to race away for a comfortable two length victory carrying 60kgs. He steps up in to Class 1 company here and returns to the 1000m challenge as well. Drawn perfectly in gate three, Rolls sticks with him and maps to lead (again) on settling. Rock Hard fit after four starts in, he looks the testing material here.



Race 5:  No.5  TIGERTUDE  ($6.50 with bet365)

The Fleur Blanch-trained TIGERTUDE won his only start on this track last preparation and is back today looking to repeat that effort today. Last start, the Irish-bred gelding was second-up off a 16-week spell when he came from well back to finish sixth in a BM58 Hcp over 1206m at Grafton. He drew wide that day (gate 10 of 14), forcing Anthony Allen to settle him last, a dozen lengths off the pace. Turning for home (and basically no chance of victory), the five-year-old stormed home to finish within 1.5 lengths of victory that day. He draws wide again today but will strip fitter for two runs back now and is reunited with Ash Morgan who has steered him to victory twice previously. With a little more luck in running, he can settle a little closer to the speed and finish over the top of them today.



Race 4:  No.10  PALAWA KANI  ($6.50 with Ladbrokes)

The Lismore-based PALAWA KANI is in good touch this time in and will be looking to bounce back here today. Last start, the Your Song mare came off back-to-back victories in search of the hat-trick when she had no luck, finishing mid-field in a BM74 Hcp over 1000m at Ballina. Caught mid-field early, she had to work her way to find clean air on straightening but gave them too much start, missing the boat that day, still beaten just 1.5 lengths on the line. Matty McGuren returns for the ride today (having ridden her to a Class 3 victory two starts back), as she comes off a six-week let-up. Down in the weights here, She sees this track for the first time and with a clearer run today, she can finish well enough here to be in the mix for first prize.