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Coffs Harbour Tips for Friday, October 13

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



Race 1:  No.5  MOUETTE  ($2.60 with bet365)

Gold Coast visitor, MOUETTE, is second-up today and ticks enough boxes to suggest she can take this one out. Last start, the Better Than Ready mare resumed from a six-month absence and wasn’t disgraced when finishing fifth (of 12) in a BM68 Hcp over 1100m at Ipswich with Michael Cahill aboard. Trying to lead all the way, she went hard early and paid the price as her condition gave out, seeing her weaken to finish three lengths from the winner. She gets the gun-run from gate one today and will more than likely lead again with Cahill remaining in the saddle. Already a winner when second-up, a trouble-free run here should see her hard to run down today.



Race 7:  No.5  LADY WARDELL  ($3 with bet365)

The Stephen Lee-trained LADY WARDELL is in great touch this time in and has all the bases covered for this contest. Last start, the Exosphere mare rang-up career win number four when she destroyed her opposition in a Class 3 Hcp over 1350m at Ipswich. Jai Williams had her sitting outside the leader on settling. Soon after straightening, she took over, found another gear and that was all she wrote as the four-year-old crossed the line three lengths ahead of them. She has drawn wide today but her early gate speed should see her near the speed on settling. Williams sticks with her and after four starts this preparation, she should be at her peak now. She looks the testing material here.



Race 8:  No.2  HEIR APPARENT  ($4.80 with Ladbrokes)

John Sprague saddles-up HEIR APPARENT here who has been racing without any luck this time in and with some weight relief here, gets the chance to turn it around today. Last start, the Cable Bay gelding travelled wide and back in the field to the turn. Lachlan Scorse then wound-up the five-year-old who chased hard all the way home and doing his best work in the final 100m, managed to beat all but one home in a BM58 over 1258m at Taree. The goal posts have been moved for this contest where he drops 4kgs after Scorse’s claim and he gets all the favours from gate one today. At his peak after six runs this preparation, he looks a serious contender for the major prize here.