Port Macquarie Preview & Best Bets – Monday August 1

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


Port Macquarie Tips 1/07/2022


Race 5 No. 4 MR POINTER – ($3.70)

MR POINTER can go one spot better than a last start effort that saw him finish runner-up at Gosford on July 23. The four-year-old showed improvement that day on his previous runs and led them up, fighting back when challenged but only to be out bobbed by Noble Pluck. The four-year-old sticks to Class 1 and comes in with the best last start benchmark figures of any runner. He can slot forward from barrier 8 and should be in it for a long way.




Race 4 No. 1 GEEWIZ JOHNNY – ($4)

GEEWIZ JOHNNY can break the Maiden in Race 4. The three-year-old has had the four career starts and has finished in the top three in all three of his runs at his current preparation. He last stepped out at Gosford on July 23 and was posted wide and without cover in the small field but kept chasing to land within half a length of Tapis Magique. That came on a Heavy deck and the son of Zariz went 3.2 lengths slower than standard benchmark, which is seven lengths better than the next best last start figures of any runner. He has drawn the rails this time around and it the gaps open at the right time he should be hard to beat.





Race 7 is a BenchMark 58 over the 1110m and COTTON CAPER can just about make it two wins on the trot. The back marker looks suited by the pace in this race and resumed with a win at Grafton over the 1100m on July 17, coming from well back to grab I’m Gunna Cashew right on the line. At the second run of her last preparation she was an eight-length improver on benchmark figures when finishing runner-up at Murwillumbah before scoring at Coffs Harbour so expect she has improvement to come at her second run this time in. Worth thought at the price.