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



Race 6:  No.2  LONELY POWER  ($3.20 with Unibet)

Kris Lees saddles-up LONELY POWER here and third-up today looks on target to make his Gosford debut a winning one. Last start, the Star Witness gelding was second-up off a lengthy 23-week spell when he finished a close-up third (beaten less than a length) in a Class 2 Hcp over 1200m at Tamworth. He covered the last 600m, 2.6 lengths quicker than benchmark that day, two lengths better than this field. Andrew Gibbons has his second ride on the four-year-old today who looks ideally drawn in gate two and maps to settle just behind the pace. Fitter for those two runs back, he can this contest a real shake today.



Race 2:  No.8  READY TO CHASE  ($4.60 with BlueBet)

The locally-trained READY TO CHASE has run himself into some form of late and dropping in weight here, looks a genuine winning chance today. Two starts back, the Better Than Ready gelding clobbered his rivals, putting more than three lengths on them in a BM58 Hcp, here over 1007m. Then last start, he lined-up here again against similar company where he carried more weight and drew wide, seeing him finish just behind the placegetters with Brooke Stower on board that day. Here, Jeff Penza returns to the saddle (after steering him to that win two starts back). He is up in grade today but drops 5.5kgs for the contest and has drawn the fence where he maps to be box-seating on settling. With a clear passage home, he should prove hard to beat here.



Race 8:  No.7  TRIBUTE KING  ($5.50 with bet365)

Port Macquarie galloper TRIBUTE KING also makes his Taree debut today and second-up, looks a solid winning chance in this contest. Last start, the Contributor gelding was fresh off a 31-week absence and wasn’t disgraced when finishing fifth in a Class 1 Hcp on a Heavy 8 over 1400m at Newcastle. Beaten less than three lengths that day, he ran the final 600m, 2.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. He steps up to the mile today and does no work early after drawing gate two for the event. Already a winner when second-up, he looks in the mix here and should give some of these a real fright in the run home.