Coffs Harbour Tips May 22
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COFFS HARBOUR TIPS – MAY 22
Race 5 – 2:35PM SKH TIPPERS SHOWCASE CLASS 2 HANDICAP (1005 METRES)
I’m steering clear of the topweight and favourite (Keen Power) here who is resuming from a six-month spell and whilst unbeaten in two starts, may just find this Class 2 a little rich first-up. Having his first start for local trainer Joanne Hardy, FEARNLEY is three starts into his current preparation and will be at his peak for this event. The I Am Invincible gelding has had more trainers than I’ve had hot dinners and he is only 11 starts into his career. Last start he was with Brisbane trainer Chris Anderson where he was third-up in a BM62 over 1200m at Doomben. He drew wide (gate 9) and carrying 60.5kgs fought on strongly to finish third in a three-way battle to the line. He had to concede the winner (Fearless Queen) 5.5kgs that day. He has enjoyed a four-week let-up (while transferring to the Coffs Harbour stables of Hardy), but still should be up to this challenge. Fourth-up here, he is re-united with jockey Jon Grisedale who has already tasted success on the four-year-old. Hardy has put the blinkers back on him and if he can overcome the wide draw here, he should be there at the finish.
Race 8 – 4:25PM COFFS HARBOUR KWIK KERB SHOWCASE CLASS 1 HANDICAP (1305 METRES)
With only three career starts to his name, RACKETEERING gave the impression last start that he could go on with it from here. Trained by Lisa Sheppard at Port Macquarie, the Trusting three-year-old showed plenty of improvement two starts back where he beat home all but Green Jacket in a Maiden Plate over 1200m at the Gold Coast. The improvement continued last start at Grafton where he blew away his 12 rivals in another Maiden Plate, this time over the longer 1420m trip. He drew wide but jockey Ben Looker rode him with plenty of patience, settling back in the field. He then ran the fastest last 800m sectional for the race as he went on to win by 3.5 lengths in the end. That’s solid form coming into a Class 1 here. Ben Looker remains aboard here and after drawing gate 12 (of 14), he knows how to handle that situation. Going on that Maiden win, he will be hard to hold out here.
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