Coffs Harbour Tips June 18
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- Weather: Fine (21)
- Track: Soft 6 | Rail: True
- First Race: 12:10pm | Last Race: 4:25pm
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Here are our Coffs Harbour racing tips for today.
The Michael Costa-trained HUDOO VUDOO (Best odds $4.20 with Palmerbet) is in good touch this preparation and looks in the mix here. Last start, the Hinchinbrook gelding finally shook the maiden monkey when he grabbed a nail-biting win over 2210m at Ipswich. He ran his last 600m, 1.3 lengths above benchmark, ranking third in this line-up. Andrew Gibbons takes the reins as the galloper sees the Coffs Harbour track for the first time. He has drawn wide but will get back anyway as he maps to be in the back half of the field. Yet to finish worse than fifth in his eight career starts to date, the consistent gelding looks a genuine winning chance in this mixed company today.
Lisa Sheppard saddles-up PRINCE ARLI here (Best odds $4.80 with Ladbrokes) who is looking for his first win at the track today and his recent form suggests he is a real contender. Last start, the Arlington gelding fought like a caged tiger in a Class 2 over 1500m at Port Macquarie but had to settle for third prize that day, beaten less than a length in a three-way fight to the finish. He ran the trip, 5 lengths above benchmark, setting a new personal best, with his last 600m run, 2.2 lengths above standard, the best in this line-up. Andrew Gibbons is reunited with the five-year-old here for his second ride and will need a little luck at barrier rise as he jumps from gate 10, but his early gate speed has him mapping to be in the first half-dozen on settling. Rock-hard fit after four starts this time in, he can give this a real shake today.
It will look like the charge of the light brigade here as the field of 14 charge out of the gates and last-start winner THIWLIG (best odds $11 with Sportsbet) will be looking for back-to-back victories out there. Last start, the Akeed Mofeed mare was having her first start for local trainer Joanne Hardy after transferring from Matt Laurie’s Mornington stables. After six months off the scene, she blew away her maiden rivals, putting more than four lengths on them, here over the 810m sprint. She ran that trip, 6.7 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up by more than 9 lengths and set herself a new personal best. She also ran the fastest final 600m sectional in the race. She managed all that on a Heavy 9 that day. Winning jockey, Jon Grisedale sticks with her here, who can blame him. She maps to settle in the first half-dozen from gate seven and if she reproduces that last start effort, she will prove mighty hard to beat here, currently at double-figure odds.
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