Port Macquarie Tips June 23
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PORT MACQUARIE TIPS – june 23
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Race 4 – 2:15PM GREAT NORTHERN BREWING COMPANY OPEN HANDICAP (1506 METRES)
I think the bagmen have this one wrong with Seeingisbelieving ahead of MISTER SMARTEE (No.4) in early markets. The locally-trained five-year-old appears to have a superior resume (on paper at least), and looks well-placed here to bring up career win number seven today. Last start he was fresh off a 15-week break and almost took home the Wauchope Cup. On a Heavy 10, he drew wide (gate 9) and was trapped there most of the way. He travelled four-wide without cover to the turn then was carted even wider on straightening. He still hit the line strongly and finished third, beaten less than half a length on the line. Today he jumps from gate seven but is drawn inside the favourite who will have to do a little more work from out there. This Smart Missile gelding is a real track lover, boasting four wins from his eight starts here and is a two-time winner at the track and trip as well. He also has two second-up victories on his sheet and with that Wauchope Cup run behind him, he will strip fitter here and must be considered a real threat against this field.
Race 6 – 3:35PM DE BORTOLI WINES BENCHMARK 66 HANDICAP (1106 METRES)
The Peter Evans-trained INWITHACHANCE (No.6) is a front running type who is shooting for back-to-back victories here and may prove hard to run down in this event. Two starts back, he drew wide in a Class 3 here over 10006m sprint and after hitting the lead inside the final 200 metres, was gunned down late and had to settle for second prize that day. Last start however, he went one better at Murwillumbah. He drew gate four and led on settling and from there, he held them at bay to go on and win the BM66 over 1100m. Today, he draws even better in gate two which should see him settle on or near the early speed. After Jayden Barrie’s claim, he carries 1kg less today and has wet track form as well. The wet track could favour the on-speed runners today and this Exceedingly Good five-year-old must be respected here and lines up as more than just a chance.
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