Port Macquarie Tips May 31

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Port Macquarie Tips

Looking for Port Macquarie Tips? Our NSW form expert previews each meeting from Port Macquarie Racecourse and gives his best bets for the meeting.

Here are our Port Macquarie Tips for today:

 

Big fields and wide gates are the order of the day with GOLDEN FANTASY (Best Odds $7.50 with Bet365) a prime example as she draws the car park here. Last start, the Dawn Approach filly finally broke a run of minor placings to break through for her Maiden win, here over the 1000m sprint. She ran the trip, 7.4 lengths above benchmark, the third-best effort in this field. She also posted the fastest final 800m, 600m and 400m sectionals for the event. The track was rated a Soft 6 that day and she has a similar surface to race on today. Jeff Kehoe has been aboard for all six of her career starts and sticks with her here. She jumps from gate 13 (of 14) but with good early gate speed, she maps to settle mid-field with cover. Yet to miss a podium finish in five starts this preparation, she looks in the mix here at odds.

 

It’s certainly not Jeff Penza’s day so far as barrier draws go with the locally-trained PRINCE ARLI (Best Odds $14 with Sportsbet) coming up with the outside gate here, but he still warrants plenty of thought in this event. Last start, the Arlington gelding put in a much improved performance to beat all but one home in a Class 1 over 1315m on a heavy Coffs Harbour track. He that out, 6.3 lengths above benchmark, the best here, and his last 600m, 1.2 lengths quicker than the standard which ranks second-best in this line up. He also recorded the fastest final 800m, 600m and 400m sectionals for the event. Penza takes the reins on the five-year-old for the first time and maps to cross and settle better than mid-field. Provided he can achieve that without using up too much gas, the galloper should be thereabouts on the turn and fitter for three runs in, be challenging for a podium finish at great each-way odds.

 

Finally a well-fancied runner who draws a gate today. Gosford galloper PAXOS MISS (Best Odds $2.80 with Unibet) is second-up today and looks the testing material here. Last start, the Wandjina filly was resuming from almost a year off the scene when she put in an impressive performance to win here, in a 1200m Maiden event. On a Soft 6 that day, she ran the trip, 7 lengths above benchmark, the second-best in this field. Leading all the way, she put two lengths on them in the run to the line with Dylan Gibbons in the saddle for the first time. Gibbons sticks with her here and from an ideal draw in gate two, she maps to be on speed with several others in the contest. Wit the gun-run near the fence, she will take beating today.

 

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