SHAYNE O’CASS’S BEST BETS

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PORT MAC­QUARIE

BEST BET

Race 5: No. 5 Guided

Handed in a huge run first- up on a Heavy 10 last prepa­ra­tion at home at Coffs be­fore a last- tofirst win at Tam­worth af­ter that beating a handy horse. Is four starts for three thirds fresh and we know he han­dles the sloppy con­di­tions.

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Race 6: No. 1 Jameslea World

Has had three starts for a win and a sec­ond. He won on a Heavy 8 at Grafton first- up be­fore a nose sec­ond at Mur­willum­bah with Carla Dougerty in the sad­dle each time. Wide draw may be against but go well re­gard­less.

VALUE BET

Race 1: No. 5 Danu­bian

Kris Lees- trained filly who tri­alled well be­fore a fad­ing sixth of nine at Can­ter­bury in a strong field. Big step down in grade and will strip fit­ter.

JOCKEY TO FOL­LOW

Matthew McGuren is a real pun­ters’ pal and train­ers’ favourite which is re­flected in his en­vi­able book of rides. His best two are Best Dressed Lady ( race five) and Crooked Stick in the main race.

SUG­GESTED BETS

Ex­acta: R1 No. 5 to beat No. 1. Quinella: R7 No 3,5 Quad­die Race 6: 1,3,5,11 Race 7: 3,5 Race 8: 2,3,4,5,7 Race 9: 1,3,4

MUSWELL­BROOK

BEST BET

Race 2: No. 4 Seek­ing Af­fec­tion Is by the same sire as Jon Snow and Ginger­nuts so he should han­dle the wet. First- up to­day but ran a huge race on de­but and his trial was quiet but very im­pres­sive.

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Race 3: No. 1 Ki­jito He’s wear­ing thin given he has been ter­ri­bly costly to fol­low but that is more a re­flec­tion of his pat­tern than abil­ity. He’ll be fly­ing home again — as usual.

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