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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.