Raceday focus: Best bets, inside mail for the Coffs Harbour card

Punters will have to turn to wet weather form in search of winners with the Coffs Harbour track rated a Heavy 10 for the eight-race program.

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COFFS HARBOUR

BEST BET

RACE 8 No. 8: TAWFIQ LASS

Lightly-raced filly whose record reads; three starts for a win, a second and third. Note that the win was second-up as is the case on Monday.

NEXT BEST

RACE 6 No. 8: SUPEREL

Won an 800m maiden here on a Heavy 19 prior to her Muswellbrook failure but that was a deep Class 2. Expect better here.

VALUE

RACE 3 No. 9: YESMEENA

Great grand-daughter of Emancipation having her first run for the new stable. Form and trials say ‘yes’.

QUADDIE

Race 5: 2,3,4

Race 6: 8

Race 7: 1,6

Race 8: 8

TRAINER TO FOLLOW

Kris Lees could train half the card on Monday; you would think he at least bookends the meeting.

Racing heads to Coffs Harbour in NSW on Monday afternoon.Source:News Corp Australia

INSIDE MAIL WITH SHAYNE O’CASS

RACE 1

Kris Lees has five scheduled to run and if they all turn up of course, who knows, maybe all five win. Now there’s a mock! Surely, Free Dawn is the one to beat here. The daughter of Snitzel was third at Gosford on debut then went to Port and beat a handier than usual maiden field. Trial winner albeit a month ago now. Outreach Belle has been here twice for a second and third. Runner-up twice on Heavy 10’s of late. Kat Kiss is back to a C1 after running in the Championship Heat.

Bet: Free Dawn win, exacta 1 to beat 4

RACE 2

Prince Arli, bred by Bruce McHugh, has done some good things in his nine starts. He is ostensibly a 1400m/mile type horse but he has been known to really warm up late over shorter trips. Whether 1012m is enough., we will find out today. Bilbao is a fast horse who could peak here third-up from the good draw with Gibbo on. Portafortuna snuck over the Tweed and won at the Gold Coast ($21 into $15) nine-days ago. Rutto has claims as a last start winner on a Heavy 10.

Bet: Prince Arli each-way

RACE 3

Yesmeena is a (grey) great grand-daughter of Emancipation making her stable debut today for Kris Lees bearing in mind that she has also accepted for Scone tomorrow. Her Victorian form under Maher/Eustace was easily good enough to win this and the trials have been ace. Percontation has a fitness edge given those two thirds to start the 2021 campaign. one of them was here on a Heavy 9. Luck Aplenty has run a lot better at times than the C.V would suggest. Tycoon’s Delight turned in an encouraging debut at Gatton and hails from a smart yard.

Bet: Yesmeena win

RACE 4

Ferlaxing had trialled rather well before he went to Port Mac to debut. Long story short, he led but was passed late by Contributingfactor which may well turn out to be ‘n shame’ given the winner seems to go all right. local Hypertension is a very honest racehorse. He ran third over 1100m then four days later was second over 1415m. Back to 1315m, home-track, etc, etc. Makes appeal. Seaczar trialled liked a bomb before he failed on debut. Spelled and is back now without a trial. Could do something here at odds.

Bet: Ferlaxing win, box First 4: Nos. 3,5,6,8

Shayne O’Cass has made Tawfiq Lass in the final race his best for the day.Source:News Corp Australia

RACE 5

Demykani Miss has raced six times and has finished second at half of them. Monday is her first run for Brett Dodson who has found the ideal race for the mare in that it is only 810m and she is pretty quick. There is some actual depth to her form too. Lucky Enuff is lightly-raced from a stable that wins plenty of times when they come down from the Gold Coast. Golden Fantasy has drawn out but is as fast as anything in the race.

Bet: Demykani Miss win or if scratched, Lucky Enuff win

RACE 6

Superel is a Kris Lees trained filly by the under-rated Super One whose record currently stands at one win from six and run a close second at another. Of most significance is that her win was here at Coffs on a Heavy 9 on March 8. Well down the order 18-days later but that was a reasonable lofty Class 2. Capannello is a track/distance winner who has the necessary pace to be prominent. Stablemates Supreme Diva and Final Kawana are both first-up winners.

Bet: Superel win, Daily Double 1st leg (8), 2nd leg (8)

RACE 7

Saintly Sunrise, a stablemate of Plonka, has some genuinely compelling numbers to take this out. For starters, the son of Dawn Approach has raced here at his home-track five times for a win and two placings bearing in mind that the win came as recently as April 1 and was on a Heavy 10. You wouldn’t see a better win either. Hurricane Max has the form to medal here but his soft/heavy numbers are somewhat concerning on paper at least. Swanston Swanston is quote consistent, Guest has placed at 17 of his 32 starts, winning twice.

Bet: Saintly Sunrise win


RACE 8

Tawfiq Lass is an Australian Bloodstock/Kris Lees filly by Press Statement and has done very little wrong in her three starts as a winner, runner-up and third place getter in that time. Granted she went under at odds-on last start but by the narrowest of margins and she was first-up. Bay Of Bengal has been costly enough to follow with just two wins from 19 starts, it is worth remembering that he has placed nine times and he seems to prefer, even relish, the wet. Shows Pride is capable on his day. Cotton Caper could be the value runner.

Bet: Tawfiq Lass

Originally published asInside Mail: Best bets for Coffs Harbour Monday

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