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THE PLAN: Port Macquarie today with a Soft 5 – keeping an eye on the pattern as the track can play very differently at times.

PORT MACQUARIE

R3 # 8 Mister Smartee – #13 Tayrose – Mister Smartee trialled very well prior to his solid debut – think he was forced into clearly the worst part of the track there and can improve significantly today – drawn ideally and hard to see him not running very well. Tayrose was forced well back on debut and worked home strongly – that form is holding up very well – out to 1000m last time and used up early to lead – winner there looks fairly smart and she held the rest safely – 1200m the only small query against – but she didnt look weak late last time out.

SUGGESTED BETTING: 3 Units Mister Smartee @ Best Tote/SP – 3 Units Tayrose @ $5.50 with UBET or Best Tote/SP

R7 – Think that Metre Eater is flying here – gate one could be make or break with all the speed drawn wide – will need luck but can run well at odds and should go in quaddies. 

R8 – Silent Image – Horse with a bit of talent resuming without a trial from a poor gate. Could well need this hit out – but around the $17 mark – has more than enough ability to beat a field of this nature if ready to go. Good roughie