Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: International Racing: Coffs Harbour – Friday 22 May 2020

International Racing: Coffs Harbour – Friday 22 May 2020

International Racing: Coffs Harbour – Friday 22 May 2020

An open looking eight-race programme is scheduled for Coffs Harbour on Friday. The best bet on the card is CIAO UNO in Race 2. She produced a promising debut effort when finishing second. She would have gained from the experience and with the natural improvement that is expected, she should go one better today. 


Other International racing tips for Friday
Vichy
Coffs Harbour
Geraldton
Canberra
Stawell
Cranbourne
Neil Morrice Tips

Best Bet: CIAO UNO (Race 2) 
Value Bet: FLYING EUROS (Race 4)

Race
Time
Conditions
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
1
04:10
  803m – Maiden Special Weight
12
2
6
4
10
2
04:45
1205m – Maiden Special Weight
14
3
4
8
6
3
05:20
1405m – Maiden Handicap
2
5
3
1
10
4
05:55
1605m – Class 1 Special Weight
12
1
2
7
4
5
06:35
1005m – Class 2 Handicap
1
4
3
2
5
6
07:10
2005m – Benchmark 74
7
9
3
4
1
7
07:50
1405m – Benchmark 58
5
3
6
13
10
8
08:25
1305m – Class 1 Handicap
12
3
6
10
7

Races (5 - 8)           Jackpot
1
Line
1
7
5
12
8
Lines

9
3
3
54
Lines
4
3
6
6
96
Lines

4

10
200
Lines

1
13
7

Race 1
ZANSHIN is an unraced daughter of Dawn Approach from the Kris Lees stable with Andrew Gibbons in the saddle. She has had two barrier trials coming into this race, the latest of which she finished second. If not in need of this outing, she has a good chance of getting her career off to the best possible start. The betting market will be the best guide with regards to her chances. MONTANA THUNDER produced four decent efforts before given a lengthy 71-week break, during which time he would have strengthened up. He should have no issues with regards to fitness as he finished second in his barrier trial coming into this race. Should the top selection fluff her lines, he may be the one to pick up the pieces.

Race 2 
CIAO UNO is the best bet on today’s card and she can give Kris Lees and Andrew Gibbons a quick double to start off the day. She produced a promising debut effort when finishing second, a length off the winner over the minimum trip at Tamworth. The manner in which she finished off the race that day suggests she will appreciate the extra furlong this afternoon. With the natural improvement that is expected from the daughter of Super One, she should take a power of beating today. PAY THE PLUMBER made the necessary improvement when finishing second over the minimum trip on this course last time. He moved up well that day but was grabbed in the shadow of the post. If confirming his recent improvement, he may be one of the leading contenders for the placings.

Race 3
DUNOON produced a promising debut effort when finishing second over 1300m at Taree. The manner in which he finished off his race that day caught the eye. It must be noted that the form of that race has been franked. The son of Dundeel would have come on with the experience under his belt and with the natural progression that is expected, he has a good chance of going one better here. RUA RAPOSA produced a fair debut effort when finishing fourth over 1280m at Muswellbrook. She stayed on well at the finish that day and will enjoy the extra distance on offer this afternoon. It must be noted that the form of her last race has been franked. Andrew Gibbons takes the ride aboard her and he may be able to coax that little bit extra out of her where it matters most.

Race 4
FLYING EUROS is the value bet on this afternoon’s programme. He was a tad disappointing in his last start over 1550m but produced two good efforts prior to that. His career record is decent having finished second four times and third once from seven starts. Andrew Gibbons does duty aboard the son of Eurozone and the pair may find themselves in the winner’s enclosure. A MILLION DREAMS has finished runner-up in his last two starts, the latest of which was over seven furlongs on this course. He steps up to the mile for the first time which may be what he is looking for at this stage of his career. He gets the services of a 2kg claiming apprentice who knows him well and he should pose a big threat to the top choice.

Race 5 
KEEN POWER is one of the better bets on today’s card. He was an impressive winner of his first two career starts before given a 23-week break, during which time he would have strengthened up. He should have no issues with regards to fitness as he has had a barrier trial coming into this race. Andrew Gibbons takes the ride aboard the son of Zoffany and the pair should take a power of beating. FEARNLEY has produced three decent efforts since given a 16-week break. He runs well for today’s jockey having won once and finishing second once from four starts. His wide barrier position should not pose a concern as he is likely to use his early gate speed to get across without using up too much energy.

Race 6
ARROGANTE has not finished too far behind the winner in recent outings. He was unlucky not to have won last time as he only found a clear run in the final 200m of the race. He tries the distance for the first time today, but the manner in which he races suggests he will enjoy the rise in trip. With a bit of luck in running, he may be the one they all have to beat. BUT I KNOW is a filly taking on the males and she has fair recent form to her credit. She was her own worst enemy last time as she did not settle in the early stages. It is encouraging that jockey Jeff Penza retains the ride this afternoon and if he can switch her off early, she may be the one to throw out the biggest challenge to the top selection.

Race 7
BUGALUGS produced a very good comeback run when finishing second over six furlongs last time. He was his own worst enemy that day as he over-raced in the early stages. He is having a decent season with a record of a win and four second-place finishes. He should strip a much fitter horse this afternoon and with Raymond Spokes retaining the ride, the pair should go one better today. IN YA SKYROCKET is a winner of his last two starts, the latest of which was over a mile on this course. He has won once and finished second once from three starts over this trip. Should the top selection fluff his lines, he may be the one to pick up the pieces.

Race 8
STORMY PLUCK just won her maiden over a similar distance at Taree last time. She showed good speed that day and held on where it matters most. The daughter of Pluck takes a rise in class this afternoon, but she is lightly raced and looks progressive. She gets the services of a 2kg claiming apprentice and may be the one they all have to beat. RACKETEERING was an impressive maiden winner in his last start over seven furlongs at Grafton. It must be noted that the form of that race has been franked. He does take on stronger today, but the manner in which he won last time suggests there is more to come. He is likely to race on the speed and with Ben Looker retaining the ride, he may be hard to peg back in the closing stages.

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