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Neil Evans' Tips For Taree (Friday)

By Neil Evans

Track Heavy 9/10 and rail True

Race 1 MAIDEN HCP (1400m):

Moderate and open maiden with plenty of chances to start. Provincial filly 5. Myeyesadoreyou has been okay in two deeper maidens to start her career, and looks suitably placed carrying the same weight in a thinner race.

Dangers: Plenty of them headed by improving six-year-old 8. Shen Gui who can strike fourth-up back out to an ideal trip; while 2. Al Be Purple hasn't missed a place in his last three, and draws the inside, but a query on a rain-hit track. Included in exotics 7. Sebrini second-up; 1. Wiki third-up with blinkers back on; and 9. So Sassy fourth-up.

How to play it: Myeyesadoreyou to win. Odds and Evens: Split

Race 2 MAIDEN PLATE (1250m):

Keen on local Your Song three-year-old 11. Your Temptation who debuts in blinkers off a strong open class trial win in Soft 7 going, and bred to relish the conditions.

Dangers: Resuming filly 12. Inspiration has had two progressive trials and draws to get a sound trail, but not convinced about the Duporth stock on a heavy surface; while rival filly 13. Miss Milton worked home okay resuming behind a promising sprinter, and has enough soft track form in deeper races. Preferred her to Monday's Tamworth meeting.

How to play it: Your Temptation to win. Odds and Evens: Split

Race 3 MAIDEN PLATE (1000m):

Good pressure from barrier to box in this one. Market will be a big indicator, but after some stop-start preps and plenty of patience, Holler three-year-old 13. West Germany makes his debut from the leading provincial stable. Has been trialling well for some time in exclusively soft ground, winning the latest, and bred to get through heavy conditions.

Dangers: Must keep safe 12. Smart Thinker who hasn't been far away in three runs back; while 6. Latin Affair can run into a place second-up.

How to play it: West Germany to win. Odds and Evens: Split


Capable home track mare 2. Austeja is the clear one to beat, dropping back in class fourth-up. Found the pressure of a feature BM 94 Cup day sprint too much last start; but prior had thrashed a handy BM 58 field in heavy going leading all the way. Supremely in at the weights after the claim.

Dangers: Honest mare 4. Innervoice will also find this more to her liking, with blinkers added, after an average effort in stronger class. Gap to the rest headed by 7. Sound And Vision with winkers added fourth-up.

How to play it: Austeja to win. Odds and Evens: Evens

Race 5 KRAMBACH SPRINT (1250m):

Feature sprint race of the meeting stacks up well for home track mare 1. Charmmebaby down in grade second-up. Rocketed home behind a good tough sprinter in a feature BM 94 sprint at Port, and still looks well treated at the weights after rider's 2kg allowance. Loves rain-affected going.

Dangers: Local five-year-old 7. Standing Bear is on a seven day back-up after chasing home a smart one fourth-up; while keeping safe 2. Longbottom who did his best work late in a provincial BM 64, and can peak over a bit more ground at fifth run back. Include 6. Oh Say in trifectas and first fours.

How to play it: Charmmebaby to win and first four 1,7/1,2,6,7/1,2,6,7/1,2,6,7. Odds and Evens: Split

Race 6 CLASS 3 HCP (1600m):

Good competitive affair over the mile. Home track mare 4. Chase My Crown only has to handle the ground and reproduce his fast-finishing effort in the BM 86 Hastings to score fifth up. Can be tucked away for a trail back in the field, and while he's still unproven in heavy ground, is by renowned Group 1-winning wet tracker Hallowed Crown.

Dangers: Improving four-year-old 1. Alastor is a real wet tracker, and by this stage the surface will be well chopped up. Didn't run on resuming off a six break in a deeper race, and much better suited here. Improving four-year-old 5. Dragon Dream is best of the rest.

How to play it: Chase My Crown to win and quinella 1 and 4. Odds and Evens: Split

Race 7 KRAMBACH CUP (1600m):

Small but intriguing field in this year's edition. There are few tougher provincial gallopers around than front-running 1. Margie Bee who boxed on strong to beat a handy BM 78 fillies and mares provincial field before wilting late in tougher metro company. Looks well treated after the claim, only 4kg above the minimum, and can control this all the way.

Dangers: Progressive mare 2. La Jolie Fille can strike fourth-up over an ideal journey. Swept home from the trail to claim the BM 86 Hastings beating Chase My Crown who is a big fancy in the previous race. Has the class but a query on heavy ground. Local seven-year-old 5. Party Host is on the next line after a strong closing win third-up in provincial BM 64 grade.

How to play it: Margie Bee to win. Odds and Evens: Split

Race 8 BENCHMARK 58 HCP (1000m):

We wrap up the card over the sprint trip. Keen at big odds on improving provincial mare 12. Duchess Nicci third-up, and back a shade in distance. Can park just off the speed, and well off the fence, and is bred to plough through these conditions.

Dangers: Emerging provincial three-year-old 4. Quick Tempo has launched his career with back-to-back wins, both times parking just off the speed and surging home in soft ground. This isn't much harder, but likely to face a task getting over from a wide draw, and carrying 2kg more. Watch the betting on ex-Qld four-year-old 9. Ready To Chase first-up with gear changes for a new local stable.

How to play it: Duchess Nicci each way. Odds and Evens: Evens



All the fields, form and replays for Friday's Taree meeting

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