Horse Racing Tips: Best Bets for Coffs Harbor with Shayne O’Cass

Daily Telegraph form analyst Shayne O’Cass gives his best bets and runs the race-by-race rule for Coffs Harbour.

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The Kris Lees trained mare who is well ahead of her rivals in form. It justifies being short and winning.

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Race 7, No. 14: PUNTILLISM

She has finished fourth in just two of her runs so far, both at Grafton, when she has been at her best of late. It can peak now.


Race 5, No. 15: DON’T TAKE IT

The Tuncurry-housed mare is winless after 15 starts but has placed seven times and is her big chance to end the drought.

The best exotic

Quinella Race 7, no. 2.14


Race 5: 3,4,15

Race 6: 6,7,9,10

Race 7: 2.14

Race 8: 5,8,10


Matthew Bennet has enough horsepower (before scratches) to rock the TAB Jockeys Challenge.



The bouquet of roses is a blue blood of considerable proportions; Suffice it to say that her third mother is Rose Of Portland, then comes Rose Of Kingston and Kingston Rose, etc. As for the mare herself, Rose Bouquet had 24 starts and finished on the podium 15 times. Of course, only three are wins, but mark November 11 as one of them. Gobbled is a tough as teak local that has been consistent throughout. One by one here at home. Klopp drew to be prominent throughout.

Bet: Bouquet of roses wins, quinella 4.7


Cotton Caper won five races; three on Heavy, one on Soft, but the fact that she has a good 4 win gives her a cautious tick if we really are on a good 4 here. That said, a few showers were forecast for the day. Either way, she is very well placed here at home, having won three at Coffs Harbour. Trogir has won just six races from 54 starts but has 18 places, 14 of which are second. Third up here and go for his better rides. Midweeks Hussler has raced well at Coffs Harbor in the past.

Bet: Cotton Caper to win


Show Me Your Love will be pretty short here. Just a quick stat worth mentioning; Her coach Kris Lees has a strike rate of 28.6 per cent at Coffs Harbor and is almost certain to increase that figure depending on who comes through. Show Me Your Love was honorable in defeat in a Grade 1 at Kembla last time. Haslake is ‘one of 18’ but has placed eight times; this is his pattern at work. Track, trip, jockey – all the ticks. Poet’s Performer is another with a poor win rate, but one of her best runs was at this venue on his only visit.

Bet: Show me your love to win


Storm Giver was purchased by Ciaron Maher for $130,000 as a yearling in New Zealand in 2020. The son of Contributor is a half-brother to winner Wakeful Thunder Lady and a close relative of Levendi. This is his debut and he makes it home considering he is stationed with David Matts. The gelding finished second in a 955 test at Grafton on November 18 behind another Coffs Harbor local and sales graduate Karaka in Swift Charm. Tossing a coin at trial; maybe the market will sort us out. Honorable has good racing experience.

Bet: Storm Giver will win, quinella 2.3


Not Taking It is winless in 17 starts so far, but she has managed seven placings and five of those are second. In fact, she finished runner-up in both of her November starts, most recently at Grafton where she wasn’t beaten much. Get another pretty big opportunity to discover. Ausbred Yahoo is a locally trained mare by Helmet. Lightly raced, she has the form to win but just needs a touch of luck from the outside draw. Devil’s Where finished an unhurried third in the Swift Charm.

Bet: Don’t take it to win


Cirebon finished over the head of her Kris Lees-trained stablemate Lady Chartwell and Canny Prospect skilfully enough to win at Port Macquarie on November 10. It’s no easy task for any horse to win on debut and this one was more than a nice one. maiden of decent quality and. Cirebon’s main threat (if he comes) is stablemate Akauwheo. Akauwheo is a daughter of Ribchester who was good on debut when third at Beaumont. Three weeks before that she also went to Scone and led throughout to win the maiden over 1400m. The local, Ilovethegame, raced on the track and at two lengths for a second and a third.

Bet: Cirebon to win or if scratched Akauwheo to win


Pointillism was $19 on debut and had an attractive place at Grafton over 1115m. He was $2.60 16 days later there in a 1420m maiden and ran fourth again. Me? I marked it as a good thing that day, considering how much he must have liked the seven furlongs in the mare Galileo. Anyway, she wasn’t poor enough to warrant firing, so let’s see if she can atone here. Dante Aligheri must surely be closing in on a win. He ranked four out of five in this training. Keen to see what he can produce on debut after a good trial win, Kiwi-bred gray gelding Titanicus, trained by Terry Evans.

Bet: Pointillism to win


Vilified is a half-brother to Everest winner and Randwick 1200m record holder Da Da Da. By the way, vilified is a whole, and we know that his trainer Colt Prosser plans to stay at the stud next season, probably. Vilified has won twice in four starts in this prep. Just finished all over the place at Port Macquarie last time. Mosqueeta won back-to-back district races in the winter leading up to a failed speedway attempt on September 3. He likes it here at home. Pontoon Pete won and tried very well the other day.

Bet: Vilified to win, boxing trifecta 5,8,10,13

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