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Port Macquarie Racing Tips For March 5 - Will Tigeen go on with it?

  • Nine races will be run at Port Macquarie this Thursday
Port Macquarie Racing Tips for 05.023.2020
Port Macquarie will stage the NSW Thursday program. (Getty)

Port Macquarie Racing Tips For March 5 2020

Port Macquarie will host the sole NSW card this Thursday where there is rain expected throughout race day.

The rail is in the true position and the track is currently in the Soft 6 range.

Port Macquarie Best Bet

Race 6 No. 6 Tigeen

Whilst she creeps up in the weights of the fresh win, this actually looks a little easier for this daughter of O'Reilly.

Now under the care of Kris Lees, this ex-Victorian resumed with a victory over the 1350m at Newcastle, a distance that's right at the low end for her and the 1500m second-up looks ideal.

Most of the gallopers that finished around her on that occasion were bringing provincial form to that race and none of her opposition in this line-up are doing the same.

That victory was on a Soft 7 so the rain and track should't be an issue for Tigeen who can roll forward from the gate and make it two in a row as the best bet at Port Macquarie.

Port Macquarie Value Bet

Race 9 No. 10 Makuba

It's a howler of a race but the February 23 return from this well traveled gelding had some merit.

Was similarly unwanted in the betting there where he proceeded to cover more ground than the early settlers throughout that journey and considering the beaten margin was under three lengths, it was a tough effort.

Does come back in grade to a lower benchmark now and from barrier four, he draws for a much softer transit this time around under Mikalya Weir.

There's certainly no world beaters going in the last at Port Macquarie and at huge odds, Makuba isn't without a sneaky each way chance off that first-up effort which was on a heavy surface.

Port Macquarie Racing FAQ

What time is the first race at Port Macquarie?

The first race at Port Macquarie is scheduled for a 12.40pm start time.

Race 1 is Maiden to be run over 1000 metres.

Who's the best jockey at Port Macquarie?

With 11 winners, Ben Looker is the best jockey over the last 12 months.

He has 4 rides on this card.

Who's the best trainer at Port Macquarie?

With 6 winners, Colt Prosser is the best trainer at Port Macquarie this season.

They've come at an excellent strike rate of 30% and he has one runner in on this program.

When won the 2019 Port Macquarie Cup?

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Rapido Chaparro won the Port Macquarie Cup on Friday, October 11 in 2019.

This race is worth $200,000.

How to bet on Port Macquarie?

To place a bet on the Port Macquarie races you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker.

Generally, corporate bookies open betting markets on the country Port Macquarie meetings a day or two out from race day.

Verdict

She has to carry more weight off her fresh win but Tigeen finds limited opposition in Race 6 otherwise and the extra trip suits.

Spitting a small stake for an each way wager on Makuba in Race 9 who was brave first-up and drops in grade there.

Best Bet: Tigeen To Win @2.45 at Sportsbet - 4 Units
Value Bet: Makuba Each Way @26.00 at Palmerbet - 1 Unit

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