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Port Macquarie Tips and Best Bets for October 9

  • Get our tips and best bets for the Port Macquarie Races in New South Wales
  • The $200,000 Port Macquarie Cup headlines the October 9 meeting
  • A competitive eight race card has been assembled
  • Our Best Bets & Value Tips can be found below
Port Macquarie Tips
The Port Macquarie Cup features on the October 9 NSW card. (Getty)

Get free Port Macquarie tips, race previews and betting selections for all key race meetings from the Port Macquarie Races in New South Wales.

Our Port Macquarie best bets are provided by expert form analysts and tipsters, with free betting tips available right here.

Port Macquarie Tips October 9


Port Macquarie Value Bet - Race 3 No. 3 Schoona The Better

Local Port Macquarie trainer Allan Kehoe prepares this four-year-old who's on debut and it's well worth noting that both lead-up trials in September have been in Open heats where he's been competing against some useful country gallopers.

He was just off the Tiomo who had placed at Eagle Farm only four days earlier and since, finished fourth in the $75,000 Lismore Cup whilst via his last hit-out, had the blinkers applied and although safely held for second, wasn't asked to do anymore behind Acoustix (74 rater and Provincial winner last campaign).

This isn't the strongest of maidens and with gun country hoop Matthew McGuren remaining in the saddle from that last piece of work, I suspect they're looking for a forward showing with Schoona The Better.


Port Macquarie Best Bet - Race 5 No. 7 Cryptic Jewel

Trainer Sam Kavanagh is doing well with a few of these city off-casts and has another on his hands here with Cryptic Jewel who was competitive at group level in Melbourne in March this year before good showings at Caulfield and Flemington in April and May.

The daughter of Savabeel was respected in the betting via her stable debut for Kavanagh when sent around as a $5 chance in the $80,000 Panorama on September 27 but was shuffled back from a wide gate before launching over the concluding stages when finally balancing up.

Cryptic Jewel drops 3kg off that run and now getting over a more suitable trip of 1500m where they have the benefit of barrier two, she's a big price considering the far superior form lines earlier in the year.


Port Macquarie Next Best Bet - Race 8 No. 3 Cecilia

You don't get many looks at a $50,000 Country Class 1 and with that, I'd be surprised if this wasn't a genuine target for this four-year-old who has recorded a win and three placings from her four career starts to date.

She found the 1000m a little sharp first-up last campaign before defeating Yulong Base, a runner that won two of his next three outings which included a comfortable Highway victory in town back in August.

Although it was admittedly a slow trial, Cecilia won a 1000m heat in very soft fashion and if asked, could've put a space on a handy line-up that included Two Big Fari, Newsfan and Mongolian Wolf, all city class gallopers.


Race 5: 5,7,8,9,11
Race 6: 1,2,3,4,6,8,9,10
Race 7: 6
Race 8: 1,2,3

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Port Macquarie Races FAQs

Can I watch a live stream of the Port Macquarie Races?

Yes you can livestream all of the action from the Port Macquarie Races. 

You can find more information in our live streaming section.

When do the Port Macquarie races take place?

The Port Macquarie Race Club hosts around 20 meetings a year.

Where can I bet on the Port Macquarie Races?

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

Generally corporate bookies provide betting markets a day or two prior before a meeting at Port Macquarie.

Who won the 2019 Port Macquarie Cup?

Rapido Chaparro won the $200,000 Port Macquarie Cup in 2019.



A competitive Port Macquarie Cup card awaits us on Friday and the each-way prices available, we'll be playing both Cryptic Jewel (Race 5) and Cecilia (Race 8).

Don't rule out first starter Schoona The Better in Race 3 who's been trialing against more credentialed opposition.

Best Bet: Cryptic Jewel Each Way @+710 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Next Best Bet: Cecilia Each Way @+500 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Value Bet: Schoona The Better Each Way @+810 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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Port Macquarie - October 9