GREAT NORTHERN SUPER CRISP CLASS 1 HANDICAP Tips (Race 5)
Port Macquarie Best Bet - Race 5 No. 5 Impulse Control
The query is this resumption is over 1000m, however, I do think this filly will be comfortably the best galloper in this field going forward, so ideally settling handy from a low draw, class can prevail.
A half-sister to Listed winner Feminsa Fashion and from the same family as Group winners, Berezny and Lolita Star, Impulse Control was raw but showed clear ability in her first campaign, bolting in at Port Macquarie following a debut in which she did plenty wrong.
The blinkers are off and this gear change was in effect via her most recent trial on May 5 when working home under her own steam behind the speedy Buckin' Beauty, going to the line with Tactical Advantage, a multiple stakes winner.
JOHN OXLEY MOTORS CLASS 3 HANDICAP Tips (Race 6)
Port Macquarie Next Best Bet - Race 6 No. 3 Racketeering
With now three runs under his belt following a 12 month spell, this gelding is well placed on Tuesday, coming back from a leader dominated Highway attempt when never in calculations after settling at the rear.
It was a fair resumption in a Doomben Class 2 before venturing to the Gold Coast and boxing on well for second behind Split Not A Shock (beaten favourite in a Class 6 following that), defeating Fortified in the process, who subsequently won at midweek level in Brisbane.
That's certainly good enough form for this Country Class 3 and showing promise with back-to-back victories last autumn, can figure with ideally a closer run in transit from barrier four under Chad Lever.
DE BORTOLI WINES BENCHMARK 58 HANDICAP Tips (Race 7)
Port Macquarie Value Bet - Race 7 No. 4 Vendome
Hopefully we get at least one upgrade on the current Soft 6 track reading as it will assist the chances of this five-year-old, who although has been well held both first and second-up, shouldn't be all that far away now.
Vendome created an immediate impression when joining the local Matthew McCudden stable last spring, sustaining a wide run to salute in a Class 1 back in November and through the form of the runner-up, Whatlookingat, this is isn't any harder.
The son of O'Reilly stuck on well in a handy Class 2 fresh before getting too far out of his ground on April 26, but from a better draw and now up to 1100m, should settle closer in what is a winnable race.