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Port Macquarie Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for May 18

  • Get our tips and best bets for the Port Macquarie Races in New South Wales
  • They host a seven race card on May 18
  • The track is currently in the Soft 6 range, but there's a chance of an upgrade
  • Our Tuesday preview is included below
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Seven races feature on the Tuesday meeting from Port Macquarie. (Getty)
Alex Marsh 17 May 2021
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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 May 18


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.


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.


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.

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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.



Impulse Control (Race 5) and Racketeering (Race 6) will run as our best bets at Port Macquarie on Tuesday.

Vendome makes some each-way appeal in the last.

Best Bet: Impulse Control To Win @140.00 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Next Best Bet: Racketeering To Win @200.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 4 Units
Value Bet: Vendome Each Way @900.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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