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POWER FM & 2EC SAPPHIRE COAST CUP - BENCHMARK 66 SHOWCASE HANDICAP Tips (Race 5)
Sapphire Coast Next Best Bet - Race 5 No. 6 Devil Dan
While he's yet to be proven over a staying journey, the campaign so far for this son of Tavistock has been hard to fault and coming back to Benchmark 66 at Country level, does look well placed off three decent performances.
He was supported at big odds ($26-$16) when leading all the way to score first-up and the form out of that contest has continually stood up with subsequent Provincial wins and placings along with highlights from Enduring Night (city placed) and McGeehan (city winner) coming out of that December 12 race.
The five-year-old jumped straight from 1400m to 1900m on January 22 and continued to whack away behind the winner and defeated Mubariz in the process, who has won in town either side of that event including a January 29 victory over Lando, who was third at Canterbury, just ahead of Devil Dan.
BEGA BETTA HOME LIVING BEGA SHOWCASE SPRINT Tips (Race 6)
Sapphire Coast Best Bet - Race 6 No. 8 Revitup Rednut
Scratched from a very winnable race at Canterbury on Friday night was this mare from the Greg Blackhouse stable, who has finished runner-up in all three attempts at the Sapphire Coast and will be looking to improve on that in the Bega Showcase Sprint.
Revitup Rednut was only a stride off grabbing Demonstrate first-up at Canberra, who franked the form by winning his next outing by a good space and in two city runs either side of a Moruya performance on December 20, has been held-up at key stages in the run home, but has kept finding the line well.
The daughter of Magic Albert has been luckless through this entire campaign and is worth another chance with Blaike McDougall now taking the reins, who with 108 winners (24.2% strike rate), is currently the leading jockey in NSW for this season.
BEGA BOBCATS COUNTRY MAGIC BENCHMARK 58 SHOWCASE HANDICAP Tips (Race 8)
Sapphire Coast Value Bet - Race 8 No. 9 Clay Pan Boogie
This lightly raced five-year-old is now third-up and into his second racing preparation following a fifth-place finish as favourite on the January 4 card from Moruya, which came on the back of strong December return at Randwick.
Although Clay Pan Boogie admittedly had every chance in that last start attempt where he was fair albeit a little one-paced to the line, perhaps he is a galloper that needs to be ridden a shade colder and allowed to come with one effort, which was evident in the Maiden win last September, on a Soft 7 surface.
Off the first-up Highway performance, where he got home well for third over 1300m behind a progressive winner in Another One and Kattegat (bolted in at his next outing), Clay Pan Boogie is a leading contender in this field which has a lot of well exposed opposition.