Taree and Pakenham is where today’s top selections come from with the Taree Cup the feature race of the day. Our tip of the day looking to make it two on the trot and we can’t see it why it won’t happen after winning by 4.5 lengths last start.
Taree is racing on a Good 3 with the rail True.
Pakenham is a racing on synthetic with the rail True.
TED’S DREAM has finished in the placings at four from his five starts to date and looks perfectly placed to breakthrough here today. Beaten by 1.5 lengths behind Sunreel at Kempsey last start and will strip fitter third-up here today. Drawn to get the run of the race and ready to get his maiden victory out of the way. Sticking with him.
1st: No6 TED’S DREAM 2nd: No3 Dad’s Army; 3rd: No1 Acraman; 4th: No4 Justaway
SEEWHATSHEBRINGS started the short-priced favourite last start and disappointed when beaten by 4 lengths - but can bounce back here today. Go on her narrow defeat behind Grand Wish at Sandown a month back when storming home from a mid-field position. Drawn perfectly, she will be hard to beat today.
1st: No11 SEEWHATSHEBRINGS 2nd: No4 Jimmy Foo; 3rd: No7 Reset’s Son; 4th: No1 Daybreaker
Drawn to get the run of the race sees Allan Denham-trained IMPERIAL EAGLE (NEXT BEST BET) ready to bounce back into the winner’s circle here today. Got too far back without threatening at Kempsey last start but is better than that and is unbeaten on the track. Has a good record over the distance and will be the one storming home late. Rates well.
1st: No6 IMPERIAL EAGLE 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No4 Social Pirate; 3rd: No8 She’s Magical; 4th: No1 Patriot
LADY EVELYN looked impressive when winning the prelude and will be hard to beat in today’s feature event, the Taree Cup over 2000m. Gave her rivals no chance when streaking to a dominant 2.9 length victory a fortnight back. Excels on the track and will appreciate the extra distance here today. The one to beat.
1st: No9 LADY EVELYN 2nd: No6 Invicta; 3rd: No11 Bold and Groovy; 4th: No3 Our Gravano
Lightly-raced gelding VIVA ACHEEVA (BEST BET) finally broke through last start on this track when giving his rivals a galloping lesson, winning by 4.5 lengths. Has drawn well and will be the one running strong in the final furlong. Can make it successive victories in the final event of the program at Pakenham today. Big show expected.
1st: No3 VIVA ACHEEVA 2nd: No2 Stornaway; 3rd: No4 Don’t Retreat; 4th: No6 East West